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DoodleBot – STEAM

There's something satisfying about watching the little robot dance around the table and paper and it's relatively quiet. You will need large sheets of paper for the robot to draw on.

Fraudsters & PayPal, Let the Buyer Beware…

I contacted my bank where the transaction was linked to PayPal and explained the situation. They were very helpful and advised, yes, they could raise a chargeback, however… having looked into the transaction the funds taken from my account were via Direct Debit and not by Credit/Debit card and as such there is not protection whatsoever for this transaction. They were very apologetic.

The Thief, The Police and the Honest Person

Being cautious, I didn’t want to pass a stranger my home address (it could have been a scam), after taking some details from him, I called our local police on 101. After a two hour on-hold message, I spoke to a helpful lady on the control desk, who took some details and managed to find the original crime reference number. She understood my concerns and promised to call me back after speaking to the gentleman.

Install Games/Roms to your Retropie build.

In the demonstration, I'm going to use the Oliver Twins amazing "Wonderland Dizzy" a game they have donated for free as part of unreleased software they created over 20 years ago for the NES.

Securing Your Facebook Account

With the volume of data breaches occurring today, it can be a minefield securing your social media accounts. This article will give you a quick run down on what to do to secure your data.

MacMillan Fund Raising – Not in Janice’s Name.

What saddens me is the disrespect that has been shown to my late wife Janice’s memory, from those who know what she experienced with MacMillan. MacMillan nurses lack of care, not acting as a patient advocate, unsupportive, leaving her scared and vulnerable, Janice made a conscious decision during treatment and at end of life care to never fundraise for this sham of an organisation.

Life After Sepsis

The title of today’s blog sounds sensationalist but the fact is, in January my body and organs went into shutdown, […]

Tip Toe Through the Tulips…

That said, and pain aside, what I have noticed is the joy of walking again, how much I missed it, and the bitter sweetness of it all, given Janice was pushing for exactly this so we could tour the world together. 

Food for Thought…

Eventually, the dust will settle down and what I’m left with is a core group of wid friends, that I can hopefully rely on them, as they can rely on me when the going gets tough to help each other through the dark days without shutting each other out, or better still …

Never a Dull Moment…

I said to her, I’m sure a huge national company can stem the loss of one bill, and that’s when things turned really interesting.  The poor girl (who’s been there for many years) spilt the beans on what really happens in retail.  Shocking really.

Don’t shut us out because one of us isn’t here.

Throughout the conversation these couples were all doing the couple thing of being tactile with one another, bit of banter and usual stuff that we all do in relationships.  Of course I'm no different when my wife was alive.  It serves to highlight what we miss the most, someone to talk to, someone to play around with and someone to help keep you balanced and anchored in life.

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DoodleBot – STEAM

There's something satisfying about watching the little robot dance around the table and paper and it's relatively quiet. You will need large sheets of paper for the robot to draw on.

Fraudsters & PayPal, Let the Buyer Beware…

I contacted my bank where the transaction was linked to PayPal and explained the situation. They were very helpful and advised, yes, they could raise a chargeback, however… having looked into the transaction the funds taken from my account were via Direct Debit and not by Credit/Debit card and as such there is not protection whatsoever for this transaction. They were very apologetic.

The Thief, The Police and the Honest Person

Being cautious, I didn’t want to pass a stranger my home address (it could have been a scam), after taking some details from him, I called our local police on 101. After a two hour on-hold message, I spoke to a helpful lady on the control desk, who took some details and managed to find the original crime reference number. She understood my concerns and promised to call me back after speaking to the gentleman.

Install Games/Roms to your Retropie build.

In the demonstration, I'm going to use the Oliver Twins amazing "Wonderland Dizzy" a game they have donated for free as part of unreleased software they created over 20 years ago for the NES.

Install Games/Roms to your Retropie build.

In the demonstration, I'm going to use the Oliver Twins amazing "Wonderland Dizzy" a game they have donated for free as part of unreleased software they created over 20 years ago for the NES.

The Thief, The Police and the Honest Person

Being cautious, I didn’t want to pass a stranger my home address (it could have been a scam), after taking some details from him, I called our local police on 101. After a two hour on-hold message, I spoke to a helpful lady on the control desk, who took some details and managed to find the original crime reference number. She understood my concerns and promised to call me back after speaking to the gentleman.

Fraudsters & PayPal, Let the Buyer Beware…

I contacted my bank where the transaction was linked to PayPal and explained the situation. They were very helpful and advised, yes, they could raise a chargeback, however… having looked into the transaction the funds taken from my account were via Direct Debit and not by Credit/Debit card and as such there is not protection whatsoever for this transaction. They were very apologetic.

Tip Toe Through the Tulips…

That said, and pain aside, what I have noticed is the joy of walking again, how much I missed it, and the bitter sweetness of it all, given Janice was pushing for exactly this so we could tour the world together. 

Chocolate Chip Muffins

When it comes to a good muffin, Give generously I say 😋 It’s been an interesting week to say the least, […]

Hello NHS my old friend…

Over Christmas I was waiting between different tests and consultant appointments for an ongoing issue with my ankle, so in my boredom of waiting I wrote this... :)