Wednesday, May 20, 2009

UK Coeliac Blog Sites

I've just discovered, coutesy of Twitter, the Goodness Direct website.

On this site is a link to their blog (http://blog.goodnessdirect.co.uk/) which also looks quite interesting.

However, the latest post is of particular interest as the author has listed some other UK based blogs about coeliac disease.

Have a look and see if you can find a useful blog that gets updated a bit more often than mine!

Have fun reading

Tim.C



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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Last.FM

I'm trying to get myself back into Last.FM a bit. I started on there early last year but haven't really got into it. I'm having a second go to see if I can get something from it this time.

I really like the idea of having a 'bespoke' radio channel to listen to.

Let's see how long it lasts this time.

BTW, my profile on Last.FM is the original Tim-C. I'm so good at thinking these usernames up ;-)


Tim.C

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Transform Work UK

I met the guys from Transform Work UK at Spring Harvest, and I've just been looking at their website.

I think anyone who is a Christian and in work (which is a huge proportion!) should have a good look, and maybe join up and get the forums buzzing.

The vast majority of Christians aren't called to evangelism, or missionary work, or having a Christmas number one, but are called to witness through their ordinary lives and the people they interact with daily - and that is mostly in the work place.

It's good to see an organisation aimed at us 'ordinary folk'!

The following are blatantly lifted from their website, but I'm sure they won't mind!


Our vision has been to create a single point of contact to inspire Christians to transform their places of work for God's Kingdom. Our aim is to see the UK workplace transformed, locally and nationally, by every Christian living out their faith in effective workplace ministry, leading to transformation over time in the nation’s culture, values and spiritual environment.




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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Wow, this is cool

I was jumping from place to place on some bloggers' lists of other blogs they read, and I came across this video. So cool.

Thanks to Wulf's Blog for the starting point, and to Damn Cool Pics where I found the video.




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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Failed 'Blog from the Park'

Well, I tried a new trick - a blog from the park.

I was sat in the sun, enjoying the music of Four Kornerz drifting across a park in Dorridge and I thought, "I wonder if I could blog from here?"

Option 1:
Use my PDA to blog by email - blog is written 'live' but published when I next get a WiFi connection. A tried and tested method, but I hadn't taken my PDA !!!

Option 2:
Email via the Google Mail software on my phone - excellent software, works live etc. But I couldn't remember the email address to send the blog entry to - that's in my PDA !!!!

Option 3:
Actually connect to Blogger.com through Opera Mobile on my phone. Again, excellent software and would be 'live'. This option was going fine, though I was struggling with the site navigation where the links were light blue on not quite so light blue on a tiny screen in bright sunshine. I nearly got there, but whilst deleting the parts of my post template that I didn't need (the theory being it's easier to delete than to create, so my template holds a variety of possible options) I held my finger on the clear button to get the auto repeat. Unfortunately, I think it carried on with the auto repeat even after the button's function return to its other function of back and it took me right back out of the web page. As it had taken me 15 minutes to get to this point I decided it was time to stop this sad geek trait and chill out in the sun as I was supposed to be doing !!

Option 4:
Write the blog on my home PC the day after - which is what I'm doing know.

However, after all that, it's going to be short as it's getting late and I have a long day tomorrow.

The summary of Saturday 07/07/07:

The event :
The Revolution Concert in Dorridge Park

The Bands Playing :
Four Kornerz - Excellent 5 piece band of 4 brothers + 1 excellent bass player.
29th Chapter - A Hip Hop Band - not my thing, but some of the Yoof seemed to like it "C'mon now BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE" !!
YFriday - the headline band, the one everyone went to see.

The People :
4 Adults, and 10 yoof from our church, in a big minibus (that I was driving).

The Weather:
Excellent - and claimed by everyone. The Tour de France claimed they brought the good weather, as I'm sure did the British GP and that other small concert in the park - Live Earth, but we all know that God provided the sunshine for Dorridge on Saturday so that we wouldn't get covered in mud whilst listening to some great gospel music !!


Anyway, enough said for tonight, I must be off to bed.

Tim.C


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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Facebook more secure

Well I haven't had chance to check whilst running a sniffer, but a quick check in the address bar and I can say that the url below does use SSL, and so should be much safer than the standard www.facebook.com.
{My normal trick of just adding the s (ie to make https://www.facebook.com) doesn't work with this site - it does with all Google sites though, Hint Hint ;-) }


https://login.facebook.com/login.php

Tim.C


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Monday, June 18, 2007

Facebook - yet more social networking !

Well, I've given in to another one! I've signed up to Facebook as I was getting so many invitations off friends.

I have to wonder though, how long will this one last? There always seems to be a new thing to sign up for, and all the people that invited me - I already know them online through other sites and forums. In a similar way I'm signed up for at least 4 instant messaging services. I joined ICQ a long time ago, then MSN (as everyone joined there), Yahoo (a couple of friends only use that one) and lastely Gmail/Googlemail as I use their email system as well. I seem to spend more time signing up than actually communicating with anyone - I do that by email.

Anyway, one final point before the train arrives at Snow Hill...

Facebook appears to have an insecure login page. It doesn't use SSL to encrypt your details. The trick I'm using to get around this is to use a random wrong username, and then, strangely, the failed login page DOES use SSL!
I'll have a look to see what the login page actually sends insecure, and whether they've secured it some otherway - but that will have to wait for when I'm sat at a real PC again.

Have fun,

Tim.C

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Favicon

Well I only wanted to create a quick favicon (the picture next to the bookmark/tab/address for the page) and got carried away.

I was looking for a quick editor and ended up at a site that will create a Favicon from Pics.

I ended up with a cheesey animated one just because I could. I may come to my senses later and change it to something more sensible !!

The photo is my avatar from my forum Worship Released. I think it came out quite well as a favicon considering the new tiny size.

Anyway, back to what I should be doing......

Tim.C


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