By Tom Fotherby on August 1, 2009
Bitvolution is a company I set up to provide freelance web development and consultancy. I have got the website up and running: Let’s see how it goes…
By Tom Fotherby on July 8, 2009
The three peaks challenge involves walking 25 miles while climbing 2940m and driving 466 miles in 24 hours. The 3 peaks are the tallest in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scarfell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon). We did it as a group of 10 including a very kind driver who didn’t walk. My legs have never been […]
By Tom Fotherby on May 27, 2009
PeoplePerHour.com (and 1s of my head) were on the six o’clock news last night: Unfortunately, the traffic spike generated from the mention on TV and the associated BBC web page brought our server down – so I’m feeling pretty bad about my abilities as a web developer at the moment 🙁 Hopefully, I’ll be ready […]
By Tom Fotherby on May 26, 2009
I’m doing a walk next month with some friends – we want to go up and down the 3 highest mountains in the UK within 24 hours – a serious challenge for someone who’s primary exercise for the last 5 years has been computer programming! We’re trying to raise £1000 for cancer research in the […]
By Tom Fotherby on May 10, 2009
We get attacked by ants every year but this year we have an extra problem because ants seem to like cat food. Kix put the cat bowl into another bowl and half filled the outer bowl with a moat of water so ants can’t get to it. Anyone know a better solution?
By Tom Fotherby on April 1, 2009
The best April Fools jokes are the subtle ones right? We have pretended to add a dating service to our website. Check it out at peopleperhour.com. We’ve added cheesy dating profiles and fake FAQs such as the following: Will the dating site affect my rating on PPH? No you will have a separate score on […]
By Tom Fotherby on March 25, 2009
Check out Feverous Tea:
By Tom Fotherby on January 11, 2009
Kix made a cushion from material left over from the curtains. I never realised how complex sewing machines are until now.
By Tom Fotherby on November 11, 2008
I have a new job. I’m going to be working at a small startup developing a recruitment website called www.peopleperhour.com. I’m very excited! It certainly ticks the boxes in terms of things I wanted from my next job: Must have: At the bare minimum, at least 50% of my time should be spent coding. Yes, […]
By Tom Fotherby on November 2, 2008
The bad news is that we’ve got a cat. The good news is that it’s a geek like us. She’s called Cypher (“Cypher Tarball Fotherby” in full) and cost £50 from a RSPCA rescue home. She’s already spayed and chipped but we need to get her some injections before she can go outside.
By Tom Fotherby on October 10, 2008
You wouldn’t believe what they have as a optional extra at the Universal Studios theme park in Los Angeles… An unlimited food pass for THE WHOLE DAY. All the pie people (like me) walk around with bright pink arm bands that allow you, at any time in the day as often as you like, to […]
By Tom Fotherby on October 9, 2008
We saw a lot of wildlife while in the US, it was one of the best things about our trip. Often the animals we saw were in their natural environment and protected from humans by the rules of the National Parks. These were our top five wildlife encounters: A Bob Cat in Yosemite Sea Lions […]
By Tom Fotherby on September 20, 2008
I had a small scrape against a stealthed rock which I assumed the car hire company wouldn’t be too impressed with: They actually were very understanding and just told me “don’t worry about it” – I therefore rate Alamo very highly and will hire from them again if I get the chance. The funny thing […]
By Tom Fotherby on August 14, 2008
James, David, and I did an exhilarating swim from Man O’ War beach to Durdle Door beach through the archway. Knackered after the 20 min swim
By Tom Fotherby on July 14, 2008
I have completed one of my life’s ambitions. I have had a hamburger in Hamburg! It was a Murder King Whopper in Hamburg HBF train station. I swear it tasted nicer than any other burger I’ve had.