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29-Jan-2013 : Getting ready for the new season!

Right, that’s the 12-litre cylinders delivered to Dive 90 in Cheltenham: the new one should sail past a visual inspection but the older one is up for a hydrostatic test and its ‘twin’ (purchased at the same time in 1999) failed a hydro two years ago.

For more information on diving cylinders, download this very comprehensive PDF file. (This was not written by me: if I knew who wrote it, I would acknowledge authorship.)

22-Jan-2013 : Protected content

This little PHP snippet allows you to selectively display content to users who are, or who are not, logged in.

Make sure you know where your theme’s functions.php file is stored: it will be somewhere like /public_html/wp/wp-content/themes/theme_name/functions. Make sure you know how to replace this file manually, either via your site’s cPanel or by ftp.

Go Appearance > Editor and select functions.php. Before you go any further, make a backup of this file by copying & pasting the contents […]

21-Jan-2013 : Get rid of the WordPress ‘Howdy’ greeting

I know there’s a plugin which will get rid of that irritating ‘Howdy’ greeting but here’s a simple snippet of PHP which will do the same thing.

Make sure you know where your theme’s functions.php file is stored: it will be somewhere like /public_html/wp/wp-content/themes/theme_name/functions. Make sure you know how to replace this file manually, either via your site’s cPanel or by ftp.

Go Appearance > Editor and select functions.php. Before you go any further, make a backup of this […]

25-Apr-2013 : Pen y Fan by Moonlight

There’s a partial lunar eclipse visible from the UK on 25th April 2013 (19:51-20:07-20:23) and I’m hoping to take a stroll up Pen y Fan, the highest point of the Brecon Beacons, to watch it. As it’s always a full moon when a lunar eclipse takes place, head torches may not be necessary.

The start point for the walk will be the the lay-by near Storey Arms, which is about an hour and forty minutes from Gloucester, so we […]

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