Here are a few of my favourite foods that I ate when on a low fat diet. Breakfast Breakfast cereals Most breakfast cereals are low in fat and calories. Avoid cereals with added sugar – these can have a lot of calories Take care with muesli – Muesli can be good if eaten in small […]
Archive for September, 2009
I’ve been looking for a while for a child friendly version of Greased Lightning. I’ve certainly heard the original version used at other children’s discos before, but it includes the words s**t and t*t, which are not words I’d like my 4 year daughter singing along to, just yet. I also have a disco set-up […]
Cough CPR – NOT a valid first aid technique.
There is an email doing the rounds again that I first saw some time ago. This time there is a powerpoint presentation with some comic pictures, but the information is just as bad as the text emails.
With a change in the rules governing the use of speed cameras it is now possible to install speed cameras in areas where there is no history of accidents or deaths, but where there is a history or speeding. West Mercia Safer Roads Partnership is trialling this near a school in Great Witley in Worcestershire. […]
The network time protocol is a means to synchronise time clocks of devices over the Internet. As well as being a convenient way to make sure your PC shows the correct time it is often used to ensure that the time of servers and routers are in synchronization. This is particularly important for database transaction logging, stock related transactions, security logging and analysis, network monitoring and other time critical applications.
We’ve visited Gulliver’s Land Theme Park in Milton Keynes a few times before. This is our first visit to Gulliver’s Kingdom Theme Park in Matlock Bath. Gulliver’s is a Theme park designed for children aged 2 to 13. There is one adult roller coaster for older children and adults, but the majority are for younger […]
Every now and again there is some new post via Facebook / Twitter / Email about the latest deadly virus which is threatening to attack your PC. Whilst some of these relate to real viruses, the vast majority are hoaxes. These are often started as a childish prank to see how far they can get […]
Simple Intrusion Detecion Rules for Apache (Apache mod_rewrite & PHP based Intrusion Detection System IDS)Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
This is a document I created a while ago. I’m redesigning the Watkissonline site that this was previously stored on, but I wanted to keep this information. It’s kept more as an academic exercise. It could be used as a basic IDS notification system or as a module for a more complex solution, but I […]
I lost 3lbs on the Alli diet this week. The Alli Oops is used to describe some of the potentially unpleasant side-effects from taking the Alli weight-loss diet pills. The alli oops is a very real possibility, but in the last 3 months I’ve been taking the pills I have not really experienced the potential […]
I have bought a pay-as-you-go O2 Mobile Broadband USB Dongle to provide broadband connectivity whilst away from home. The first part was in purchasing this which was not a particularly pleasant experience. This is not a fault of O2, but of the retailer Phone 4U who I will not be buying from again Mobile Broadband […]