Category: General Chunterings

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2020 already?

    2020 already?

    Back at the beginning of last year I said something or other about writing more in 2019. I was just chock-full of enthusiasm about it too. Maybe. I wrote four posts, including that one. It’s difficult to argue that this was anywhere near the definition of ‘write more’, however I find myself starting another year […]

  • Never Grow Up

    Never Grow Up

    Parenting is difficult, isn’t it? You become responsible for an actual juvenile human and have the privilege of guiding them towards adulthood. This is a protracted experience for all involved, and while there are some painful points along the way I have experienced more joy in these last ten years than I ever hoped for. […]

  • I <3 Toronto


    2018 finished in style for us with a two week trip to visit my family in Toronto. I’ve always loved this city and have visited six times now: mostly because my sister, nieces and mum live there these days, but also because it’s a fabulously vibrant city. It’s fair to say that it is a […]

  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!

    It is 2019 already. So soon after 2018 too. These years are following on from each other more quickly each year. Last year was a pretty traumatic time for the folks of planet Earth, with a huge amount of drama around. The political sphere was particularly turbulent with Trump and Brexit providing a whole load […]

  • Let’s try lots of blocks

    Let’s try lots of blocks

    Gutenberg is here and I have no idea how some of the new features work, so let’s see what they look like when you add them to a post. This first block of text is the default block – a paragraph. It shows text nicely and you just need to press return to create a […]

  • Adding YouTube videos

    Adding YouTube videos

    Just trying out the YouTube embed feature with this Agile-based bit of Christmas fun. You’re welcome. *edit* OK, so the formatting of this post is even worse than the one for the earlier Flickr one. Am disappointed. I’m assuming that the 2019 WordPress theme is just a bit rubbish with some of these embeds. I’m […]

  • Updated to WordPress 5.0

    Updated to WordPress 5.0

    OK, so who’s idea was it to release the new version of WordPress this close to Christmas? WordPress 5.0 is the first major change in the blogging tool for what seems decades. They’ve introduced a new post editing tool called Gutenberg that completely changes how you compile your site content, removing the need for many […]

  • Oh Flickr

    Oh Flickr

    I have been a Flickr user for what seems decades. I joined at some point in 2005 (an age ago in Internet terms). Flickr was the only decent place to store your photos at the time, head and shoulders above the competition. There was a thriving community, great tools and a generous free option. The […]

  • Holidays on the Kerry coast

    Jo and I have some incredible friends. I’ve been very, very lucky over the years to have met some of the nicest people around, whether during my RAF days or through banding; I seem to mix with the best kinds of people. I’m not particularly extrovert, and while I sometimes find talking to people I […]

  • 25/1/2018 Fat Curk

    25/1/2018 Fat Curk

    25/1/2018 Fat Curk by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I don’t drink Coke very often, but when I do I make sure it is fully leaded, none of those sugar-free versions. I’ve tried diet drinks. They are always disappointing. I don’t know why, but none of the ingredients they use to replace the sugar […]