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Eurostar

I've never been through the Channel Tunnel before, but on Tuesday, I got the good news that I was needed at an all-day meeting in Ghent. Last minute flights...

Notes on the Raspberry Pi 4

I've used Raspberry Pis since the early days, for a variety of things including graphing my electricity usage at home, running status displays at work, and ...

CloudFlare works

Every website should use HTTPS these days - EOC. There is no longer any financial reason not to. Even if your site is using cheap and cheerful hosting whi...

Innotech iComm - it actually has an API

I've mentioned before that we run a rather venerable HVAC controller at the church which drives our heating system. Last weekend, I was bored enough to start...

Fancy switching energy provider?

Bulb have been doing well for me, and the referral bonuses are handy. £75 for each of us if you use this link to sign up before Tuesday 18 June.

Oxford Botley Road consultation response

This is my response to the Oxford City Council consultation on improving Botley Road for cyclists and busses... Dear Sir/Madam, I live in Abingdon and commut...

Replacing HallMaster

So, as explained in my last post, we needed a new invoicing system for the church hall. The back-of-a-beer-mat requirements were pretty simple... One-off bo...

Invoicing for the church hall

I did a long stint as treasurer of St Columba's URC (finally stepping down last year). One of our challenges, which I suspect we have in common with a lot of...

On tour

I read a lot of crime fiction, and over the last few years, I've been working my way around, visiting cities where the books are set. Naturally, Oxford (Insp...