It’s scary how long ago I last updated this website. As you will probably notice I have changed the design again! I am now using TwentyTen which will hopefully be one of the new default themes to be included with WordPress 3.0 when it is released. I’m really updating to say I have just launched a news and information website for people using broadband the Isle of Purbeck. For some time now there has been fluctuating speeds and several Major Service Outages (MSO’s) which BT have been reluctant to acknowledge until after they had fixed them (not very professional!). So, if you do live in the Isle of Purbeck and have experienced some weirdness with your broadband connection, please visit[…]

… a return to regular posting? An interesting and possibly thought provoking short film about why the internet will probably be censored… one day… maybe? Source: SpaceCollective.org

I’ve decided to run a little competition/give-away type thing over on 125Cards.com. Prizes include: A custom 125×125 design and 1 month free advertising on 125Cards.com 1000 Entrecard points to spend however you like Another 1 month advert spot on 125Cards.com To qualify, all you have to do is subscribe to 125Cards (via Email or RSS), then leave a comment on the post Win a Custom 125×125 Design, 1000 Entrecard Points and more… it’s that simple.

This has to be one of the weirdest things that has ever happened to me. Last year I spent two months travelling around Europe in my VW Camper, I had actually planned to be away for four months, but while visiting Pisa in Italy my camper van was broken into and everything was stolen – cloths, food, books, dirty washing and my trusty PowerBook G4, all gone to some thieving …. Anger eventual turned to frustration as all the things stolen where mealy materialistic and could be replaced, but one thing that frustrated me the most was that my laptop had all my holiday photos on, and although I could revisit the places and take more pictures, the mood and[…]

Four months ago I decided I was going to seriously try my hand at making money online. Everything started off well and I did make a few hundred dollars, but then I lost enthusiasm and started to get distracted, and before I knew it, I wasn’t making anything. Making money needs a special kind of dedication and commitment which keeps you going, even when things look bad. There is also a fine line between knowing when to keep going or when to quit a bad idea. I think I failed all of the above and as a result I have wasted a lot of my time running around after foolhardy ideas, and not dedicating myself to the things that were[…]

Ok, so this is the quick version of what happened. In the middle of moving house, I received an email from my hosting company saying my account was in violation of their Terms and Conditions. It took ten days to get connected to the net at my new house, and by then my host had suspended my account and nothing was working. Fortunately a good friend of mine allowed me to lug my iMac up to his house and use his internet for a day so I could sort out the mess – in short… I was using old versions of WordPress that had vulnerabilities. A very bad idea as these vulnerabilities were being abused by someone or something which[…]

Well, I’m back! Miss me? Don’t answer that… It was fantastic weather in Wales (see above). And the break from the computer gave me some much needed time to think about some projects I have had in the back of my mind since I went travelling in Europe earlier this year. I also finished one book and started another that I had been carrying around for several weeks – so a good rest and catch up. Right, notes, research and more notes… and strong coffee!!!

It’s going to be a bit quiet around here for a few days as I’m off to Wales for the Bank holiday. But before I go, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has shown interest in my first free WordPress theme called Tumbled. It was downloaded over 40 times in the first day, and as many again after I released the update yesterday evening. Amazing! Right, the camper van is loaded up, so it is time to hit the road… now where is that nice sunny weather we were supposed to be having today?

After yesterdays stats overdose, I’m back on track – well I’m only checking stats every two hours and feel I can get myself back to only checking them twice a day again by the end of the week… I hope! Anyway, just tweaked a few things here on Davinian: Removed the over-sized RSS logo from the top of the sidebar – I have no idea why I made it so big, but it was taking up too much room – so its gone and in its place I’ve added the Feedburner feed stats. After playing around with an additional ad on single posts, I’ve decided to move them from the top-right to the bottom of the post just above the[…]