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Archive for September, 2008

Cafe stop Church at St Luke’s Redditch – Change your view about church services

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

St Luke’s Church in Redditch is running a completely different service at the The Memorial Hall on Sunday mornings. It’s run at the same time as the traditional communion (in the main church), but is about as different as you can get. This is the second official service (although there was a pilot service some […]

CDex, extracting CDs under Windows – Free software and patent issues regarding MP3s

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

CDex is a free Windows program for converting CDs into MP3 (or other format) files on a computer. It’s been a long time since I used the program which explains why I missed it on my earlier list of free Windows software. The software turned out to be extremely useful a few years ago when […]

Solution for a Toddler, able to escape out of childseat by getting arms out of seat belt.

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Our two year old daughter has gone through a phase of being able to get out of the childseat seat belt. Perform any search on the web and it appears that this is a common problem. Basically the child works out that if they can pull their hands through the seat belt they are then […]

New Tutorial on Penguintutor – Network IP Alias addresses in Linux

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

I’ve not had much time to spend on my websites so it’s been a long time since I’ve added a new tutorial to the PenguinTutor.com website. I have now finally got around to adding a new one. Adding an IP alias is something that I needed to do on my home computer so I used […]

World Day Against Software Patents – 24 September 2008

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Today is World Day Against Software Patents. One of the biggest threats to small software businesses and freely available open source software is the threat of software patents. Software is already protected by the current copyright laws, patents are not needed to prevent people stealing other peoples software. The big problem is that software patents […]

Baby’s first big bath – swivel bath seat

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

I gave Oliver his last bath in the baby bath recently. The reason it was his last is that at the end there was less water in the bath than was all over me, the floor and even the walls of the bath room. He’s now 7 months so is able to sit up and […]

Tatty Bear Visits Holland – Holiday Diary

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

I’ve already posted some diaries from the view of a child, see: A day at the Zoo by a toddler and Butlins through the eyes of a toddler. This one is motivated by Amelia’s nursery which has a “Tatty Bear Diary”, featuring a teddy bear that the kids take on holiday, photograph and then [the […]


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