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Wiblog - Paul's Wibblings

16/04/16

The last 24 hours at WalkLakes have been a bit of an exciting ride. On the plus side yesterday we sold the most walks in one day ever, beating the best day last August. On the minus side we received our first payment by PayPal eCheque this morning (no, us neither) and our software sent the customer the walk as normal.  read more ...

15/01/16

I've written here before about the how pissed off I am at web sites that disable onpaste on <input> fields in forms. Last night I had an illustration of why people do it.  read more ...

30/12/15

One of the things we've needed to do for WalkLakes is to generate PDF versions of our walks and I've talked here before about how we did this using htmldoc, a program which converts HTML to PDF (or Postscript), but that it had its limitation - mainly that it had no CSS support and was designed around an old release of HTML.  read more ...

17/11/15

At the weekend I bought another Chromebook (of which more later) from an eBay trader and yesterday he shipped it to me via Parcelforce Express 24. All well and good.  read more ...

08/06/15

Apparently it's PHP's 20th birthday today, well according to various chatter on the Interweb anyway, and people are digging out their memories of when they first came to it. I must have been a fairly early adopter I think...  read more ...

13/03/15

Long time readers may remember my rant about the problems I had making a donation for charitable work in Africa because charities wouldn't let you donate and walk away clean. Not without jumping through a lot of hoops anyway.  read more ...

30/11/14

At the suggestion of Tea and Kittens (which is currently running a "Kitten Aid 2014" campaign) I tried to give a donation to Médecins Sans Frontières this morning as they seem to be doing good work, as ever, in Africa at the moment. But when I went to their donations page I was confronted with this:  read more ...

26/11/14

Stagecoach Cambus have finally introduced a carnet style scheme for travel on their buses using their Dayrider or Dayrider Plus tickets. The system is a bit like the London Oyster card, but with some drawbacks.  read more ...

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 ...

04/05/14

I've more of less given up trying to sell my services developing web sites as it seems to me it's turned from a product created by scientists into one created by artists. From what I've seen that means more pretty, less content, often harder to navigate with little thought for the future. ...  read more ...

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