"2012 – A Year in Tweets"

As is my habit, edited “highlights” (for want of a better term) of what I wrote on Twitter over the past 12 months. Right, had better make my first Tweet of 2012 a good one. hang on… (Sun 01 Jan 2012) Another engagement at work! And I mean of the marriage variety, not toiletry or previous. (Wed 04 Jan 2012) My work pc is very unhappy after a fan heater tripped the power (and melted a 4way). Early lunch while scandisk does its stuff (Wed 04 Jan 2012) Is it me, or is Sherlock turning into Jonathan Creek? (Wed 04 […]

"2012"

Well, last day of 2012. I’ve already reviewed how I did against my ambitions for this year (not too badly), and I’ll look forward to next year when we get there. Year of Tweets to come too (less to choose from this year,  I feel). This year has been notable for being fairly boring. I didn’t start anything new. Nobody changed jobs, schools, hatched, matched, or dispatched. It’s been lovely!! Of course events of note have occurred. The two most significant being my Mum having a major stroke, and me changing to working a 4 day week (that is, going […]

"Ambitious?"

Way back at the start of 2012 I blogged my ambitions for the year. As I mentioned then, I don’t find the “New Year’s Resolutions” thing at all helpful, and much prefer to identify where I hope to be in 12 months times. All of that said, I had more or less forgotten about this list since I wrote it! However, given that I can’t see much opportunity for covering off the ones I haven’t managed in the next 19 days, may as well assess how I did now! Go climbing regularly – at least 10 times in 2012 – […]

"Cuteness"

No. 2 Son is at a delightful stage of life – learning new words every day, and eager to try out his enhanced vocabulary. We did fireworks recently, and he watched from inside the house (our reasoning being that cold and loud were not good combinations). His assessment was along the lines of: Bang bang bang. Do again. Do again. Up sky. Do again do again do again. Up Sky being a rocket, of course! He also pretended his torch was a sparkler, twirling it round and round like his dad and brother outside. This morning was another great example. […]

"Twitter API"

Just a quicky to note that twitter switched off the old school (original) API last night. Where you used to use http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline you now have to use https://api.twitter.com/1.1/statusus/user_timeline I’ve updated the Weatherbot page (and the weatherbot itself) to reflect this change. In case you’re not aware, the Weatherbot is a sort of tutorial into how to use OAuth and the Twitter API. Unfortunately, this change also broke my tweetrate calculator, and my twitter timeline on the front page. They should be fixed now, but they still use v1 of the API which is due to be switched off at some […]

"WWJD"

When I was a bit younger, there was a sort of craze in Christian circles for wearing rubber bracelets with the initials “WWJD”  – or “What Would Jesus Do”. The idea was, I think, to provide a tangible challenge to yourself about your behaviour and decisions. When one found oneself in various situations, when question “What Would Jesus Do [in this situation]” would spring readily to your mind. I think that some people took offence at the notion that we can either claim to know the mind of Jesus, or reduce him to a bangle. A sort of counter movement […]

"Blue Challenge"

Week three of the colour challenge is done – all things blue. Back to random photos after this!

"White Challenge"

Week two of the colour challenge is done – as you recall it was “white” this time around. Blue kicks off tomorrow, so, until then, here are the whities:

"Red Challenge"

After reading about in Practical Photography, and feeling like my 365s were becoming a little stale, I decided to a “colour week” challenge. I’ve just finished the first one (red), next is white, then blue, and then I’ll think again. Anyway, these things are best presented en masse, so here is “red”:

"Android"

I was worried I’d borked my Asus slider earlier this week. I’ve got the excellent SwitchMe app, which allows me to have different profiles for the different people who use the tablet. For it to work properly, you also need to have rooted the device. This is working very well. However, this week Asus released a Firmware update, which refuses to install. It downloads fine, reboots the device… and then says the update is available again. So I thought, perhaps it’s because I’d rooted the device. So I temporarily unrooted using OTA RootKeeper. Bad idea – when it rebooted, I […]

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