Flowers and the Law

Occasional rambles from the Flowers of Brecon and She who is a Law unto Herself

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Using LetsEncrypt with Orchard CMS 

I wanted to move an Orchard CMS site onto https, without paying £$. LetsEncrypt seemed the obvious solution. This is not the place to talk about how to use LetsEncrypt, but if you have a web server with only one external i.p. running multiple sites you have to certificate them all at the same time, and suffice it to say that one site on our... read more
 
Posted by Crispin Flower Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:07:00 PM Categories: Computing

Whither Wetherspoons? Brecon! 

The George Hotel is re-opening as a Wetherspoon on 21st Feb. We passed the door and were advised free stuff was happening… It was for-real indeed, two rounds of drinks and a most acceptable meal in fine surroundings: read more
 
Posted by Crispin Flower Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00:19 PM

Christmas 2016 thank-you cards by Helen 

Helen painted four “thank you” cards after Christmas this year; a variety of watercolour interpretations of the view of the Brecon Beacons from our house. These photos don’t do them justice, but were snapped just before they went into envelopes. I have a favourite, but I like them all. Shall we just say they were received and acknowledged with an... read more
 
Posted by Crispin Flower Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:51:24 PM

Ding dong! 

I have just discovered a tape recording of me (aged 15, December 1983 I think) singing carols with the Finn twins (creators of Sibelius software) and Jimmy Gumpert (former St Paul’s chorister), recorded on my tape recorder at school. One of the Finns (I cannot remember which, but probably “J” as he was more silly) is hooting out the alto part, I’m ... read more
 
Posted by Crispin Flower Sunday, December 11, 2016 6:27:00 PM Categories: Crispin King's School, Canterbury Music

Setting up a website for a Maths and Science Tutor in Brecon 

Lessons in SEO
When Lois gets back from her first term at Durham Uni she will probably sleep for two days, but then she wants to start offering tutoring for GSCE and A level students at schools in Brecon and the surrounding area (Crickhowell, Builth Wells etc). She designed a great poster which has gone up in the schools, but I reckon it's normally the parent... read more
 
Posted by Crispin Flower Monday, November 21, 2016 8:26:00 PM Categories: Computing SEO

Blogging test from MS Word (and a lightweight comparison with OpenLiveWriter) 

Microsoft Word has also been able to function as a blogging tool for some time, so this is a test from Word 2016 with a picture of a Herdwick sheep. Figure 1: a sheep It's good, but not as good as OpenLiveWriter. For example, image handling isn't as easy (e.g. we cannot add alt text or title on the img element) and I've not found a way... read more
 
Posted by Crispin Flower Sunday, September 11, 2016 9:16:00 AM Categories: Computing Sheep

Test post from OpenLiveWriter 

I saw with dismay that Windows Live Essentials is reaching end of support in Jan 2017 – dismay because it contains the fantastic Windows Live Writer. Also, on a PC I’m setting up for middle child, I cannot get the old installer to work. But now I’ve found that OpenLiveWriter is available for download. I’d heard that Microsoft were making it open... read more
 
Posted by Crispin Flower Saturday, September 10, 2016 8:43:30 PM Categories: Computing

A walk up Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks 

From Gatesgarth we first climbed Fleetwith Pike. The memorial to “Fanny Mercer, accidentally killed 1887” Looking back over Buttermere Up onto the ridge Looking back to Buttermere The summit of Fleetwith Pike Innominate Tarn in threatening weather Descending Haystacks to Scarth Gap in a howling gale Descending Scarth Gap Pass A Herdwick... read more
 
Posted by Crispin Flower Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:10:01 PM Categories: Helen Lois Naomi Robin Walking

Ethernet LAN vs Devolo dLAN 1200+ Powerline 

We just got a Devolo Powerline dLAN 1200+ Starter Kit, with the intention of replacing the rather unreliable ethernet connection to our study. We had ethernet installed when we had the whole house re-wired, but JBW didn’t know what he was doing and this particular room has always suffered from dropouts and slower speeds. (Aside - this is actually... read more
 
Posted by Crispin Flower Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:08:21 PM Categories: Computing Number 1
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