iCloud – iFeelScrewed

If you are reading this then the chances are you already know about Apple’s new iCloud service, announced at WWDC last week. I signed up for MobileMe when I bought an iPhone as I wanted to keep things in sync with my Mac Mini. It was OK but as a long term Google...

Reinstalling OS X

My iMac has a mysterious complaint: it keeps shutting down, about once a day, for no obvious reason. For a computer that is left on 24×7 to record TV and run offsite backup this is a bit of a problem. Yesterday, amongst other things, Apple techs had me wipe the...

One blog or two?

Today I decided to start a new blog … no, not this one, which I intend to keep going but something more specifically linked to the web design work that I am trying to get into. In the past I have decided against posting certain articles here because I thought...

A whole new world

As I mentioned in the previous post a friend recently asked for some help with a club website that she administers, this started a journey that led me into the heart of WordPress and beyond. I tried various plugins that offered the kind of functionality she wanted,...

Nothing to see … move along

I have not posted here for a while. Most my time has been spent working on …. WordPress, and in rather more detail than I feel comfortable with. Recently a friend asked for some help with a club website that she administers: “is it possible to add an event...

iPad2

When Apple first announced the iPad I admit that I could not really see the use case but I quickly realised that this was the ideal device for my wife. She is not a major computer user, for example her email goes unread for ages because of the inconvenience of using a...