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Mazda 3 – 3 years later

Well, okay, not quite – it’s been 2.5 years. I got my Mazda 3 back in 2017, the latest model of the car.

It promised a lot and, next summer, it will going back to the dealership for the last time – either to be replaced or part-exchanged so that I can go elsewhere. How have the last (nearly) 3 years gone?

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Why are car manufacturers starting to ignore safety?

I used to love the idea of one day owning a Tesla. But that’s changed. I’m looking at getting a VW Golf next year, but I may not be getting the new Mark 8 model.

Exactly why is due to both manufacturers (and they’re not alone) ignoring safety. Not just ignoring it but actively changing something about the car that was safe to now be otherwise.

What am I talking about? The dashboard. More specifically, removing physical buttons and switches and replacing them with a touch screen.

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Boycotting Amazon? Why it's worth a second thought

My wife isn’t happy with Amazon. If it isn’t for their tax-avoiding tactics, it’s for how they treat their warehouse staff.

So, for a while now, she’s been boycotting them i, specifically because of their treatment of staff.

But, all this assumes the alternatives are better.

  1. well, except for buying books for her Kindle, using Amazon Alexa or watching Prime TV and films…[]
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Opinion WordPress

How not to do menus

Whilst new rules are sorting out many aspects of WordPress development that causes headaches for users (e.g. standardised admin messaging), how plugins (and, in some cases, themes) allocate menus in WP Admin are not currently covered.

As a result, some developers (and it’s note-worthy that most of those that fall into this category are making a living from their plugin work) are happy to push the level of acceptability.

So, in this article I’m going to demonstrate some of the things that developers will do with their menus and compare that to the standard approach taken by the core version of WordPress.

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Life Opinion

Amazon Prime Music Unlimited – a great offer for a fantastic music streaming service

I’ve been using Amazon Prime Music Unlimited for a couple of years now and can genuinely say how rather good it is.

If you’re an Amazon Prime user, you get the more basic Prime Music included. However, for all the music you could wish for you need to pay a little more for the Unlimited version.