Shopping around and pricing things is something a lot of us do on a regular basis. When you're buying a fixed price item it makes sense. Why would you pay €500 for an item if you can find it from another shop for €300? A difference in price of a couple of euro, however, might not be worth it. Some shops, both online and offline, offer other services and incentives. Or it could … [Read more...] about Annoying Price Difference
The joys of running websites is that you often end up troubleshooting issues that crop up. Sometimes the error can be something really simple, or fairly obvious. Like you switch to the latest version of PHP but forget to install all the required PHP modules. Other times, however, the error is more niggly than anything else, so you put it on the long finger. In my case I'd … [Read more...] about Debugging a Broken Website
A few days ago I posted about trying to choose a barbecue. I hadn't realised that there were so many different types of barbecues available nor how passionate many of my friends are about it. It was a little overwhelming! Fortunately between the comments here, on my Facebook post and an incredibly helpful friend who talked me through it in detail, I was able to make a … [Read more...] about Barbecue Acquired!
With the weather improving and everyone, including me, being stuck at home most of the time it's only natural to start thinking about gardens and things you can do in them. Over the past couple of years I've managed to get my herb garden going and I'll hopefully get a usable crop from my berries this year. The herbs are growing, even in places that I didn't plant them (I'm … [Read more...] about Trying to Choose a Barbecue
Over the past couple of months I seem to be getting more unsolicited emails from companies. I also seem to be getting more badly targetted LiinkedIn "invites". An "invite" is a real misnomer. They're much much closer to being spam than anything else. Today's little "gem" is a great example of how NOT to connect with me on LinkedIn: So much wrong with this. So let's … [Read more...] about Lazy Bad Marketing on Steroids