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Solar PV - clean energy, wobbly finance

Mixed news on solar generation of electricity On the one hand, buyers of homes are steering clear of homes with leased solar PV panels on the roof, because of uncertainty and complications surrounding the owners of the panels - a private company, and the guarantors of the tariffs - government. It's hardly news that a week is a long time in politics, so a twenty five year guarantee of feed in

batteries, debt, environment, internet, renewable energy, solar, solar storage,

making the most of software and internet

A neighbour asked me a few questions about the internet, which led to a few more (!), and rather than just emailing my response, I'll post it here. Why? Because others may have similar questions, and this response is itself an example of free publishing, information sharing, and the potential connectivity that the internet offers. Our discussion almost entirely comprises 3 themes:  1. Free

internet, open source, publishing, software,

beware dietary misinformation

 It is really important to find source materials rather than 'blogging for profit' articles when planning a healthy diet ... Quote: "vegetarian foods are not a great source of protein." source: http://www.thehealthsite.com/diseases-conditions/low-protein-diet-plan-for-people-suffering-from-gout-f0416/ I'm not a vegetarian, but the 2 most concentrated forms of protein in my kitchen  are both

diet, education, freefrom, internet, popular science, Social media,

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admin, internet, miscellany 1, photos, publishing,

Allotment Gardening - organic guide

Full title: Allotment Gardening - An organic guide for beginners, by Susan Berger. After 40+ years I hope I'm not a beginner, but this fine book certainly brings me up to date, and has useful sections on rotations, improving the soil and producing your own compost (either in a bin, or by using green manures to keep the minerals from washing away and feeding the worms and bacteria with fresh

books, compost, gardens, health, internet, organic, soil, wellbeing,

Professional WordPress

Full title: Professional WordPress Design and Development (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) By far the best book I have found and making the most of the WordPress opensource publishing system. It might take slightly longer to get started than some of the quick guides, but everything you need to know is here, and it is organised in such a way that it is straightforward to reference any issues

books, internet, PHP, software, WordPress,

Linux Pocket Guide

An excellent, compact reference book for common Linux commands. Anyone that runs a webserver, or even a VPS, would do well to own this book. I have known people that can remember every command they've ever used, but for mere mortals like yours truly, and for everyone subject to senior moments, this is a great time-saver. Linux - the ultimate open source operating system. Published by O'Reilly,

books, internet, Linux, miscellany 1, open source, software,

Vitamins and diet for busy people

The food and nutrition research detailed in Superfoods - antioxidants shows that fruit with higher levels of antioxidants (e.g. blackberries) add the same level of antioxidants to the blood of the consumer as fruit with lower levels (e.g. raspberries). This being the case, presumably taking ten times the amount of antioxidants (e.g. the CRONIES, who have a huge bowl full of fresh berries and

antioxidants, diet, fast food, fat, featured, health, internet, nutrition, vitamins, wellbeing,

PHP code for valid date time in RSS feed

(RFC-822 date-time) I've found a mine of misinformation on the internet about how to use PHP to produce a date and time for an RSS feed that validates. Sadly, none of the suggestions work, and some of them are very complex! The real answer turns out to be very simple: $date_feed = date('r'); I wish this information had been readily available to me ... more software info

code, internet, open source, PHP, RSS, software,

computerised cars and alienation

I've lost count of the number of people I know who have bought a new car, polished it daily for a few months, then began to lose interest. Things get even worse when such cars, less than a year old, start to develop baffling symptoms, and limp home at low speed with warning symbols on the dashboard. Then they get even worse when a garage wants to charge £30 (or more) to plug in a lead from their

alienation, consumerism, DIY, individual, internet, transport, video,


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