Working from home

I love working from home. There’s a few small things that are not ideal, but mostly it’s excellent. However, for a couple of weeks each summer it’s even better. That’s when Wimbledon – the tennis tournament – is on. I…

My Facebook account got suspended

So just now, my Facebook account got suspended. Weird. I was not doing anything, was not even near a computer and none of the devices that I own have Facebook installed. I got this email: When I clicked on the…

Page Builder Summit 7.0

So we just wound up the 7th edition of the Page Builder Summit, an online event for WordPress folk who enjoy working with tools like page builders, and want some help with various aspects of growing their businesses. It was…

I made this site static

This site is using WordPress to create and manage the content, but I decided to experiment with exporting the entire site as a static site. This means that WordPress is ‘switched off’ and only the HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other…

Hay fever

I’ve never had hay fever. Now I appear to have hay fever, and it’s brutal! I will never view the fields and the pastures and the countryside in the same way, ever again. You are now my nemesis!

Seasons

I live in a part of the world where the seasons matter. In the winter, it’s cold and the plants die back. In the spring, the plants, and many other things, come back to life. I don’t think that I…

Music that I like

I’ve always liked folk music, and this is (a taste of) something that I think sums up why I like it.

Humans are remarkable

Humans are really rather remarkable. We can do so many things. I find humans are at their very best when they create music. We won’t agree on what style of music is ‘perfect’, but this comes pretty close to me.…

The universe is pretty big

The James Webb telescope sent back the first image today and it really does make you think. The image shows galaxies as they were 13 billion years ago. This alone is remarkable when you think about it, but the fact…

Can we all agree that house prices are just silly?

So it’s the 26th May 2022, and energy prices are through the roof. Basic commodity prices are through the roof. All-the-things prices are through the roof… And the cost of buying a house (in the UK) is not just through…

Platform fatigue

Okay, so this is not something that most people will have to deal with, but I do. Everybody that I speak to has a platform (read… WhatsApp, Messenger, Slack, Signal et al.) which they prefer to use. This means that…

Humans are not good custodians of almost anything

My hope is that humans go on to do great things, like explore space and make the Earth a greater place than it is now… but it seems like we don’t really have a right to that. It’s not clear…