About Chris J

Chris is a self confessed gadget, digital and automotive geek. When he's not watching a White Board Friday video or reading lines of code for fun, he's fixated on the sound of turbocharged cars on YouTube.

How to get Sidekick for Google Chrome for FREE

By | August 13th, 2015|Technology|

Before you signup to Sidekick, use the referral link below: Get Sidekick premium for free   This link will entitle you to 1 month FREE Sidekick premium. Premium provides you with unlimited notifications/emails (as opposed to just 200 in the standard Sidekick). Not heard of Sidekick? Sidekick is an extremely powerful plugin for Chrome/Gmail that allows you to track users [...]

Hit and run in Pocklington – Nissan Figaro

By | July 16th, 2015|Yorkshire|

Pocklington business owner Louise Hugill of The Vintage Corner awoke at around 6am on the morning of 16th July 2015 to the sound of her Nissan Figaro (parked on George Street outside Wolds View Garage) being hit by another car. Unfortunately the driver of the car didn't stop, and is believed to have driven off towards Barmby Moor. The car is [...]

New call charges for 0800 / 0845 / 0844 numbers for mobile callers

By | May 19th, 2015|Technology|

From 1st July 2015, Ofcom are changing the rules for all 08 and 09 numbers. ALL UK mobile networks will abide by this rule, which will make it clearer for mobile users when making calls to non geographic or mobile numbers. If you do need to call an 0845 / 0844 / 0870 number [...]

Google update – Is your website mobile friendly?

By | April 20th, 2015|SEO, Website, Wordpress|

From tomorrow (21/04/2015) Google's new update will be targeting websites which are NOT mobile optimised in their new mobile focused algorithm. If you own a website and rely on traffic via search engines to find your product or service, tomorrow's Google update may be of interest to you. The simple question is, is your website mobile optimised? If it is, [...]

FREE: How to get Meerkat Movies (Orange Wednesday) code

By | April 3rd, 2015|Movies|

Meerkat Movies replaced Orange Wednesdays in April 2015, and if you're an Orange customer you may feel a little gutted about this news. The bad news - In order to receive your code, you now need to be a Compare the Market customer. This means completing a quote on their website and purchasing a product (which is hopefully cheaper than any [...]

Tour de Yorkshire 2015

By | January 21st, 2015|Yorkshire|

The news is in, Tour de Yorkshire routes have been announced. With the success that Tour de France brought to Yorkshire last year, we can only assume it's going to be a great few days in 2015. Stage One Starts in Bridlington before taking in some of the breath taking beauty of North York Moors National Park. There are sprints [...]

WordPress vulnerability – Revolution Slider – wp-config compromised

By | September 5th, 2014|Technology, Wordpress|

Before you read any further, update your plugin If you are a Wordpress user, developer or designer, you may have installed the Revolution Slider (after all it's the most downloaded plugin on the Envato marketplace). Well it's been confirmed an extremely easy hack is possible on any site running 4.1.4 or older. This was patched back in February, however, as [...]

On Monday I Lost My Rabbit [Children’s Book]

By | March 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Today I received my first edition copy of 'On Monday I Lost My Rabbit'. I bought this for my first born, Charles (who is now 5 weeks old). On Monday I Lost My Rabbit is more than just an illustrated book, it covers the primary colours, 16 of the first 100 high frequency words children learn to read, mathematics (time/days [...]

Bitstrips for iPhone, iPad and Android phones

By | October 27th, 2013|Apple, Technology|

This weekend I downloaded the free app on iTunes called Bitstrips. Wow, what an app. Not only can you create a cartoon style avatar of yourself and your friends/family members or colleagues, you can see your characters displayed in hundreds of preset cartoon strips. Here are a few examples I've created today. Join the fun, download the FREE Bitstrips app [...]

Fire in ST Ives, 7 Fire Engines attend. Vintage Tea room.

By | October 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

It's not yet clear what was the cause of the blaze in St Ives this evening, but several premises around the St Ives Harbour have been evacuated. the Vintage Tea Room is amongst the premises effected by the fire. I'm visiting St Ives on holiday this week, and the view from our room is of the entire harbour. Below are [...]