.dev Nae thanks tae Google

So being of the developer persuasion thought I better buy the scottishlass.dev domain and point it here. Ha! Of all people, trying to buy via Google Domains just resulted in spinning circle for over an hour. Could see on Twitter others in the same boat were jumping ship and switching to other registrars so I… Continue reading .dev Nae thanks tae Google

scottishlass.scot AT LAST!

YES, YES, YES! YES I’M SHOUTING! Celebrating independence on teh interwebz. Been admiring my lovely new domain name, (spot the aliteration too) so of course I need to shift the blog one more time to it’s rightful resting place. Scottish Lass Seeks (domain since 2001) has found a permanent home. Hamewith tae www.scottishlass.scot Ya beauty! I was so… Continue reading scottishlass.scot AT LAST!

scottishlass.uk um Yu .uk

Because I’m a web geek and am compelled to try these things, noticed that domain registrars were sending me emails to claim .uk versions of my existing domains. Apparently owners of .co.uk versions of a domain have Chief Baggsying Rights to secure the new .uk extension. So yep have made the move. Shorter = good…but… Continue reading scottishlass.uk um Yu .uk

EC2 Micro instance and MySQL ‘gone away’

After having tried small Amazon EC2 instances at work with no problems am now looking at micro instances at home. Found that a number of apps I’d installed on top of the default Amazon Linux – MySQL/postfix were failing even with very little activity. It was only then Googling that I found that these minimally… Continue reading EC2 Micro instance and MySQL ‘gone away’

New Year Honours

Apart from Lorraine Kelly here’s a list of other women in Scotland who received honours Isobel, Mrs ANDERSON. Chair, Carers Scotland Advisory Committee. For services to the community in Dundee. Elizabeth, Mrs BENNETT. For charitable services in Scotland. Cherry Buchanan, Mrs BRIGGS. College Manager, Reid Kerr College, Paisley. For services to Scottish Further Education and… Continue reading New Year Honours

Housekeeping

If you can see this then yet another server migration has been completed yay! I’ve made a decision that if companies are providing a less than stellar service I’m just going to pack up and go elsewhere rather than keep bashing my head complaining, voting with my feet. So no more slower than wading through… Continue reading Housekeeping

Oh Scotland,not *again*. Scotland 2 – Czech Republic 2

Emotional curve of following a Scotland football match: Before match: hope, excitement During match: elation, dejection, elation 10 mins to go: ecstasy “we’re going to qualify, this time we’re really, really going to do it” (reminds me of Charlie Brown trying to kick that American football) 2 mins in extra time: dejection, calamity, the-end-of-the world… Continue reading Oh Scotland,not *again*. Scotland 2 – Czech Republic 2

Mobilising

Since I’ve spent a lot of today at work configuring WordPress installations what do I do when I get home…yes indeed, configure my own WordPress installation. Am experimenting with various plugins so there may be a few different features being tested/trialed. First up, a plugin for serving up a mobile version of a WordPress blog… Continue reading Mobilising