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Archive for July, 2010

Underwater under-sea / aquarium picture – crafts with kids

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

This is our latest craft picture that I’ve made with the kids. As you can see this is an undersea / aquarium picture. The starfish is something that our youngest child had already made at nursery the rest were printed off for the children to glitter up or colour as appropriate. The use of pre-printed […]

A response to OSGUI video 6 disadvantages of Linux

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

I follow a number of technology websites, video and podcasts when I get the time. This video has hit me as a bit of a surprise as it’s from someone that is normally pro-linux. Here’s my response to the issues raised. First here’s the video: My response 1/ Software community Trolls can be bad, but […]

What’s my IP address?

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Sometimes you need to know your IP address. Sometimes it needs to be the real IP address that you appear as on the Internet and not just the fake one that your local router uses. An example is when I blocked access from visitors whilst upgrading my blog.

Day out at Marsden tunnel end – Standedge tunnel canal trip and museum

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

The Standedge canal tunnel is the longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel in Britain. It was opened in 1811, closed in 1944 and then was reopened in 2001 as a part of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal restoration. Marsden Tunnel end is at the Yorkshire side of the Standedge canal tunnel and has been developed into […]

Website maintenance alternate page using .htaccess

Monday, July 12th, 2010

In an ideal world your website would be up 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You’d perform upgrades on an identical system and seamlessly cut over without any customers noticing, and that would be available at no extra cost. Back in the real world and you soon discover that the cost of having […]

Review: Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine at Kirklees Light Railway

Monday, July 5th, 2010

I’ve already written a review of taking children for a day out at Kirklees Light Railway, which had the regular engines from Kirklees Light Railway. Our second visit to the light railway was during a special day out with Thomas weekend, featuring Thomas the Tank Engine and some of his friends. The Kirklees Light Railway […]

First aid awareness for children – a guide for parents

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

During first aid awareness week, I thought it may be useful to consider how parents could approach making their children more aware of first aid in the home. In this post I’m assuming a child to parent relationship, but this could equally apply for a guardian, other family members or for friends of the family. […]


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