Website crashes

Once again we see a company spiralling into nonexistence along with the associated sales on their website and the associated flooring of said website by people wanting to buy. Surely it’s time that website designers actually sorted things like this out? Time and again companies and governments throw up websites which are backend heavy to […]

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Agriculture Bill

I never expected today to be reading the draft Agriculture Bill but on the 12th it appears that the Commons voted down an amendment by the House of Lords aimed at protecting our food standards with regard to imports. The Lords had amended the Bill by adding the “Requirement for agricultural and food imports to […]

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To be or not to beta…

The BBC reported today ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54172222 ) that the planned Brexit freight system due to go live by the 1st January 2021 will be a ‘beta’ version. But it’s ok because, as reported by the  BBC the government state that ‘beta’ “is a standard labelling practice for a digital service that is fully operational”. This […]

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OneDrive and ADSL

We had a few broadband issues here over a couple of days with download speeds dropping to a few k at times. Given the recent issues caused by the phone line this one was odd because the modem was holding up nicely at 16Mb / 1.2Mb. So, peering at the switch and unplugging anything that […]

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The trouble with web searches

These days finding information on the web is tedious at best. You almost need to go in knowing the answers in order to judge whether the information revealed by your search is even close to the mark. For example, searching for “west yorkshire lockdown” on Duckduckgo finds a piece from the Yorkshire Post which immediately […]

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