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

He'll be back - as Zombie Micheal Jackson

If there's one thing I learnereded from his work, its that zombies are people too.

Thursday, 25 June 2009 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Jade Goody dies - national IQ jumps 3 points overnight

I normally don't post things like this, but this was just too good to ignore. Nuff said.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009 · 1 min · Paul Smith

A bit of snow

Had a bit of snow fall the last couple of days, what does that mean? Picture time. Almost makes up for the fact its cloudy and I can't photograph Comet C/2007 N3 Lulin.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Happy New Year

Another lap of the Sun done so I'd like to wish all my readers a happy new year.

Wednesday, 31 December 2008 · 1 min · Paul Smith

The ten most popular entries on this blog are...

I've been doing a bit of tidying up late this afternoon, and a bit of optimizing to a lot of the stuff on the server (I halved the size of the database running these blogs wooo), moved a bunch of old websites around a bit and put them into read only mode (aka I'm never going to touch them again mode). Anyway since I was digging around there I thought I'd check out and see what the most popular entries on this blog are, for some reason it's not exposed via the interface anywhere....

Wednesday, 12 November 2008 · 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