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Home brew

How I made beer for the first time (properly)

I’ve recently been blogging about my experience of home brew; I first blogged about “My introduction to home brew“, then how “To make a scratter” and finally “Cider making, from fresh apples“. Whilst the latter two are clearly about cider – my passion – I’ve also been interested in wine making and beer making. So […]

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IT

My experience of the CITP assessment process

I’ve recently been through, and unfortunately failed, the BCS CITP assessment process. For those that don’t know the BCS is the Chartered Institute for IT and the Chartered IT Professional status is equivalent to the chartered status in accounting, but for IT. There are a number of benefits that CITP status gives you, but mostly […]

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Wordpress

ThinkTwit Update 1.5.0

I have just launched an update to ThinkTwit which brings to us a new feature that I have wanted to add for quite some time. Thanks to a kind offer from Maria Ramos at WebHostingHub.com I have finally been able to add this feature. Here’s a brief summary of the changes:

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IT Wordpress

How to add a Twitter feed to WordPress blog

You may or may not know that I’m the developer of a Twitter plugin for WordPress, called ThinkTwit – this very easily allows you to add your tweets to your blog, which can make it very easy for someone to see your thoughts in one place and is also a great marketing tool to have […]

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Home brew

Cider making, from fresh apples

This post is the third in my series on home brewing, if you are interested in reading from the start please look at “My introduction to home brew“. So up until this point I’ve made some home brew from packs and I’ve made a scratter to pulp my apples – now all that’s left to do […]

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Home brew

To make a scratter

This post is my follow up to “My introduction to home brew” – after initially using 3 different home brew packs we decided we were ready to make something from scratch: cider. But in order to do this we needed apple pulp; the best way to pulp apples? A scratter!

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Home brew

My introduction to home brew

So I’ve been very quiet recently, for 3 main reasons: Work has been insanely busy, I may have an update on that in the coming months. I’ve been studying for my Chartered IT Professional (CITP) certification,I  should have an update on that in the coming weeks. I’ve been making cider! (And perry, and beer, and […]

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Wordpress

ThinkTwit Update 1.4.3

Just a quick update to ThinkTwit: Updated the readme.txt, and both shortcode and Output Anywhere as there were some inconsistencies in naming but also some of the instructions were out of date and hence wrong. Should resolve any issues anyone is having with either of these or with multiple usage on one page. Many thanks […]

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Programming Wordpress

ThinkTwit Update 1.4.2

It’s been a while since I last posted or made any changes to ThinkTwit as work is very busy at the moment – apologies if anyone has missed me, but I’m guessing not as I’ve not had a lot of feedback. One request that came through recently which stood out has prompted this latest release, […]

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Wordpress

ThinkTwit Update 1.4.1

I’ve made some very minor updates to ThinkTwit following on from some issues that I found during my last update and also a very small addition to the new settings page which I thought people would find interesting.