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The personal website of John Conners

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Saying Goodbye To FacebookJohn ConnersFacebook trying to shame me to stayBilly turning his back on me

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:21:05 +0000

When I first started using Facebook many years ago it took a little getting used. At the time it was completely different to any software I’d encountered before. I was used to discussion forums where you either created a topic in a section or replied to one – that was it. Now there was this concept of …

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Earin Wireless Earphones – Well Worth The WaitJohn ConnersMy iPhone and Earins

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:29:37 +0000

When I was a child, decades before the Internet, mobile phones and even years before CDs I used to imagine what the future would be like. I grew up listening to music as my father never stopped playing records and it’s still something I love to this day. I distinctly remember thinking how awesome it would be …

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On Life In The Mac App StoreJohn ConnersJohn's Background Switcher on the Mac App StoreJBS Sales FiguresA 2 star review of JBSJBS Review Stages

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:10:09 +0000

Back in September 2014 I released John’s Background Switcher to the Mac App Store. The idea behind the Mac App Store is that you pay £60 / year to Apple so that you can sign and distribute software for the Mac and submit apps for sale there. Apple host it, handle shipping updates to customers via …

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So I Guess I’m A Vegetarian ThenJohn ConnersSome Mushrooms

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:55:26 +0000

I’ve always been a classic omnivore with a leaning towards chocolate. That means I’d eat anything from a green salad to black pudding to a juicy steak to a Linda McCartney pie to any chocolate bar ever made. Although given the choice I’d definitely pick the chocolate. I’ve also never been under any illusion that …

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A Few Days Snowboarding In ChamonixJohn Conners

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:36:05 +0000

Some friends and I went to Chamonix this year for 4 days of snowboarding and skiing. Turns out it’s not the cheapest of resorts if you like a few heavy nights out (as we did) but the conditions were very good considering the comparative lack of snow on previous years. Beautiful scenery in the shadow …

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John’s Background Switcher for Mac Goes Live!John ConnersJohn's Background Switcher

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:48:17 +0000

While John’s Background Switcher has always been a Windows application, I’ve actually been a full time Mac user for the past 7 years. In that time I’d almost forgotten why I originally wrote JBS as I wasn’t using it myself. Also, frequent calls for me to write a Mac version fell on deaf ears as I knew …

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My 40th Birthday Photo CasebookJohn ConnersMy Birthday Cakes Photo Casebook

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:00:59 +0000

As has become a proud tradition I thought I’d celebrate my birthday with a new photo casebook announcing the availability of cakes on my desk at work. It’s becoming a bit of a thing. It just so happens that today, August 5th 2014 is exactly 40 years since my birth. I never could have believed the …

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The Tour De France Comes To YorkshireJohn Conners

Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:43:36 +0000

I’ve watched the Tour de France on TV for probably 20 years and have driven up and down the insane mountain climbs they go up and power down, always marvelling at what I believe to be the toughest endurance sport on Earth. While Lance Armstrong may now be a disgraced rider that doesn’t detract from how …

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A Few Days Snowboarding In Borovets, BulgariaJohn Conners

Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:05:53 +0000

Myself and a couple of friends spent 5 days in Borovets, Bulgaria to do some low cost, high fun skiing and snowboarding and were, to say the least, very lucky with the weather (in that following a season with very little snow, it snowed just before we arrived and through most of our time there). …

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How To Show The xkcd “Now” Live World Clock On Your DesktopJohn Connersxkcd-now-23h30mjbs-for-xkcd

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:45:10 +0000

If you haven’t come across it before, xkcd is, to quote the site itself “A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language” and it’s highly entertaining (my personal favourite is this one about security). Anyway, a recent comic, titled “Now” shows what is effectively a world clock that live-updates so you can see, anywhere in the world, …

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