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Pull and push

Published May 10, 2019

Pull and push

I’ve been up and running with this new website structure for about two weeks now and I’m still loving it. I don’t know if it’s just the novelty of it all or if the effort gone into simplifying everything has paid off, but I want to blog more and when I do, I write more too. The film and album review process is more immediate which means I have more thoughts and more to say.

Generate the blog that makes you feel better

Published April 27, 2019

Generate the blog that makes you feel better

It’s been a long time since I made any significant changes to my blog and the system it runs on, and now, seemingly overnight, everything has completely changed. This isn’t the work of a moment though. This is something I’ve been thinking about for at least three years. The problem I’ve used Wordpress for many, many moons now and whilst I’ve always thought it was functional in a way that would work for most people, it never quite fit my purposes.

Ten years of Film Watch

Published April 23, 2019

Ten years of Film Watch

I always start these anniversary posts with the warning that “I don’t usually like to celebrate such things but here I am going to anyway.” I have realised, though, that it’s something to do with the ten year anniversary of things. That’s the one I like because it’s a nice round number and because it seems like a long time. Ten years is the one that Film Watch is celebrating.

The BBC Blog

Published February 21, 2009

The BBC Blog

I accidentally started a new blog: The BBC Blog. Because what I need right now is more on my to-do list. However, what they say is the more you write, the better you get, and I find it helps when I write about things other than F1 sometimes. So, here is my newest blog, and it’s all about the BBC. For some reason, and I can’t figure out why, I am mostly obsessed with all things BBC.

They were already complaining

Published January 4, 2009

They were already complaining

Browsing through the iTunes TV Programmes store yesterday, I came across this little gem: That’s one single TV episode, that lasts for an hour and is £2.99. Is this the first time that iTunes have given in to the variable pricing pressure? I haven’t seen it before. When NBC said they’d be returning to iTunes, we all assumed they’d had to give in and admit that Apple’s platform is a great sales outlet for their shows.

Smarter Than Your Average 2.0

Published December 28, 2008

Smarter Than Your Average 2.0

At some point, if you’re looking at Smarter Than Your Average, it should change from a Wordpress.com template, to a rather more customisable design. While the web is gradually making it’s way towards 3.0, STYA has taken that great leap into the world of web hosting and FTP for it’s very own version 2. I’m not going to make any rash promises about hundreds of posts and lots of fascinating features, but you should probably be able to tell that the blog is already getting a bit more love and attention than it used to.

Won't you stay another day?

Published December 9, 2008

Won't you stay another day?

With the G1 only available on T-Mobile, I had to cancel my Vodafone contract. Firstly, it was almost impossible to find out how to do it, with the information tucked away in the smallest corner of the Help section of the site. I can understand a company’s desire not to lose customers, but if you’re going to have a help section, it’d be good if it was actually helpful. I sent off my email with the required information and got a reply saying something along the lines of: Sorry you’re going, we’ll cancel your contract, but will call you with the final details.

Blogging conundrum

Published May 24, 2008

Blogging conundrum

We had the previous tech dilemma of whether to buy Photoshop to help me be more interested in pictures, but not really being able to justify buying Photoshop because I don’t take enough pictures. Here’s another. I want to blog more on Smarter Than Your Average, I have things to say about the state of the web and I want to share them with you. But I find that I just don’t, and I don’t really know why that is.

Links for 2008-04-09

Published April 9, 2008

Links for 2008-04-09

Net Neutrality in Canada - Video news update Gotta love Amber reporting for reporting’s sake :) Seth’s Blog: Write like a blogger Surely everybody does have a blog, don’t they? Podcasting News » Watch Twice As Many YouTube Videos I just have one question - why? EastEnders - Soap Scoop - ‘Enders begin filming in Weymouth - Digital Spy Bit different from their original plan of Spain. No way the weather will hold.

When they're good, they're very good

Published February 1, 2008

When they're good, they're very good

Ever since I saw Live Writer, I knew that Microsoft had it in them to be good. They know what they’re doing when it comes to marketing to the masses but for us geeky individuals, they leave a lot to be desired. Live Writer has the essence of greatness, in that everything you need to blog to many different platforms is all in one place and it is unbelievably easy to use.