Archive for the ‘musings’ Category

Get silent errors when using Drupal’s Backup and Migrate module to restore files?

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

I had one of those gotcha moments when trying to use Drupal’s Backup and Migrate module to …

Why always run “rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*” after an apt-get install is run in a Dockerfile?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

I was taking the time to peruse the Dockerfile that builds a PHP Docker Image with …

‘Magnet Bird Table’. Designed to, literally, attract the birds.

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

I have installed my ‘Magnet’ bird attractor submission for the Minories ‘Birds of a Feather’ show, Colchester. …

What is the difference between retina and non-retina settings in colorbox?

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

I am learning about Colorbox, the jQuery lightbox plugin.

I was browsing through the colorbox examples page

Funny emacs

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

I have had to edit the Windows registry with hexadecimal code to remap the keyboard …

Short alternatives of the word Authentication and the word Authorisation

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

As a programmer I use the word Authentication and the word Authorisation in my code.

I’d …

A poem about a cat called Mutton Geoff

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

I’m currently looking after a cat for a friend.

Mutton Geoff is the cat I keep,
Within my flat …

Marketing folks using borrowed words - badly.

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

I have just read a brilliant, practical, guide to cutting the crap out of your promotional …

Fear of losing my career forced me to learn to touchtype.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Last year I started to get utterly crippling pain in my hand which made typing …

I want to teach the world to type. Suggestions for typing exercises/practice games.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Why learn touch typing?

Although touch typing is *measured* in terms of ’speed’ and ‘accuracy’ it is …