Great night at Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne listening to Nick Hennessey & Hugh Lupton tell stories of Robin Hood & other English Radicals 😀

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In an effort to get into the festive mood I thought I’d share one of my favourite seasonal wallpapers… say hello to Bad Santa! Wallpaper is 1680 x 1050 pixels, click the lovely thumbnail above or download Bad_Santa_1680x1050.jpg | Downloaded [downloadcounter(Bad_Santa)] times. Have a Good Grumpy Christmas 🙂

Today appears to be one of those days where food, sleep and reduced noise is required. Karma Repair Kit Items 1-4. Get enough food to eat, and eat it. Find a place to sleep where it is quiet, and sleep there. Reduce intellectual and emotional noise until you arrive at the silence of yourself, and listen to it. — Richard Brautigan

This is nothing very exciting, and can be found all over the net, but thought I’d share a few code tweaks to hide or modify the WordPress Dashboard. Handy if you want to clean up and hide things for your users or clients. First removes the default Dashboard Widgets. I’ll post how to add your own custom Widgets in a later post. Just add the following code to your themes functions.php file, it works for both parent and child themes. Obviously you can choose to leave some out if you want to show some widgets. // remove dashboard widgets function remove_dashboard_meta() { remove_meta_box( ‘dashboard_incoming_links’, ‘dashboard’, ‘normal’ ); remove_meta_box( ‘dashboard_plugins’, ‘dashboard’, ‘normal’ ); remove_meta_box( ‘dashboard_primary’, ‘dashboard’, ‘normal’ ); remove_meta_box( ‘dashboard_secondary’, ‘dashboard’,[…]

I haven’t updated in ages, so thought it would be appropriate to add a little update about the upcoming WordPress WordCamp in sunny Bournemouth (weather forecast is rain!). The event spans two days and is all about WordPress — tickets and the latest schedule can be found at WordPress weekend in Bournemouth. Should be a fun weekend and looking forward to meting a few faces from WordCamp Portsmouth a couple of years ago.

Short list of handy Android Apps I use (almost) everyday. Put together for the nice people at www.dorsetdigital.co.uk @dorsetdigital  a local pubmeet/social group in Dorset for anybody interested in creative, web, digital and technologyl. AirDroid is a free and fast app that helps you manage your Android from a desk web browser. I always have this running in a separate browser window when I’m at my desk. It’s a quick and easy way to respond to text messages and convenient for adding/downloading music and pictures to my phone. AirDroid on Google Play FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP client that can open (local/remote), rename, delete, update permissions (chmod), run custom commands and more. SSH RSA/DSA keys support. Handy FTP App on your[…]

I remember making these when I was a kid, wrap the eggs in onion skins (different colour onions make the patterns), tie with thread and boil… This is the closest I’m gonna get to saying happy easter!

I’ve inherited a working PowerBook Duo 280c… Not sure what I’m gonna do with it, suspect it will end up in the loft with everything else… If only I hand more space, I could start a museum!