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Posted by sean on 17/01/2018 at 10:04 pm in Website Stuff with No Comments


I’m struggling to think of what to blog about tonight. In my defence, I spent a while this evening preparing something else for my blog… WordPress pages. Pages are like blog posts, but will contain more information than a single post and more specific to a certain topic.

The first topic is retro gaming memories. I don’t know how long this will take to complete, as I want to do it properly.

Don’t worry, though – I’ll be back to blogging memes, directed at Donald Trump, as well as other bollocks, tomorrow.

Posted by sean on 14/01/2018 at 10:21 pm in Website Stuff with No Comments


My website has recently been spammed by a clock. Everyday, tens, even hundreds of comments would be left on my posts, about nothing more than clock parts and repairs. It’s so random! I should really welcome the comments, as none of my readers leave me any (although, perhaps that suggests something). I have put a stop to it though. Any comments which mention repairs to clocks or time keeping paraphernalia, will be automatically binned. Therefore, if you want advice on fixing that Micky Mouse watch you got for Christmas, don’t ask me!

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…

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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