Still alive!

This is just a quick note to say firstly, and perhaps most importantly as far as I’m concerned at least, that I’m still here and still alive, even if the consistent and complete lack of site updates might imply otherwise! … Read more

Dark mode is done

What I thought would be a quick and easy thing turned out to be quite a big job in the end, but the dark mode is now just about sorted. I’ve even decided to make it the default view, although … Read more

Lights out!

There’s not a lot to say on the photographic front as I’ve simply not been able to devote any time to photography. That hasn’t stopped me acquiring new photographic gear though, which I look forward to trying out when time … Read more

Links page layout

I’ve changed the layout of the links page. It was a list format before, with a load of unnecessary waffle about each link. It’s now in a grid layout with nothing more than titles. It’s a small change, but given … Read more


As if a pandemic and its associated lockdown wasn’t enough of an excuse for my travel and photography to slow down, and by extension this website, I’ve had another excuse which has been growing ever larger for the past nine … Read more

Brave & B.A.T

This site is now a ‘Brave Verified Creator’. By becoming a Brave Verified Publisher, the site joins over 240,000 publishers and creators on the Brave platform able to receive Basic Attention Token (BAT) donations from Brave’s over 7 million monthly … Read more

Passing parameters

I’ve tried to build this site as efficiently as possible and to maximise re-use of code wherever I can. As a result most pages are constructed ‘on the fly’ on the server when a visitor requests to look at them, … Read more

PageSpeed = 100%

If you’re one of the very few who read this section of the site (what’s wrong with you?!) then you’ll know I like to measure the optimisation of my site with GTMetrix. Getting as close to a 100% score on … Read more

Faster pages

I’m happy with the performance of the website. It’s been consistent, stable and fast since the re-write of the site (once a decent new host was found). There’s always room for improving the speed of page load times though, especially … Read more

Popular posts

I’ve made a small tweak to the homepage so that it now shows the most popular (most visited) posts. I might extend this to appear on other pages, or it might just remain on the homepage only. (update – I’ve … Read more

Optimisation A/A

It’s been a while since I made any updates to the site. Lockdown has taken it’s toll to some extent – on a personal level the Coronavirus has brought with it some sad news, some stressful situations, and although far … Read more