Monthly Archives: August 2011

Downloading films and TV programmes to DVD

August 31, 2011

Use uTorrent, or another BitTorrent client, to download what you want to watch. (It must be an AVI file encoded in Xvid or DivX.) Download VSO DivxToDVD from here and install it. Run it and select the AVI file as the Source File. Leave all other options unchanged and click Convert. (More comprehensive instructions for […]

How to set the page title and meta fields of WordPress posts

August 30, 2011

OK so I honestly don’t know if this is a feature of my theme or if this is a standard feature of WordPress itself but when I’m editing a post I can click Screen Options at the top right of the page and I get a list of options, including one called SEO. If I […]

Exercises for a sprained ankle

August 29, 2011

I’ve been given a variety of exercises to help my ankle recover from a sprain.

The advantages of spraining your ankle

August 7, 2011

Spraining your ankle means you can’t play sport. This is good because sport is pointless and dangerous and must be avoided at all costs. Spraining your ankle means you have more time for activities that do not require walking. These include worthwhile pursuits such as reading the whole Internet, sending silly emails and setting up […]

Visiting a doctor in the UK

August 5, 2011

Go here to find a doctor: I don’t remember what ID you need to take; I would take all ID cards and proof of home address and of where you work. I’m sure you don’t need all this but best to be safe. When you get there you’ll have to fill in a form […]

How to choose a laptop

August 4, 2011

If I were you then I would decide on budget and screen size and then go to and and the Dixons refurbished site and find all laptops that fit the following criteria: – Made by Asus or Toshiba – Your chosen screensize – Within your chosen budget – At least 2GB RAM – […]

Happy Russian air assault troops

August 3, 2011

Possibly the most bizarre spam email I’ve received. It doesn’t even have a link to click. Why are they happy? Is it the anniversary of their formation? Are they all drunk?¬†Are they about to descend upon us from the skies? This is important.

Versioning databases

August 2, 2011

I have a create script for the database. The last line in the create script sets the database version (this is stored in the system keys table). The program has a database version constant that has the same value as the version number in the create script. I have an update file per database version […]