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Professional Photos make all the difference.

Professional Photos make all the difference.

I often tell people I'm working with or training about the importance of images on their website, stock photos have a place, but they are never a replacement for photos of your actual work. When it comes to talking photos many website owners will take photos...

Week-notes  – Week 4

Week-notes – Week 4

Yes I know I didn't do week 3... So this week started off moving lots of WordPress websites, following the closure of a hosting company I was called in to move a large number of sites to another host.  If you find yourself needing to move a WordPress website from one...

Weeknotes Week 2

Weeknotes Week 2

Its been a busy week this week, I've mostly been transferring websites from one server to another after I was approached to help out an IT company who's current web host was closing down, so far I've transferred over 200gb (Thank god for unlimited internet), and there...

It’s time for change

What’s happening? As of the beginning of April I will no longer be employed by Hack Oldham to manage the space, it will revert back to being member run. I recommended this change to the membership and they have agreed. Why? Hack Oldham was always intended to be...

The next step?

For the last few years I have focused on Hack Oldham, a non profit co-working and maker space in Oldham, what started out as a tiny little group grew into something much larger with the the move into the former Wahoo building on Yorkshire Street. As you have probably...

10 years since I bought the “Bus”

Facebook just reminded me that it's 10 years since I bought the "Bus", probably my favourite vehicle I've ever owned and also the biggest money pit. Obviously I don't have it any more as I needed to keep a roof over my head, but it was fun while it lasted.

Old… Oldham Library, 360 degree imaging

Sometimes my job involves doing some very boring stuff involving risk assessments and proposals... Today was not one of those day, today I got to wander round the library of my childhood capturing 360 degree images as soon much of what I remeber from my child hood...

Oldham Libraries Magazines

I've noticed recently an advert on the TV for a subscription based app that allow you to download magazines for free to either Android or IOS tablets, a bit like Netfix for magazines. It's priced around £7 per month which means its around the price of two magazines a...

Availability to work

I thought it was about time I gave people an update as I’m getting asked questions left right and centre, and at times feel as though I’m letting people down because I’ve not   been able to give straight answers. I started Hack Oldham almost 2 years ago, and when it...

Virgin Media junk mail-o-meter

So last year I had a bit of a rant at @virginmedia, the reason for this was the ridiculous amount of junk mail that Virgin were sending us, so I decided I was going to keep all the mail they sent me for the next 12 months. Here we are 12 months later and I have a draw...