What a Year…

In Home & Garden, Personal, Work

If someone had approached me at the beginning of this year and said “this, this and this is going to happen” I’d have probably laughed in their face because 2006 has been so… life-changing! In so many ways, I think this year really was the… read full entry →

Ho ho ho, and all that!

In Home & Garden, Parenting

I am sure if most of you took a guess at what I’d been doing for the past 5 days since I last blogged you’d probably say something like “spending Christmas with your family!” Of course, it’d be a huge lie; I’ve actually been playing… read full entry →

Animal Crossing: Wild World

In Geek

I’ve got into AC:WW again, after rebuilding my town. If you’ve got the game and have wi-fi capabilities, send me an e-mail with your friend code, name and town name to jem@jemjabella.co.uk. :)

Feeling of Relief

In Misc, Work

I am feeling just a little bit relaxed this evening. Work has finished and I don’t have to worry about it again until January 2nd. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my job, but these past couple of weeks have been very busy. It’s… read full entry →

No Time, No Motivation

In Misc

I am swamped at work and “at home” (i.e. personal ‘net interests) right now, finding it very hard to catch up after my week away due to illness recently. As such, mails are going unanswered and I just don’t feel like rushing anything to get… read full entry →

Quilting Bee Blog Day

In Interwebs

Those of you who’ve been readers of jemjabella for a while now may remember me talking about the quilting bee this time last year. I’m going to talk about it again for a while. Things have changed since last year. I’m no longer just a… read full entry →

Bloody Politics

In Misc

Tory leader David Cameron has said his party must do more to keep families together, as a report suggests parental splits are creating an underclass. What bollocks. I’m not an “underclass” because my parents split, I’m an underclass because it’s better than being a toffee-nosed… read full entry →

Wii Envy

In WTF

My brother called me up at about 9:30pm Thursday evening to tell me he was in Tesco (local supermarket) and that he was queuing for a Wii. He was about 8th in line, they had 20 consoles to sell and he was offering to save… read full entry →

Basic PHP Security Checklist

In Interwebs, PHP

Due to the relative simplicity of PHP, more and more young webmasters are getting their hooks into scripting. This can be a good thing — it increases the range of functionality and fun that we can add to our websites without the need to learn… read full entry →

CAPTCHAs

In Interwebs

A CAPTCHA is “a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human” (source). More specifically this little rant is aimed at the variety of images containing letters and/or numbers which may be distorted, placed on a background… read full entry →

Basic PHP Security Checklist

In Updates

Due to the relative simplicity of PHP, more and more young webmasters are getting their hooks into scripting. This can be a good thing — it increases the range of functionality and fun that we can add to our websites without the need to learn… read full entry →

Don’t Trust Awstats

In Interwebs

What with the talk of hits recently and a few Awstats/Webaliser screenshots being flashed about as if they were some sort web badge (been there, done that, made a prat of myself) I have to chuck in my own tuppence worth: “hahahaha”. If you’re using… read full entry →