Category Archives: Technology
This post is brought to you by T-Mobile, whose company motto: “Who are you and why should I care?” is truly inspiring, and mobile phone insurance idiots Fonesafe with their proud motto: “Yur…3-4 days mate…or is that 7-10 days?”
Yes, dear blog reader, I’m ready for a good old-fashioned rant, so grab a drink, a bite to eat and prepare your eyeballs for a tale of obscene stupidity, pathetic excuses and the most appalling customer service I’ve ever seen – worse than BT if you can believe such a thing exists! This tale happened to a close friend of mine and needs to be shared, not just for jollies but to give a heads-up to potential T-Mobile customers.
This is your alarm bell.
When I was a lad there were fields as far as they eye could see, and I had as much Lego as I could eat. We had a VHS video recorder, with a remote control on a cable. We had a steam-powered microwave, and a Commadore Vic 20 (what passed for a home computer in those days) that didn’t do much apart from send blocks of colour around the screen and make beep beep noises. Oh, and it also played Snakebite and Blue Meanies. Mostly I played on my bike, built dens with my chums, played cricket and football, and did a hundred other things I consider to be wholesome and fun.
The other day I read an article on the Guardian about young kids, babies really, who were mucking about with iPads. It said a survey found that kids aged between 2 and 5 knew more about computer games and technology than riding a bike or swimming. It also says that preschool kids know how to use a smart phone before they can tie their shoelaces.
It seems that technology is so embedded in our daily lives that every new generation is learning that gadgets are very important to them. They see their parents using smart phones, internet, tablet PC’s, internet TV and fridges that talk to them. Technology is cheap and disposable so there can be an LCD TV in every room and even in the head rests of their family car. Kids aren’t taught about technology so much as they absorb what’s around them.
That heading either bored you rigid or it grabbed your attention like a farmer grabbing a chicken by the throat. Yes folks, this is a post about writing code and building a website. Feel free to click away now and find cute pictures of bunnies!
WordPress users can build a website in minutes, it’s easy-peasy-lemon-squeazy! Everything you need is right there for you to play with, all you need to do is add pictures and words and tweak some of the settings to suit your tastes.
There are plenty of WCMS (Web Content Management Systems) on the internet such as WordPress and Joomla to name but a few….well, two actually. Hey, I’m lazy. Google it or check out Wikipedia for a list of WCMS and see what it means. The basic premise is that a CMS will let you get on with the fun stuff whilst leaving all (or most of) the coding and boring stuff in the background where it looks after itself.
Before you start moaning my answer is yes, there will be a lot of abv’s and bizarre words. If you were writing this would you want to write Content Management System a whole bunch of times? Or copy and paste it over and over? I thought not. Let’s move on and see where this is going shall we? I promise we’ll get to HTML and all the fun stuff in due course.