Latest blog posts

An extract of the 10 most recent posts from my blog:

  • SiteGround web hosting Black Friday sale November 14, 2018
    I got a notification today that SiteGround, the web hosting company that I use to host all my sites, are having a Black Friday sale with discounts of up to 75% off their hosting plans. The discounts a …
  • Hanging around in waiting rooms November 12, 2018
    I had a hospital appointment this morning for a regular check-up that was scheduled for 8.30am. I had received a letter about the appointment a few weeks ago. It said that I was to refrain from eating …
  • Four weeks without my Ulster Bank debit card October 30, 2018
    My wife lost her debit card for our joint current account just over 3 weeks ago, and she used the online banking facility to report it lost and request a new one. New bank cards are meant to take arou …
  • See.Sense ACE bike lights October 26, 2018
    I have a thing for bicycle lights. I’ve got multiple sets, many of which were acquired through various Kickstarter campaigns. The See.Sense ACE lights are one such set. I joined the See.Sense ACE Kick …
  • Using a tablet for choral singing October 23, 2018
    I recently rejoined the Mornington Singers, a chamber choir based in Dublin that I sang with a few years ago. We perform 4-6 concerts a year, and use choral music scores to sing from. That normally me …
  • Hopefully this will be the last Presidential election I can’t vote in October 22, 2018
    This Friday, 26th October 2018, Irish citizens will go to the polls to vote for their next president and also on the 37th amendment to the constitution. As a British citizen living in Ireland for the …
  • Nightline redirect to Parcel Motel October 2, 2018
    I am expecting a delivery from Virgin Media. They use the courier Nightline for their deliveries, which on the face of it is a good idea, because Nightline have an advantage over other courier service …
  • Citizenship, the waiting game October 2, 2018
    I applied for my Irish citizenship back in March this year, just before St Patrick’s day, and now – over 6 months on – I’m still waiting. The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) websit …
  • Mobile first design September 25, 2018
    When designing a blog it’s easy to think only about how the site looks on the big monitor attached to your desktop computer. After all that’s the tool we use to maintain our blogs. But if ever you nee …
  • How to sing Psalms using Anglican Chant September 10, 2018
    Throughout the Anglican Communion there is a tradition of singing the Psalms in services using Anglican Chant. This involves combining a 4-part harmony chant with the pointed words of a psalm. Structu …