David Artiss

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Work, life and moans all rolled into a neat package.

Guess the film from the review

Try and guess which film this is a review of (I’ve edited it to remove anything that may give away the answer)…

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WAN-IFRA – Heading back to Lisbon!

WAN-IFRA is an organisation of newspapers and news agencies from around the globe. Each year they have a big gathering – for 2018, this was in Lisbon, Portugal.

WordPress.com VIP were a gold sponsor for the event, including sponsorship of the WAN-IFRA phone app, so I returned, for a second time this year, to Lisbon. This time with shirts.

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What’s in my bag? 2018 edition

Last year, I revealed, after just a few months working and travelling for Automattic, what I carried with me in my backpack. A year on, and many more trips, and that content has changed.

The theme for this year is “brown leather”.

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WordCamp London, Take 2 – The Diary

It’s been a year since I went to my first ever WordCamp – WordCamp London. And now I’m back for a second attempt.

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How to make a Lego Minifigure display cabinet

If you have a number of Lego Minifigs then displaying them is something you may consider. However, official products can be expensive, and will often not hold many.

So, I set out creating my own on a relatively shoe-string budget. How does £20 for displaying 66 figures sound?

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And the wrist is history

Sorry, that title is a bad pun. But I needed to make light of something that, otherwise, isn't particularly funny. For a few months now I've started to lose feeling in one of my fingers and generally, strength in my left arm. Here's the story of what happened and what I'm doing about it…

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Talking Support: Names are Important

Working for the WordPress.com VIP team, I deal with a lot of high-profile clients and, although I've been working there for over a year now, my experience of technical support goes back over 25 years. So, I thought it was time to share some of my knowledge. And, you know, little of this is mind-blowing stuff.

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Age and Video Games

I'm 46 and like to play video games – specifically on the PlayStation 4. But age can play a curious role in self-policing when playing online.

Let me explain…

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Beeping Drivers

Rule 112

The horn.
Use only while your vehicle is moving and you need to warn other road users of your presence. Never sound your horn aggressively.

The Highway Code

Sadly, most drivers use the horn for the one thing that this specifically says it should't be used for (i.e. to express aggression). As a result, when it's used properly most people now assume otherwise. And this was brought home to me last year.

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