Food Security and Sustainability

h1 July 21st, 2009

Today the UK Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have published their report on Securing food supplies up to 2050: the challenges faced by the UK.
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Taming Office 2007

h1 January 18th, 2009

A few months ago I installed Office 2007 and became totally unproductive.

After a short while I started looking for anyway to setup Office 2007 with the classic User Interface that Office had had up until Office 2003.
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Taming Vista – Default Folder Views

h1 January 18th, 2009

This is the first in a number of posts on how to tame Vista.
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Digitally Distinct

h1 January 7th, 2009

According to the calculator at http://www.onlineidcalculator.com/ I’m digitally distinct. My score was 8/10 on Volume and 10/10 on relevance.
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Simple Shortcodes Support

h1 December 28th, 2008

If you have any comments or questions about Simple Shortcodes, please leave a comment on this post.

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‘Fish Technology’ for Severn Estuary?

h1 December 1st, 2008

In ‘Fish technology’ draws renewable energy from slow water currents the University of Michigan News Service describe a machine called VIVACE (Vortex Induced Vibrations for Aquatic Clean Energy).

VIVACE has also been featured recently as “Ocean currents can power the world, say scientists” by Jasper Copping of the Daily Telegraph.

The main benefits of VIVACE are that it works in lower speed currents than turbines and requires less area than wave power machines.

As well as the noted benefits, VIVACE would likely be a more cost effective, and less environmentally damaging means of extracting energy from tides in the Severn Estuary than a tidal barrage.

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Mastermind Groups

h1 November 23rd, 2008

This post was inspired by an email from Kirt Christensen forwarded by Ray Edwards on the power of Mastermind Groups, Read the rest of this entry »

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Description meta tag maximum length

h1 November 19th, 2008

While searching on Google for advice on maximum lenght for the description meta tag, it occured to me to actully measure the descriptions that Google was showing.

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Top Twenty Essential WordPress Plugins

h1 October 22nd, 2008

I was looking for an essential wordpress plugins list and found that there are many such lists. Rather than relying on one list I decided to create a composite list of my own.

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Secure email?

h1 October 17th, 2008

A friend has evidence that people are sending him emails that he never receives.  He has asked me what he can do about it.

This is not a new problem.  Email never has been a secure or certain method of delivering messages.  For example in an article “Too Many Lost Emails Leave us Unconnected“, written in 2004, Ray Everett-Church laments:

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