Sean's Stories

Posted by sean on August 27, 2018 at 11:03 pm in Website Stuff with No Comments


Always make backups, kids!

My blog decided to stop working today, which meant that I had to totally reinstall the whole thing, erasing all posts in the process. Given the fact I have been blogging since 2004 would mean a lot of work and history gone for good!

Luckily I had made a backup in June. A bit of a shame I hadn’t done so in August, as it took me a good few hours manually restoring those posts that failed to make the backup.

Posted by sean on January 17, 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 January 14, 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 August 18, 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 April 29, 2016 at 11:28 am in Website Stuff with No Comments


12 years old this week.

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