Twitter Meltdown or is it?

Twitter Meltdown or is it?

Like many of the long term twits I am watching with some mixed emotions at what is going on over at Twitter right now. I joined quite early in 2008?  That time after only a few days I deleted my account because there were very few other users and the idea of writing a...
Planning review for your WordPress website

Planning review for your WordPress website

Is your WordPress website performing as it should? With more online business and online traffic generally it may be time for a re-think about how your site works and which elements might need attention. Ask us to do a Planning review. Is your security good? Do you...
Pandemic Planning 1580 Style

Pandemic Planning 1580 Style

As unprecedented as Covid-19 is we have all been here before. This is not the first time the human population has faced off against a pandemic. The Great Plague of Marseille in 1720 was started because some local merchants wanted shiny new cloth. They broke the...
James McNeish – Books – The Sixth Man and others

James McNeish – Books – The Sixth Man and others

In New Zealand we have have had a 4.5 week lockdown and now we are 2 days into a still restricted time period to help manage the health risks from covid-19. There are many responses to this kind of enforced stay at home but one of my first thoughts was finally I can...
Return of the Jokerman

Return of the Jokerman

This week in lockdown viewing I wanted to take in some music films and I had another shot at watching the Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)  I had started watching it when it showed up on my Netflix recommendations list but given up...
Music as a circus or a place of revelation

Music as a circus or a place of revelation

I was listening to some live music last night* and one of the performers said something like here is a song about some of the monkeys in my circus. Your circus will be different but we all have monkeys. He had me at monkeys. That is a great way to make a connection...
What is your growing edge?

What is your growing edge?

Ever had that feeling that when times are challenging you learn more. No one actively likes having a tough time but if everything was easy / peasy I suspect we’d be in cruise mode and oblivious. Many years ago a wise friend referred to some of this as the...
WordPress 5 – new editor

WordPress 5 – new editor

Last week WordPress core was updated to version 5.0. A new version is generally no big deal and if you look at the release archive you can see this is number 12* for the year. Most of those are incremental updates prompted by performance or security improvements. In...