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15th Blogiversary

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:49:58 +0000

Today marks 15th years since I made my first post on this blog, back in 2002. It’s a big, round number, and one that I don’t think I would’ve ever expected this blog to reach. As I mentioned in my … Continue reading

15th Blogiversary originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




Links from Pinboard for January 14, 2017

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:30:12 +0000

Here are the articles or web sites that I’ve found this week and linked to on my Pinboard Bookmarks: Oops! How The BBC Purged All Of Their Old Doctor Who Episodes | Geek and Sundry Why are there no surviving … Continue reading

Links from Pinboard for January 14, 2017 originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




A £5 win on the Free Postcode Lottery

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:48:48 +0000

I blogged about the Free Postcode Lottery a couple of years ago. It’s a lottery that has daily draws, that costs nothing to enter and winners are selected by postcode. Back then, the daily jackpot was £80. It’s steadily increased … Continue reading

A £5 win on the Free Postcode Lottery originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




A return visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:47:45 +0000

Having visited last Valentines Day, we made a return visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster at the weekend. We really enjoyed it last time, but our visit was cut short when the weather turned. Saturday was a cold … Continue reading

A return visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




Links from Pinboard for January 7, 2017

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 09:30:09 +0000

Here are the articles or web sites that I’ve found this week and linked to on my Pinboard Bookmarks: Children 'fending for themselves online' – BBC News Kids signing up for Instagram don’t understand large parts of the terms and … Continue reading

Links from Pinboard for January 7, 2017 originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




How to: fix wrong location on iPhone

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:01:52 +0000

Over the Christmas break, my iPhone would randomly decide that I was in my office. I’d have an app open that used my location, but instead of showing me where I actually was, it’d suggest that I was in Bradford. … Continue reading

How to: fix wrong location on iPhone originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




App of the week: Namexif

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:54:56 +0000

Namexif is a simple app for Windows, that allows you to bulk-rename JPEG images based on the date and time the image was taken, using Exif data. Continue reading

App of the week: Namexif originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




Google Chromecast review

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 19:21:04 +0000

One of my Christmas presents was a Google Chromecast. At £30, it's a cheap and easy way of getting internet content onto your TV. Continue reading

Google Chromecast review originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




A year old

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:38:05 +0000

Lizzie turned one last week. I can’t believe it’s come around so soon, or how much she’s grown and developed over the past 12 months. She had a low-key birthday, what with it being over Christmas and all three of … Continue reading

A year old originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




Happy New Year!

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:58:46 +0000

Welcome to 2017! If you’re reading this, then congratulations: you managed not to be one of the many celebrity deaths of 2016! I usually use my first post of the year to talk about what will happen this year, so, … Continue reading

Happy New Year! originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner