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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.

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.

Song writing isn't that hard

Published January 6, 2009

Song writing isn't that hard

I’ve just found this and had to share. Utterly amazing. Aside from the fact it’s scary how many songs are alike, I’m very impressed with their ability to switch from one to the other. I’d just get carried away and at least finish the chorus of one song. How do they manage to control themselves to just do one line of each?

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.

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.

Going live!

Published June 5, 2008

Going live!

Leo Laporte is turning his life into an internet show. But this isn’t like Justin TV, this is podcasting at its finest. He joined in the group of people who were live streaming themselves recording a show, which meant you could interact with people via the chatroom and it was all real time. Then he took that idea and brought it to a whole new level. Now he broadcasts live from his office A LOT.

The end

Published September 18, 2006

The end

Woke Up This Morning is no more. Sorry for the abrupt disappearance and for anyone who is going to miss my ramblings. This is the consequence of a choice I had to make and whilst it’s hard for me to see it go, ultimately it was an easy decision. Some things are more important than blogging. I’m still around over at Sidepodcast and look for me commenting on a website near you soon.

Must Comment Monday

Published February 19, 2006

Must Comment Monday

Okay, you see these things all the time. Photo Friday, Talky Tuesday, Question Saturday. Some of them are genuinely cool things to take part in (Photo Friday being one that I do whenever I can), and some of them are just a way for people to come up with ideas to fill their blogs, because they don’t have anything sensible to talk about. I have considered doing some of them, but have so far restrained myself, because I don’t really like the idea of someone else controlling what I write about.

Don't eat this post

Published September 16, 2005

Don't eat this post

I’m currently reading Don’t Eat This Book by Morgan Spurlock, the guy who made the film Super Size Me. It’s basically more of the same, talking about how bad McDonalds is for you, and full of facts that will scare you away from the Golden Arches forever. But apparently Subway are just as bad. If you don’t order one of those six healthy sandwiches, and instead order something off the menu, it’s packed with calories and not very good for you at all.