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3D Rendering

3D Doughnut – Learning Blender 3d

I’ve been interested in raytracing and 3d graphics since I was a teenager, and I’ve played with a few bits of software over the years, but never sat down and tried to learn it properly. Often I had “dodgy” copies of the software, or free limited trials (Real 3D on the Amiga off a magazine […]

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Business Central Development

When xRec doesn’t Work!

The Business Central ‘xRec’ and ‘Rec’ records available when you subscribe to database record changes don’t always work! Here’s a simple work-around

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Business Central Development Techie stuff

Business Central Dev: Flowfield with Date Flowfilter

A BLOG ENTRY WRITTEN FROM FRUSTRATION!! I’ve been banging my head against the wall all afternoon, trying to do “something simple” in Microsoft Business Central (v16). I’ve some use-cases from my business about creating a role center homepage which is full of some 18 Cues. They can be used as a form of workflow to […]

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Business Central Development Techie stuff

Developing with MS Business Central

Sometimes like to share what I’m doing work-wise, which are usually handy or helpful snippets (often around WordPress and Woocommerce), or moaning about a Java issue or badly documented framework. As part of a big project we are moving from an Java based ERP system called Sterling (IBM), to Microsoft Business Central, which used to […]

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Punk

Gigs are Coming Back!

So while Coronavirus is far from beaten here in the UK, a huge proportion of adults are now vaccinated, and gigs are happening! The online streamed ones were OK for a short time when lockdown started, but it felt so thin to me it wasn’t really a replacement, so I avoided them on the whole. […]

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Personal stuff

House Renovations Finished!

Early 2019 we started on a long journey of house renovations, after living in our house in Peterborough for some 25+ years, it was time for a full update. The house was built about 1908, an end of terrace two up two down with two stepped additions – a local classic design with the bathroom […]

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Techie stuff WooCommerce

How to delete WooCommerce products using SKU list!

How to delete products from WooCommerce in WordPress using a list of SKUs – SQL backend solution for any number of products.

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Techie stuff WooCommerce

WooCommerce: Custom “Out of Stock” Text

I’ve used a short snippet of PHP code within my child theme in WordPress to change the text displayed (in the several places it does) when a product is out of stock – to something else. On our eCommerce shop, we wanted it to simply say “Sold Out” as we sell magazines, and once the […]

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Techie stuff

Remove WordPress Admin bar for non admins!

If you’ve got a WordPress website and allow people to sign-up (that includes WooCommerce enabled eCommerce shops), then you probably don’t want them seeing that black admin bar along the top of the browser page – it just doesn’t look right for shoppers/visitors really, and I believe it should only appear for site admins. There’s […]

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Creative

A Short Film We Made

Back in the dawn of time – or 2015, me and a couple of mates made a short film for a BFI short film challenge. We had 48 hours to write, film, and edit a film, based on a title, a prop, and a line of dialogue they gave us. We came up with a […]