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Archive for December, 2006

Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird Addons / Extensions / Plugins

Friday, December 15th, 2006

I’ve recently swapped one of my computers so I’ve been through re-installing the addons / extensions / plugins to Mozilla Firefox web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client. Here is a list of the ones I’ve installed, which you may like to take a look at. This is not a comprehensive list, as there are […]

Online Privacy and clearing your web browser history and cache – NSPCC

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

The amount of privacy that you have online can be a controversial topic. It varies from those that believe that personal freedom should be a given right, to those that believe that you don’t need privacy unless you have got something to hide. Well here is an example where privacy can be important. You may […]

Death by Dangerous Driving

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Yesterday, when driving home from work, I had to make a detour due to the road being closed. The reason I found out later was that an elderly woman died after being hit by a lorry. The driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. I don’t know the full details […]

Center Parcs Countdown to Christmas at Longleat Forest

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

We’ve been to Center Parcs again this December, during the count down to Christmas period 2006. We had already been to a Center Parcs at Christmas last year – Holiday with a Baby, Center Parcs Sherwood Forest Nottingham UK, when our daughter was only a few months old. Our daughter was a bit older at […]

Change to LPI (Linux Professional Institute) recertification policy

Monday, December 11th, 2006

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has changed it’s recertification policy. Previously LPIC qualifications were active for 10 years, but now they are only active for 5 years. I can understand the reason for the change, and still think it’s a reasonable length of time. If you think about how much Linux has changed in 10 […]

DVD Review: Life. Live it. – First Aid DVD from the British Red Cross

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

The British Red Cross have a campaign called Life. Live it. The campaign is aimed at encouraging young people to learn basic first aid. The web site allows you to request a free DVD, and it is that which I’m reviewing here. The DVD is available to those involved in teaching or promoting First Aid […]

Be The Full Stop – NSPCC Campaign and Map of Supporters

Friday, December 8th, 2006

The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) has a campaign web site called Be The Full Stop. The site encourages visitors to show their support for the NSPCCs campaign to create a full stop to child cruelty. By entering their postcode visitors can place a mark on a map of the […]

Woolworths – Buy 2 Get 1 Free Offer has ended

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Some information for anyone planning to get some Christmas shopping from Woolworths. The buy 2 get 1 free offer has now finished. It is not obvious when you go into the store. The stickers that have been used for the offer (the present on the white background), is still on all the gifts, and there […]

Statford Upon Avon – Filthy Car Park Lift

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

I went shopping today in Stratford Upon Avon today and was disgusted with the state of the car park. I parked in the multi story car park on Bridgeway. The car park is managed by Stratford On Avon district council. After parking on the fourth floor I took the lift down and was appalled by […]


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