AS #030 – Bath ‘Mood’ Light

October 31, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

I hate the bath. Probably moreso than my children hate the bath. They have no choice in the matter. But for me, there are literally only two ways to get me in a bath: 1) Fill it with jelly, give me lots of beer, a copy of Razzle, and a […]

AS #029 – Ghost Car

October 31, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

The car is possessed. Citroen have gone too far with the Picasso Grande Megavehicule here. It’s a demon. You look at it… and the boot opens. What use is that? Just don’t look at the boot when you’re on the motorway.

AS #028 – Joey

October 31, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

Joey was a plane. Now he brings joy to kids and adults all over the world. (Well, Guernsey.) Mainly through the full-phat selection of awesome switchy goodness.

Choosing a Car – playing with StripThis!

October 31, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

So WAY back in 2005, I put together a silly little comic called Fingers. I have no idea what was going through my head at the time. I imagine it was to try and improve my photoshop skills. Pretty clear to see that it didn’t work as I still suck […]

Everything wrong with ’boutique hotels’

October 27, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

“Jolyon’s at No.10” in Cardiff is everything that’s wrong with ’boutique hotels’. There, I’ve said it. Apologies if this sounds like a splenetic, unwarranted rant… and, honestly, it’s not aimed directly at Jolyon’s… the stay itself was fine (other than a few issues as noted later) and the staff were […]

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Climbing Elbrus

October 17, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

In August 2017 I climbed the West peak of Mt. Elbrus via the South approach. Elbrus is the highest point on the European Continent standing at 5642m and represents the European component of the 7 Summits – a challenge to climb the highest peaks on all 7 continents. It sits […]

MySQL table name case sensitivity

October 1, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

Just encountered a fun little issue when trying to move something from a local MySQL server to a ‘Prod’ server. The difference in architecture being that dev MySQL was running on OSX whereas the ‘Prod’ MySQL was running on Linux (debian). The issue was that a lot of my queries/views/procedures […]