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Gadgetry and IT

How to make a web site for your small business

Before You Launch that Local Small Business Website is the best concise guide to the stuff you need to consider before creating a web site for your small business. I mention it here because it deserves wider exposure than just being in my bookmarks.

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Gadgetry and IT

Habitat web site: the worst retail site ever?

It’s at www.habitat.net and it’s the most frustrating pile of poo I’ve ever had the misfortune to have to use, ever. First you’re presented with this screen of small print, asking you to install “Flash” (which I’ve already got, thanks): After reading the small print, you have to guess that the next thing to do […]

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The Appliances of, er, Sciences

View from the utility room door Allan the kitchen fitter (another top man!) has had a pretty good week. OK, it’s mainly been spent opening boxes and discarding packaging, then discovering the wrong kitchen units have been sent, but in between he’s got the bulk of the carcasses in, and subsequently most of the appliances. […]

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The Extension is Finished. Now the Kitchen begins…

OK, the builders are just about done, inside at least, and Dawn has diligently done a lot of the painting (a nice creamy yellow). On Monday morning the kitchen fitter will be here. Indeed, the boxes are already arriving (below). Tony the electrician, my hero, has just about finished wiring in all 29 downlights and […]

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Entertainment

The 2006 Music Anthology

Bugger. I returned from a new year break to a CD in the post from the infuriatingly efficient Peter Swanson with his selection of best tracks of the year, so naturally I had to drop everything (bags, small children, etc) to get my own one put together. I decided to choose my favourite new albums […]