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Archive for December, 2006

Teletubbies TV, DVD and Game Reviews

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

There was some controversy when Teletubbies was first broadcast on the BBC. One of the concerns was from the baby sounds that the teletubbies make, saying Eh-Oh, instead of hello etc. Being the parent of a 1 year old baby I can now see that the teletubbies really do benefit young children. Our daughter is […]

Toy Review: SmartVille Safe & Sound Fire Station from vtech

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

This is a review of the SmartVille 3-2-1 Rescue Fire Station from vtech. The toy is designed for children aged 12months and above. It consists of a plastic fire station, fire engine and dog, cat and bird characters. The Fire station includes light and sound buttons, including a pad which responds differently when each of […]

Life Saving Attempt in Coventry by St. John Ambulance Members

Friday, December 29th, 2006

In an earlier blog I wrote about Death by Dangerous Driving where a pedestrian was killed by a driver in Coventry. At the time I heard that a trainee paramedic attempted resuscitation to save the ladies life. I didn’t know at the time, but I actually know that person that attempted to save the life. […]

First Aid – Preperation in case of an emergency

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

We don’t like to think that we are going to be injured or struck with an emergency medical condition, but it’s worth being prepared just in case. When thinking about being prepared for an emergency then we may think about First Aid, but we don’t necessarily think about things we can do to our home. […]

Web Site Cracked

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

The first aid quiz web site has been cracked and some of the files changed. This is on a hosted web server, so I’ve asked the hosting company to investigate the attack. The web site was set to redirect to a System Doctor 2006 web site. If you ever end up at that web site […]

Toy Review: V.smile Baby – Computer Console for Babies and Young Children from vtech

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

This is a review of the V.Smile Baby TV Console from vtech. Also known as “V.Smile Baby Infant Development System”. This is like a playstation designed for babies, designed to educate and entertain children from 9 to 36 months. This is an initial review of the product as this has just been given to our […]

Give a present to a complete stranger this Christmas

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Last year I gave an extra present at Christmas. It wasn’t for anyone I know, but to charity to support the work of the NSPCC and Childline. This year I’ve decided to do the same, but to a different charity. In fact I think I’m going to make this an annual thing choosing a different […]

New Linux Tutorial – Basic Shell Programming Reference Guide – PenguinTutor.com

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

I’ve added a new tutorial to the PenguinTutor.com Linux web site. I’ve been quite busy recently with taking my latest LPI exam etc so it’s the first new document to be added since August. This tutorial is a “Basic Shell Programming Reference Guide”. It covers the basics of shell programming for someone who already understands […]

Email to Linux Format on the Mono C# Tutorials

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Here is my latest email to Linux Format magazine. I’ve already had a number of letters published including: LinuxFormat Mailserver – Disc Reference Linux Format Magazine – Reply to In Defence of the Firefox Web Browser I also had some others published before I started blogging. If anyone has any other suggestions about learning Mono […]

Linux Format Magazine – Reply to In Defence of the Firefox Web Browser

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

In response to the November edition of Linux Format Magazine (LXF 86) I wrote an email defending the latest Firefox browser and in particular the large change in version number to 2.0. Full details of my email are in my earlier post – In defence of the Firefox Web Browser. My email has been published […]


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