Real ale, horse racing, running and servers. Whilst probably not a good idea in combination, they are my main interests at the moment.
Horse racing is a sport of opinion, inside information, and corruption. But it is also fucking fantastic. The Cheltenham Festival represents the highlight of the year for many, a highlight for the working man that dominates the more glamorous Flat racing events such as Royal Ascot. The only thing that comes close is the Grand National, as part of the Aintree Festival, but that’s a singular race in three days’ worth of admittedly excellent cards that remain in the shadow of the Cheltenham Festival.
And tonight is Cheltenham eve.
Kenneth Mathieson “Kenny” Dalglish is Liverpool Football Club, and so it was with great sadness to many a fan that he was relieved of his position in May 2012.
He was recruited by the club to enact the cliché of ‘steadying the ship’ following a cardiac arrest job from England’s post Euro 2012 shining angel Roy Hodgson, but with an FA Cup Final and the League Cup not able to disguise poor league form following a season ending injury to Lucas Leiva, and Luis Suarez becoming the most hated man in Manchester/Britain – it was bye bye.
Not a bad effort in the end I suppose like. Apart from the closing ceremony, which was shite. Designed to bring us back from the clouds of the 30th Olympia to a Tory led, recession hit, Great Britain with a familiar bump.
I work a lot with the popular Magento eCommerce web-application as part of my job working for a hosting company. We host thousands of stores, encouraging and supporting our clients with the system on a day to day basis.
To support a system you need to know the system, and what better way to learn than to set up your own store?
An image from unknownlogic was recently submitted to Reddit, resulting in a large influx of traffic and some interesting statistics!
The image was viewed over 350,000 times; consuming 70GB of bandwidth and hitting a peak of around 23 megabits p/s, which is around 1.7 gigabytes of traffic every ten minutes. That’s 15 people viewing the 201.8 kilobyte image every second.
On occasion you look back on life and what you have experienced so far; you count what you have, you count your (many) mistakes, and you take a look at yourself and realise what you want in life. We all must do this, right? I used to ponder away freely whilst travelling on the long bus journey to college all those years ago, these days it’s now mainly when I’m driving or taking a crap.
Michael K. Williams is undoubtedly a fine actor, having played the role of Omar Little in HBO’s The Wire and, more recently, Albert ‘Chalky’ White in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
His on-screen presence is gripping. And so I find myself, again, watching two of my favourite ever scenes from a television series. Enjoy.
On Tuesday 19th July 2011 the Liver Building celebrated its one hundredth anniversary.
What was once the tallest building in the United Kingdom, the Liver Building and its Liver Birds have been synonymous with the city of Liverpool for the last hundred years. To mark the day of the anniversary the new Museum of Liverpool opened its doors to the public; sitting on the waterfront, it’s a brilliant piece of modern architecture that lies just a hundred meters or so from the Liver Building.