Tesco scrap free electric vehicle charging

Tesco have introduced fees to use their electric vehicle chargers! I can finally get to the chargers on my Saturday morning grocery shop! I’ve had an electric vehicle for a couple of years now, back in the good old days there was myself and one other guy using the chargers every Saturday morning, we’d get maybe 4 or 5 kWh of electric for free while we were there doing the shop - enough for around 20 miles of range, not a big deal but nice to have every week....

Saturday, 12 November 2022 · 2 min · Paul Smith

Is PhenoFX a scam crypto website? Yes, don't get scammed

Someone I know recently got scammed by an alleged crypto trading platform, after seeing a fake advert/article claiming Elon Musk had invested $12 million into this new trading platform. They knew I was into crypto, so probably thought they’d be willing to yolo £50 into Bitcoin and see what happens, of course the sensible thing would have been to talk to me about it and use my referral links for actual crypto exchanges....

Monday, 14 March 2022 · 3 min · Paul Smith

2022 update

I know I haven’t been blogging as much for the last few months - but I’ve been working on a complete overhaul of the website and didn’t want to work on anything and then have to tidy it up post migration. So what happened? B2evolution went out of support which I’ve used for the past eighteen years to run my blog, so I’ve ended up using the static website builder Hugo to handle it, which is what I’ve used for a number of other projects over the last couple of years with pretty good success....

Sunday, 6 February 2022 · 2 min · Paul Smith

A snow covered Great Britain from space!

Gorgeous picture today from NASA's Terra satellite. Taken about 8 hours ago, it shows a snow covered Great Britain. For those not in the know, we've probably been hit with more snow than we've had in decades, this picture nicely captures it. Now if only our country was more horizontal, at least then we could use it as a wallpaper. Higher resolution (right down to 250 metres per pixel) versions are available from NASA....

Thursday, 7 January 2010 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Would you please not undermine the union?

I was tempted to stick this under politics, but I think its too obvious for my political readers, and it is more of a rant than anything so it is going under general. I was reading Phil Plait's (aka the Bad Astronomer) blog, as I do every day. One of his entries was titled "Wipe England off the map". On a brief side note, I do wonder what sort of feedback he would have got if it said wipe Israel off the map....

Saturday, 14 June 2008 · 3 min · Paul Smith

Moved my blog

As you've probably noticed I've moved my blog to the new address of www.dasmirnov.net/blog. Please update bookmarks, links etc. Thanks.

Thursday, 4 January 2007 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Explaining the fixed function reality

A not so recent blog post by Mr Wester, uses the term fixed function to describe, well I believe it's being used to describe school. All (around) 100-200 days of the same God Damn banalistic nonsensical cycles that don't even appear to be autonomously aware of the fact that they're so into the, as I like to designate it as, "fixed function" reality that they're nil to a movie, a setup, a counterfeit as a matter of fact that is a braggart and vaunts its "...

Friday, 23 June 2006 · 2 min · Paul Smith

Subscribe to Wester

How come Wester isn't blogging? How come Wester has three blogs? One here and one on his MySpace and one on his MSN Space. How about some updates Wester, I never see you on MSN, you're on the forums less and less, what's going on dude! I'm trying to subscribe to you but I'm just getting empty feeds.

Friday, 17 March 2006 · 1 min · Paul Smith

I can draw too

Since Catherine posted up her awesome sketches. I thought I should post up one of my leet drawings too. 100% created on a Tablet PC.

Tuesday, 28 February 2006 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Ten reasons to be with a geek

This was e-mailed to me and I don't know the original author, I just made some changes and threw it up on my blog. The ladies know geeks rock, here's why for all those who haven't worked it out yet. Geeks are useful, they can fix your desktop, laptop, … Those skills are very useful and can make your life run smooth. They are more romantic than they’re given credit for....

Thursday, 12 January 2006 · 2 min · Paul Smith