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WordPress horrorshow

So it’s with some regret that I login here to write a quick post and then I end up writing this post. For reasons common to most people who administer their own hosted wordpress I’ve only just ran some updates which has spoilt my blog- to some degree. The main spoil comes from the theme update which is now not the theme I installed but the theme on steroids, to the extent it has a lot of wasted features and some features I can’t find the off-switch for (see the image placeholder in the blog page). The regret is naturally not keeping my own site updated. <grumble /> Naturally this is a recurring theme which I’d rather do without. I’ve been convinced for a few months now that I will flatten this site and do away away with dependencies of trad. blogs (such as wordpress), php, mysql, plugins, updates, etc. and go for static site generation. I’ve been getting experience with Jekyll so that’s a likely contender. As is Hugo.

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Creating a University Makerspace

Back in June last year I ended up at a meeting organised by a principal lecturer and biologist from LJMU, Mark Feltham.  He wanted to meet the “makers” in the University and start a working group, the Maker Education Working Group- a bit of a mouthful so officially we’re MEWG but generally we go by the name HEdWorks; a project that Mark set up a few years prior for teaching Science undergraduates via social media and Maker Education, (tres creative!).

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Stolen things.

On Friday gone, the 9th January I got home and found it had been broken into, and property was stolen. I keep finding more and more things missing as the days go by. Here is the list so far. I’m waiting on corporations to supply me with any information they can regarding the serials of products I have taken online and will update this post as I get them. I’ve bunched stuff together in lists as someone might try selling some as a lot. PS3: Sony PlayStation 3 Premium Version + 320GB HDD (SERIAL: . ~£450 and £100 respectively, 2007 and 2009. Sony PlayStation 3 Eye (camera). £19.98, 2009. Sony PlayTV tuner – see link for information. £39.99, 2009. PlayStation 3 games: Guitar Hero 3, Guitar Hero: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero Metalica, Guitar Hero 5, Mirrors Edge, Street Fighter IV. £20 each = £120. 3 x PS3 controllers (2 x SixAxis & 1 x DualShock). £100. Other Electrical: Asus Nexus 7 2012 Tablet – see link for information. £189.00, 2012. Samsung Chronos Series 7, 17″ silver laptop computer (SERIAL: HWTX91JC900051D) – see link for information. £999.99, 2012. Duronic laptop case – see link for information. £10, 2013. LG 22″…