How to stop photos from filling up your phone

July 2, 2015

Problem: I take lots of photos and my phone is always in danger of running out of memory. Solution: Once a week I shall spend 10 minutes going through the oldest photos on my phone. For each photo, if I think anyone else would enjoy looking at it (let’s say it’s a picture of my […]

Worcester sports centre news

January 29, 2015

Nunnery Wood, St John’s and Perdiswell are to be run by a single private company, to be chosen around August 2015 and start operating in first few months of 2016. (This will not be 1Life, the current Perdiswell operator.) Membership will thus cover all three sites. This could be awesome, assuming the new operator is […]

Choosing Dropbox over Google for photo storage

December 16, 2014

I expect Google Drive would be cheaper but you’d be better off going with Dropbox for various non-price reasons: – Google changes its consumer products over time – how they work, closing them down, renaming them etc. Dropbox’s entire product is cloud storage and syncing. They will always keep the fundamentals. – Google’s product is […]

Twitter but for listening to music

December 14, 2014

I use Twitter as my almost-exclusive news source. I follow accounts that report what I find interesting. I want one of these but to find music for me. I don’t want to use the radio because I don’t like most of the music played on any given radio station. I want to curate for myself, in much […]

The latest version of the Indy VCL library for Delphi

August 11, 2014

The official site, is no longer updated but Indy VCL is still maintained regularly by Remy Lebeau. The repository maintained by Remy is at A zip of the contents is at More details are at

How to write well

July 30, 2014

I find writing boring if I’m writing to no one. However, for some reason I am extremely motivated when I am sharing my thoughts/knowledge/feelings with another person. For example, I am typing this as fast as I can, because I am writing to you. I have no writer’s block and I enjoy it more than […]

Am I caught by IR35?

July 29, 2014

I just called the HMRC IR35 number, 03002003885, and they are incredibly helpful. They can provide advice over the phone but recommend that I email them my contract and lots of information to help them decide whether I’m in or out. This service is free! and can take a month and then the decision they make is […]

How to open an ISO file on Windows XP

June 18, 2014

Install Virtual CloneDrive (Freeware) from then double click the ISO file. That’s it!

Notes from the Worcestershire Badminton Association 2014 AGM

June 9, 2014

County association has £27k in bank, which is the same as last year. This money is available for clubs to do coaching and work with juniors. Fixtures secretary, Margaret Hargreaves, resigning after 26 years. Replaced by a volunteer from West Mercia. BE representative: – New national professional televised league. Our local team is in Birmingham. […]