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Water Cooler / Re: YOUTUBE music thread
« on: May 23, 2018, 08:33:36 AM »
>Die Antwoord

Edgy stuff, I see there's a reference to Aphex Twin (song starts at 4:00)

Must say I didn't expect to hear a loop from Selected Ambient Works by Aphex Twin in Die Antwoord. I like the Twin video for Come to Daddy as well (very odd).

For anyone who loves a bit of loud guitar Rory Gallagher is the business. This one from one of his Irish tours in the late 70's is ace

First solo starting at 1:56... wow.

Web Development / Re: Nominet whois changes now rolled out
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:06:09 AM »
At least in the near future the 'Last updated' can be mapped to historical scrapes of WHOIS
Yeah that's true. If you've got a good source of historic whois in the first place  ;)

The new policy also makes a bit of a mockery of the PRSS -

Web Development / Nominet whois changes now rolled out
« on: May 22, 2018, 08:56:02 AM »
Starting from today the .uk registry Nominet are no longer showing registrant name and contact details as default in the Whois.

Previously they allowed individuals to opt out from showing their details but it was mandatory for businesses and other organisations. Now all registrant contact details are hidden by default unless a registrant explicitly requests that their details are shown in the whois database.

I've tried searches at several of the large tag holders and I'm yet to see a registrant name showing for any domain as yet.

Clearly a GDRP inspired process put in place by Nominet but this seems like a retrograde step in my opinion. It was always very useful checking the legitimacy of a site by looking at the Whois, now any wannabe scammer is going to gravitate towards .uk so they can stay anonymous.

Not to mention the additional workload that will inevitably be placed on tag holders when members of the public field requests to the tag holder for registrant information, etc.

Not impressed!

Web Development / Re: Preserver ol GA Data
« on: May 21, 2018, 08:02:15 AM »
<scratches head>
Surely there's only one option to choose there

I thought so too but then I saw loads of chat on Twitter asking about the preferred setting so I wondered if I was missing something because it seems very obvious which setting to choose. Perhaps I shouldn't be following these people on Twitter  :D

Web Development / Re: Preserver ol GA Data
« on: May 18, 2018, 11:31:50 AM »
I've been looking at this recently as well. What's the consensus on the time time frame to select?

Water Cooler / Re: Shipping container plans for homeless in Wrexham
« on: May 04, 2018, 11:51:03 AM »
The local Wrexham wildlife would love a stay in one of those containers no doubt

Unusual place Wrexham...

Water Cooler / Re: Vertigo?
« on: January 22, 2018, 01:33:39 PM »
I was suffering from dizziness/vertigo symptoms for several months last year and was eventually diagnosed with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).

Hope your mother is on the mend Littleman because vertigo isnít pleasant at all. I was lucky that there was a treatment called the Epley maneuver which sorted me out after 2 or 3 sessions. The BPPV hasnít returned since thank goodness.

Hardware & Technology / Re: Tablets in 2017
« on: September 29, 2017, 10:36:17 AM »
There are two tablets in our household - an old iPad and a Kindle Fire HD. The novely factor wore off some time ago and it's only the young 'un that uses tablets consistently now.

When considering a tablet with the inherent inconvenience of having a worse battery and heavier than my mobile phone I would just prefer to use the mobile phone. Everything that a tablet can do can be done just as well on a decent large screen mobile phone.

Saying that, I would prefer to use a small laptop over all devices tbh. The only time I use tablets these days is for website compatibility testing (and even that can be done online instead).

Water Cooler / Re: Let's talk ginger.
« on: August 14, 2017, 08:25:54 AM »
When I first saw the topic I thought it was going to be about hair!  ;)

I'm with you on the awesomeness of ginger - both eating and drinking. I'm really enjoying a particular ginger tea at the moment -

Marketing / Re: perception of domain suffixes
« on: June 12, 2017, 02:52:44 PM »
What's wrong with being old school? There's no school like the old school... ;)

I don't particularly see .net as being spammy but given the choice I'd find a different name and go with .com if it was possible.

Water Cooler / Re: Careful Out there People
« on: April 04, 2017, 11:56:55 AM »
Ha ha. There are some top notch comments under that article

Web Development / Re: CMS for web database?
« on: March 27, 2017, 09:54:45 AM »

UGC into wordpress seems to be it's own world of pain. Nothing attracts spammers as much as a wordpress driven site that invites users to submit content.  Switched a community site from Drupal to Wordpress last year. Within a month we were getting more spam in a week than we'd usually see in a year. That plus a couple of modules breaking on every core update(which is frequent with wordpress) killed the project for us. 

We created a site using on the WordPress platform and it was a world of pain. An absolute spammers paradise with few effective moderation tools and buggy software.

Water Cooler / Re: This map of every pub in the UK is somewhat reassuring
« on: December 02, 2016, 09:31:06 AM »
With the high value of real estate in the UK, breweries/pub owners are often selling the property to developers or supermarket chains. Sad to say but the money to be made in running a traditional pub can often be ridiculously low, hence many taking the route to sell the pub (which is often a large building) to the highest bidder.

Hardware & Technology / Re: New Laptop time, Which Brand Would You choose?
« on: November 08, 2016, 10:23:32 AM »
Dell for me too. An XPS 15 has been my primary laptop for a couple of years now. Only major issue I've had is the battery is starting to lose charge but that's expected at the age. Screen is lovely and it still runs quickly after a few year's worth of use.

Must say I was very impressed with a Lenovo Chromebook I bought for a family member a few weeks ago though. If you're looking for a knock around machine just for browsing the web quickly you couldn't go wrong with one. Cost me just over £100.

Water Cooler / Re: Study: 11% of Americans Think HTML Is an STD
« on: September 28, 2016, 04:08:03 PM »
It's most surprising to me that Voucher Cloud made it into Time and the LA Times! I know some of the guys involved at Voucher Cloud - kudos to them on the linkbait.

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