Sean's Stories

Posted by sean on 18/08/2017 at 5:28 pm in Website Stuff with No Comments


I was disappointed and disturbed to receive an email from Amazon this week, telling me that they were closing down their LoveFilm service. I have been a customer on and off for many years, only recently re-subscribing, so my wife and I could enjoy some of the many DVDs in LoveFilms back catalogue.

The reason for closing the service is a decrease in customers, who are now streaming their movies, instead of renting them on an actual disc. The problem with streaming is th….

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the service often buffers, resulting in a rubbish viewing experience, a bit like the garbage and random symbols above.

The choice available on LoveFilm is fabulous. Want a TV show from your childhood? It’s there. You can gorge on Jimbo and the Jetsets to your hearts content. Should you look for your favourite retro movie on Netflix or Amazon Prime, you’ll be very disappointed.

Luckily, a kind Twitter user suggested I use a service called Cinema Paradiso. This service boasts over 90,000 DVDs, available for rent. I’ll hold off joining CP until LoveFilm closes at the end of October. I am still hoping that, following online outrage, Amazon reverse their decision and save LF, but I don’t hold out much hope.

Posted by sean on 29/04/2016 at 11:28 am in Website Stuff with No Comments


12 years old this week.

Posted by sean on 10/12/2015 at 12:28 pm in Website Stuff with No Comments


As you’ll know, as you’re reading this, my website address is SeansStories.com. Years and years ago, it was Sparkster.net. Despite changing the website name and address, I kept Sparkster.net, so anyone with this old address would be redirected here.

I’ve now received an email, telling me Sparkster.net is about to expire. To renew the domain costs money. Money I would rather spend on better things like DVDs, Wii U games and cake. I like cake. I don’t like giving companies money to run my website – people should be paying me to blog! I have to make a stand! Less money for the domain sellers and more money for Mr. Kipling!

I fully expect someone else to buy my address when it runs out and probably use it for selling dodgy stuff. Do I care? Not really. If any of my readers are still going through the old way, they deserve to find themselves on the Dark Web – you never know, a dodgy site will probably be better than this blog…

Posted by sean on 17/11/2015 at 4:32 pm in Website Stuff with No Comments


Blogging can be very addictive. I should know. I started this blog in 2004 – over 11 years ago. Unfortunately, while it can be a very addictive hobby, it’s also something which is very easy to neglect. A bit like a house plant or a dog. The longer the abandonment lasts, the more the blog/plant/dog deteriorates, making it less of an incentive to invest time in the thing.

Don’t worry. Firstly, I don’t own a dog (although I do own a rather poorly looking houseplant). Also, I’m not going to stop blogging. I’ll really, really try to get back to blogging the usual rubbish stories and tired jokes. Hurray.

Posted by sean on 05/08/2014 at 8:58 pm in Bath City, Leeds United, Website Stuff with No Comments


After many hours of hard labour, I have finally finished categorising every single blog post I have made since 2004. I feel like a librarian. You can see all my handy work on the right of the screen. Read it and weep. Now that has all been done, I can get back to boring you all daily with pointless blogs – much like this one…

The new Leeds United and Bath City shirts, ahead of the start of the football season this Saturday!

Sean's Stories

On this website, you’ll find me blogging (almost) daily about everyday life, living in Bath, working with computers, and the occasional bit of football stuff thrown in.

If you're expecting The Man Booker Prize, you've come to the wrong place. If you want to read a collection of sometimes eccentric, often disturbing and rarely amusing ramblings, gorge your eyes on this.

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