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Where did the time go?

Blimey. It’s been almost 2 years to the day since I made my last blog post. Where has the time gone? Summer 2013 That was a wierd time and a half. 5 months into a shiny new job and I

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The making of a Diddybear – part 2


This is the second in a series of posts about how I make Diddybears, providing some insights into the various processes and sharing a few disasters along the way! Before I start… I was going to dive straight into describing

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Apparently, you broke the internet


I thought I’d write a bit about error pages today. Not because I’m a bit of a techy (which I am) but because it’s one of those things in life that really, really gets on my nerves. Don’t worry, this isn’t

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The making of a Diddybear – part 1

I sometimes wonder if people really understand what goes into the making of a Diddybear.  Not that I mind if they understand or not, but I do sometimes think that explaining the processes involved goes a long towards appreciating the

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Gimme back my domain, dammit!

It’s been one of those days. How do we know this? Beacause I’m still grinding my teeth at a totally unnecessary situation with my ISP – 1and1 Internet. Even now, as the bathroom fills up with steam from the hot

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Who are you in business for?

The internet has irrevocably changed the face of shopping and doing business. From clothing and groceries to banking and booking flights, there are very few businesses and services left that don’t have an internet presence of some kind. Whether it’s

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With the relaunch of Diddybear looming ever closer, I’ve lately been coming up with new Diddybear themes.  Apart from the obvious – Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine – I wanted to do something a little different with the next additions to

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You’re in safe hands

If any of you use WordPress for your blogging or ecommerce platform, you may (or may not) have been aware of a spate of brute force attacks that have been targetted at tens of thousands of WP users since April. Ooh,

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Diddybears re-boot (part 3)

They say a picture paints a thousand words. In the age of social media this has never been more true, and images are every bit as important as the written word. Like many artisans, I take great pride in taking

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Diddybears re-boot (part 2)

Part of the re-boot is taking a long hard look at how I efficiently I can serve customers. My current shop has served me well for the last few years, but has its limitations and enhancements are few and far

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