13/09/2018, 18:37

Wintle’s first law of Tomboladynamics (the prize conservation principle) states that there is a set of objects in the world whose sole purpose is to be tombola prizes. Without these objects the Tombolaverse will collapse into entropy.

10/09/2018, 10:23

Oh, gosh. Been forgetting to #thankYouToday. I already did it, really, but let’s have one for yesterday for the organisers, staff, volunteers and runners of the Swindon Half Marathon – such a great event! 👏

10/09/2018, 10:22

Wow. Really hadn’t realised there were so many strong opinions about CSS-in-JS or not. Is there some kind of basic, impartial primer on the pros and cons of each? I mean, I could guess/work it out. But…

08/09/2018, 08:14

With example questions now alongside the custom messages, you can build a FAQ, and the WordPress plugin then has a shortcode that displays all the “custom knowledge” on a website.


Also added training days to the app, bot, API and plugin!

08/09/2018, 07:39

Gently nudging SchoolBot along while kids watch CBeebies. It has standard “knowledge” like term dates and school meals. But you can also add “Custom messages”. These have keywords to match in questions, responses, expiry dates(!) and now example questions to use in a FAQ list.


07/09/2018, 13:55

The flip side of this is: why does WordPress, out of the box, have so many basic security and performance problems? Surely simple brute force protection/rate limiting, two-factor auth, and page caching (or password-less login) are solved problems now?

07/09/2018, 13:50

Thinking I should do a “WordPress Website Drivers License” course.

So many people come to me with “Can you tweak this?” and when I get a login I end up fixing basic security and performance and privacy things.

Not their fault. They don’t know. Which is why a course may work. 🤔

06/09/2018, 07:24

I’m reminded of my daughter, whose utter delight when riding her balance bike is expressed out loud, repeatedly: “I’M DOING IT!”

Sometimes I think that *I* should celebrate what I’m doing this way.

Not out loud, of course! But we should delight in what we CAN do & ARE doing!

06/09/2018, 07:23

These little prompts in my planner/journal are sometimes cheesy and not relevant. But I think the drip, drip, drip of daily positivity does have an effect over time.