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Archive for October, 2009

Halloween flying bats to make with a child

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Celebrate Halloween with this easy to make flying bat decoration. It’s great fun to make with kids. The bat template for the bat shape is taken from Halloween colouring download (pdf) that I’d created previously. The bat shapes are on page 6 of the document. Simply: print the page onto coloured card (grey or purple […]

Blog title – Monkeys, megabytes, medical and more …

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

(Children, IT, first aid and other ramblings …) I’ve given my blog on Watkissonline a new subtitle and made some changes to the appearance. When I first started the blog over 4 years ago there was no real theme to the blog and it was just a way of putting down some of my personal […]

Linux Loginfo – Apache basic log analysis software

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

This Apache log analysis tool is no longer being maintained. This is included here for future reference or to allow anyone to pick up and continue with the project. About This is simple Log Analysis software designed to give the webmaster useful information about who is visiting their website. The software has only a few […]

Linux Apache Virtual Hosts (vhosts)

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Virtual Hosting is the ability to run several different websites on the same server. There are a number of ways that this can be achieved,
using different port numbers for the webservers (instead of the default port 80); using different IP addresses aliased to the same server; or by using the information contained int the http header to determine which site the user is trying to access.

Cygwin / SSH for Windows (Linux programs under Windows)

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Cywin provides a Linux like environment for Windows. Basically it ports the command shell and some GUI and non-GUI applications to windows. It’s most useful for allowing shell scripts to run in a command line on windows, or running system services such as SSH.

Wii Dance Hotest Party Hits 2 (compare with Dancing Stage for the PS-One and Wii Fit).

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

I’ve been on a diet for some time now. At first I took Alli weight-loss pills, but stopped taking the Alli pills a little over 2 weeks ago as my BMI is now below the minimum to get more Alli tablets. I’m still trying to continue with the same diet and increasing my exercise further […]

TestDisk – Free unformat / SD card recovery tools for Linux, Windows and Mac

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Ever had that sinking feeling when you format your SD card with all your precious holiday photos before suddenly realising that you hadn’t actually copied them anywhere? In this case it turned out I did have a copy after all, it just happened to be on a different computer. I thought it was a good […]

Website design – When less is better

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Creating a new website is only a small part of the role for a webmaster. Maintaining a website takes much more effort over a much longer period of time. There are tools that can be used to make maintaining a website easier, such as content management systems and blogging tools, but essentially it is still […]

Handmade clock at The Bridge Cafe Service in Redditch.

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

We made this clock at Church today. Not your usual worship activity, but then it’s not a typical church service. This was made at the cafe service at The Bridge Ecumenical Church in Headless Cross, Redditch (formally known as St Luke’s Church). I’ve already written about the church cafe service. The theme was about making […]

New Advanced First Aid Quiz on Firstaidquiz.com

Friday, October 9th, 2009

As part of a refresh of the First Aid Quiz website I’ve been updating all the questions. I retired the medical gas quiz as I have not re-qualified in medical gasses this year and so do not consider myself qualified to keep the quiz accurate. As a replacement, for those that find the regular first […]


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