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Dalriada n:
Kingdom of the Scots,
home of the residents

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You probably don’t need to know this (or care) but the dalriada domains have just moved from shared hosting (which most people use) to my new Virtual Private Server (VPS). A VPS is effectively my own wee computer, running CentOS 7 Linux, hosted remotely i.e.

Algie goes JavaScript

This is for fans of the cryptic crossword setter, Algie, who posts puzzles under the CROSSWORDS tab. I have been experimenting with a new web site, hosted from Earlspark Avenue, which relies on a (now rather old fashioned) technology called Java servlet container. Also known

Kindrogan 2015, November

I’m just back from a great week-end with Astronomical Society of Glasgow at Kindrogan Field Study Centre. The stargazing night sky was pretty poor really due to the weather so this doesn’t make the Stargazer’s Blog like last February’s event. But a good time was

Ferryman’s Cottage, October 2015

We’re just back from a great 3 night week-end at Ferryman’s Cottage on the Mull of Kintyre. We were met by a pod of dolphins which put on a spectacular display in the bay, right in front of us. I got up early (06:00!) on

Pictures from a train

Jane and I took advantage of Scotrail’s return ticket to anywhere in Scotland for £10 offer and took a trip on the West Highland Line from Glasgow to Mallaig. We did a good 1 night B&B and which left a little time to tour Mallaig

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Dalriada goes WordPress

I hope you won’t notice too much but has had a complete makeover. It used to be Powered by Drupal but now it’s Proudly powered by WordPress. Both are very good, free, Content Management Systems but hitherto I have just preferred Drupal – it’s