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Archive for June, 2009

Firefox 3.5 is here – Faster, Safer, More Fun web browsing

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Firefox 3.5 is here. There is a lot of buzz on the Internet about Firefox today for the official launch of version 3.5. Firefox is a web browser that runs on various operating systems (including Windows, Mac and Linux) and is available completely Free. I’ve been running the pre-release versions for a while now and […]

Testing my new Tent – Easy camp, Taranto 600

Monday, June 29th, 2009

I bought a new tent earlier in the year and we’re looking at putting it to use soon. This will be the first time we’ve been camping since we’ve had kids – so looking forward to it with a little bit of apprehension. It’s an Easy camp Go Taranto 600, 7 birth tent. At least […]

First Aid Quiz – website refresh

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

I’ve been making some changes to the First Aid Quiz website for the last few weeks. The first part of the website update is now complete. I have now updated all the existing questions in-line with the 9th edition first aid manual. There were more changes than I thought mainly due to a minor change […]

New First Aid at Work (FAW) courses start in October 2009

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Some time ago the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) had a survey on First Aid Training. I did participate in that survey, although I’m not a big fan of the outcome. The result was that last year they published the new guidelines for First Aid at Work training and the new training courses will start […]

DVD Review: The boy in the striped pyjamas

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

It’s been over a year since I wrote a DVD review on my blog, mainly because I wanted to concentrate on the 3 main topics. This is one film that really had an impact on me and so I wanted to post a review. The film The boy in the striped pyjamas is about two […]

Can’t eat money

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

There is an ancient Native American Indian Cree proverb which goes something like: Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will you realise that you can’t eat money It’s actually probably one of the most misquoted proverb ever, although the generally […]

Disneyland Paris Holiday 2009 Part 3 – Disney Village and hotel restaurant

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

This is the final part in a 3 part review of our Disneyland Paris holiday with a baby and child. We stayed at the Hotel Sante Fe which is a Disneyland hotel on the site. As a result we had to eat each evening at either the hotel or Disney Village. To put things into […]

Disneyland Paris Holiday 2009 Part 2 – Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios

Monday, June 8th, 2009

After checking-in at our hotel we caught the park bus to the bus terminal. Near to the bus terminal is Disney Village (more about that in part 3), and then there are two parks. The traditional Disneyland Park (EuroDisney), and the Walt Disney Studios Park. Both are worth visiting, but we spent much more time […]

Disneyland Paris Holiday 2009 Part 1 – Travel to Paris and Hotel Santa Fe

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

We travelled to Disneyland Paris with our baby son (just over 1 year old) and 3 year old daughter. Our flight was from Birmingham Airport. We drove to the airport and had booked our car park place in advance at www.bhx.co.uk. As we booked over 3 months before the holiday the parking was only £15 […]

Free Software, Open Source and Software Patents – why is it so important!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

I keep going on about Open Source Software and the risk that software patents poses. This is why I think these are so important. Free and open source software is an important part of many things we take for granted. What is free and open source software Free and open source software is software created […]


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