Author: rutty

  • 30 Days of Tools – Day 3

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    OK, so after day 2’s rather vague questions we have something a bit more concrete for day 3: Share how you evaluate a new tool How do you discover all the things you like/dislike about a new tool? I have two main ways of doing this: by reading the reviews and by giving it a […]

  • 30 Days of Tools – Day 2


    Well, that didn’t last long did it? I’m onto day 2 but I’m already six days behind. I should have predicted that I’d be doing this in my own time rather than in tandem with the challenge, but here we are. At least I’m doing day 2 rather than just mucking about on twitter. So, […]

  • 30 Days of Tools – Day 1

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    The Ministry of Testing are my go-to place for all things testing. I have been a member there since the beginning – I was around before it emerged from The Software Testing Club – and while I read more than I post it is one of my more important social networks. It is one of […]

  • Google Photos Test

    Google Photos Test

    WordPress now allows me to use Google Photos as a Featured Image, so this post is just so that I can test that one thing. You’ll note that I have posted absolutely SOD ALL for around 18 months. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone really, but it’s just how it was. I have no […]

  • The Colour of Magic: Terry Pratchett

    The Colour of Magic: Terry Pratchett

    Ruby and I have frequent quality daughter/daddy time on an evening. We both love books and read together when we can. We’ve read all the Harry Potter books, The Hobbit, and loads of other kids’ books and now we have embarked on our biggest book series yet: all of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. […]

  • Featured Images

    Featured Images

    Oh, I wish there was a better (or even any sensible) way of using Flickr content as a featured image on a page or post. I’d just like to be able to connect my Flickr account to WordPress and then be able to see my Flickr photos within my media library so I can add […]

  • Shine


    (17/366/2020) Dreary day, few photo opportunities so was pleased to take this on the way to Tesco

  • Counterbalance


    (16/366/2020) I’d left my photo of the day a bit late – again – so revisited the clock in our dining area. It’s a really nice clock, and now that I’ve edited this image I’m regretting not giving it a quick dust first.

  • Happy


    (15/366/2020) Even happier: a bottle opener

  • Court


    (13/366/2020) Ruby was playing Netball this evening. I obviously can’t be taking photos of other people’s children, but I was far more interested in the lines and texture of the court in the gym.

  • Hogg


    (12/366/2020) I remember this butcher. It was a shame when they shut, but the painted sign remains.

  • Mastermind


    (11/366/2020) A favourite game from my youth and one that my daughter is really enjoying. She’s beating me quite a bit too!