Preparing for my WordPress course

Tonight, I’ll be running a new course at South Essex College. This course had been on the books for a couple of years now, originally under the title “Blogging for Business”, but now it’s known as “Blogging with WordPress”. Much of the prep for the course was completed some timeRead More

Pete vs Royal Mail – Final Score

As some of you may know, I’ve been in dispute with the Royal Mail for almost 6 months. I can now report the final score: Pete: 1 Royal Mail: 0 For anyone interested, here’s a summary of the last six months of the battle: January: Discovered that my Royal MailRead More

Carry Your Towel With Pride

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you know me. And if you know me well, you’ll be aware that my passions include Tea Dunking and the works of one wholly remarkable author. No, today isn’t National Tea Dunking Day, in fact it’s Towel Day, a day setRead More

Internet Filters and Dead Squirrels

Thanks to one of my Facebook friends for sharing this nine minute video clip. If, like me, you spend a serious amount of time online, then I’d encourage you to take a look (I’ve embedded the link below). It’s a short speech given by a chap called Eli Pariser, atRead More

Broadcasting from Harwich Lighthouse

Broadcasting to you live from the top of the Harwich High Lighthouse. I’m here with my Amateur Radio buddy Jim 2E0RMI, at the top of this disused lighthouse. Jim’s set up a 2 metre rig with a pole sticking up out of the lighthouse, and he’s making some good contactsRead More

Filling in the 2011 Census

Sunday the 27th of March 2011 was the UK’s official 2011 census day. Each household in the UK is required, by law, to complete the census form and return it to the Office for National Statistics. Data provided by residents of the UK goes to help shape the country’s future.Read More

Pete vs the Royal Mail – Part 1

Calm down dear… it’s only a blog post. Those who know me well, know that one of my pet hates is poor customer service. I admit it – it drives me nuts. It also drives me to make a complaint, and to keep complaining until I get a result. SinceRead More

Bizarre Email of The Day

This is rapidly turning into a very odd week. I’m beginning to feel a little like Arthur Dent. Odd and inexplicable things seem to be happening outside of my control, adding to a feeling of unease about my week. Today’s oddness appeared just after lunch… an email from an InternetRead More

A Quick Test Post

┬áHere’s how my day’s been panning out so far. I’m creating this post as I need to test that one of the WordPress plug-ins I’m using is working. What should happen, is that this blog entry, created on the petesipple.co.uk domain, should auto-post to Twitter (once), and also add aRead More

Canvey Rally 2011

Before I start, be warned that this will be something of an odd entry. I’m aware, as I type this, that there are only three people in my normal social group to whom this will make any sense (you know who you are!). This is, therefore, not a mass blogRead More