The Irish postal service is generally pretty good. Most of the time you can get next day delivery on the island of Ireland, or close to it. And international mail generally works flawlessly. In common with most modern postal services An Post offers a variety of "digital" options. So now when you want to send a parcel you can weigh it yourself and do all the other bits … [Read more...] about The Irish Postal Service Failed Me!
It's 2023. I've been working "online" in some shape or form since the late 90s. While I may not know how "everything" works online, I have been doing this stuff for long enough to not be a completely naive idiot. Or at least I hope I'm not! However sometimes even I am surprised and a little shocked at how some companies play fast and loose with privacy and data. What … [Read more...] about My Privacy Has Been Sold
It's coming towards the end of August, so we're now into what I like to call "jam and chutney season". Admittedly you can start making jam much earlier in the year if you want to and of course the same is true of chutneys. However, being a little more traditional, I associate this time of year with tomatoes, apples and blackberries. Last year I made a variety of different … [Read more...] about Jam and Chutney Season
Tracy Chapman's hit "Fast Car" was first released in 1988. It was also her first single. It was a success globally. While it has been covered many times over the years it's only this year that a cover version has met with real success. Country singer Luke Combs' version of Fast Car has been a huge success. And if you listen to it you can see (and hear) how true to the … [Read more...] about Luke Combs’ Version of Fast Car
Once upon a time, a long long time ago I used to do some work on people's websites. It's how I ended up getting into the entire internet business. I generally don't do work on people's sites anymore, though I do manage multiple sites for myself and a few friends and organisations I'm involved with. I was recently helping somebody make a few tweaks and changes to their site. … [Read more...] about Dodgy WordPress Developer Tactics