20 May 2010
Well it is a long time since I've updated this site, but it is now time, and for very good reason! My attempt at retirement has apparently failed as my brother Dale and I are now involved in a new startup venture called BizTek Recruitment Limited. Recruitment will be masterminded from Southend and all the technical side and admin will be from Bedford. The concept is pretty radical in that we intend BizTek to be a company located in "virtual" space. No offices and low overheads, hence the reference to the technical side of the business - provision of remote working facilities (central server, VPN, Intranet and Internet, the web, voice-over-IP telephony, video conferencing and social networking as a recruitment tool etc). Here is the new BizTek Website.
31 August 2009
I've now got another XP machine, so I've loaded XAMPP which gives me all I need for a web server, including PHP, MySQL and FileZilla FTP Server. So the photo album is now back on-line (see the tab at the top of the page). I've loaded a few recent albums, including Will & Tess's blessing, last year's sailing in Croatia and Neil in Zambia. It now has a slide show facility - try it!
2 August 2009
Well, things have moved on again! I'm
working on contract (for 2 or 3 weeks!) since January and so have no
time to update the site.
I really couldn't justify leaving an Ubuntu server turned on just for this, so I've now loaded Apache server onto the Vista machine (I didn't want to use IIS) - a second instance of Apache, as it is already running as part of the music server. So the site is back, but without PHP as yet so no photo album. I'll get round to that next.
A recommendation: Whether you are concerned with the environment or not, this may be the most important book you ever read:
Sustainable Energy without the hot air
... and it is a free download!
1 March 2009
Since the Vista machine descended into
torpor and needed rebuilding the photo album has been unavailable.
Well, it is back on the Linux/Ubuntu server!
I'll add more of the albums in time, but just in case you want to see how little there is currently, I've added a 'photos' tab at the top.
I'll add family photos in private albums - to see those you'll need to log in with a username and password as follows:
username - my first name
password - the name of the road we live on
4 January 2009
Happy new year! This is the start of the
new "home" website, using an open source template downloaded from the
net. You may find the site is full of spurious links and topics left
over from the template, but these will be replaced over time. Honest
The content is spread over a number of servers, so you may be redirected when you click on a link.
So, the new site....
Sheila was much loved and would happily take the kids for days
on end, showing them the sights of London. This may have had the effect
of making them all want to live in London, which they all do now.
We scanned a number of her family photos and have added comments - you can see them here
The Hart Family Challenge
This "weight loss challenge" was first attempted in 2008, with
Between Christine, Marigold and Tom the challenge was to lose 21lbs with Marigold romping home to a spectacular victory, although the weights did converge as the tempatations of Xmas drew near!
The new "Extended Hart Family Challenge" starts now with Penny joining the fray. I'll not publish the links here, for fear of being lynched by the laggards!
Other bits and pieces
I'll try to extend the site in the early part of 2009 with
I'll also try to start a new, more techie site on the other domain www.orrery.org.uk
You can email each one of us, as follows:
There will be a tab at the top, but not yet!