Do website owners ever look for errors?

Many websites nowadays have grown into enormously complex beasts with multiple bits and quite often bits that do not work. Other websites now make the journey into the site so horrendous, what with cookie popups and the occasional ‘please turn off your ad blocker’ popups that one cannot get past. I come across these almost […]

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Broadband blues…

(updated) We had a problem with the broadband. I know exactly when because when the storms of 26th June hit the broadband went down and came back at a very slow rate. It went from 15Mb connected (12Mb or so usable) to just 700k, then bounced about and eventually settled at around 2Mb. A line […]

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Valve space reduction

No, not getting rid of valves… but reducing the storage needs. For ages now I’ve kept the various boxes that valves came in but some of these are just daft. So I have begun ditching the original boxes and putting valves in plain white boxes sourced from Jan Wüsten (https://www.die-wuestens.de) Some are simply sturdy boxes […]

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Parcel tracking

There were 9 parcels in total, all of which weighed under 1kg. 6 went via Hermes and were collected from us, and 3 went via Royal Mail after being dropped off at the post office. All had tracking and insurance. The three Royal Mail parcels were for overseas buyers. Of these, one was sent to […]

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eBay traders and import duty

There are now so many traders on eBay claiming to have stock in the UK but with business addresses in China, Hong Kong or other Far East Asia countries that it is increasingly hard to find truly local suppliers. While I have no issue with these extraterritorial traders there are issues regarding where their products […]

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Railway update

A Class 57 joined my little collection of model railway bits today. I was intending to add a Class 08 shunter had that not been scuttled by the Hermes debacle. And this one drew my attention. DCC again and with working directional lights. I still want an 08! No track yet, it seems that no-one […]

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