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Wiblog - Paul's Wibblings

A Maze of Little Twisty Passages

15/08/16

Yesterday I ordered something on eBay. It was a very good price but I thought I'd just got lucky. Nope, it was a scammer. So at 3am today I get an email from eBay:  read more ...

Car Rentals Are Back

27/07/16

Almost seven years ago now in August 2009 I wrote a post here taking the piss out of Thrifty Car and Van Rental and, unsurprisingly, I'd forgotten all about it.

Until today.  read more ...

Facebook Messenger ... and Telegram

09/07/15

I know a lot of people use it but I'm not a great fan of Facebook Messenger. I think part of the reason is that it's imposed upon you: if you use Facebook then, implicitly, you are using Messenger. I can find no way of saying "I don't use Messenger" and people assume you do. So they message you anyway. Sometimes about stuff that matters, and that's a problem.  read more ...

Christmas Shopping

23/11/14

The Hug run a list server which hosts various lists both locally and nationally because it's the sort of thing we do for ourselves, our friends, our community and for organisations we support and, if you're reading this post, you may well be a subscriber to one or more of them.  read more ...

Shaping Your Place

08/08/13

I've wasted far too much time lately worrying about a web site which Cambridgeshire County Council is imposing on us called ShapeYourPlace which aims to be a "one stop shop" both for reporting issues within our community and for posting local news and events.  read more ...

Valuing a Domain

27/04/13

It's renewal time for opus.cx, the domain we use for our content management system and it's going to cost us about £41 for one year to renew, which is a bit steep. So I idly wondered what the domain was worth. ...  read more ...

Disabling onpaste

24/04/13

I was signing an e-petition on 'Get Britain Cycling' on the HM Government petitions this morning and, as is getting increasingly common, it asked me for my email address twice but I couldn't paste into the second instance.  read more ...

Why I'm No Longer a DMOZ Editor

03/04/13

You're probably not aware of DMOZ Open Directory Project but it was a valiant attempt to index the Web which, before the days of Wikipedia and Google's excellent search engine, made a lot sense. Their site has an about page which explains what they were trying to do.  read more ...

We Know Where You Live

31/03/13

I was on FixMyStreet today reporting a problem and I clicked on the "Your Reports" link which I'd never bothered doing before and this map appeared:  read more ...

Maps for a Route

31/03/13

I've made an enhancement to my mapping application today which came about largely as a side effect of some work I've been doing for Beth to make it easier for her when she's entering details of new walks onto the WalkLakes site.  read more ...

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