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Just got my second jab, so I'm now fully vaccinated. I can no longer get aids which is nice. Might have been better to be protected against covid though.

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Well if we're making a few changes to the home page, it makes sense to have something about Leicester City front and center. It's still crazy for me to think that it's actually a reality that Leicester are the Premier League Champions. I don't think the city is going to forget this 2015/16 season which has seen the impossible become a reality. Surely none of the minnow teams can compete with the big clubs. Well, guess again!

So, what's next? If winning the Premier League was an impossibility, dare we dream about Europe next year? Maybe that's pushing it too far, but I really hope the players have fun in Europe. Just being in the competition is an achievement, so take the time to enjoy it. One thing's for sure, all the players deserve to enjoy it after this phenominal season.

“The Countdown”


But what are we counting down? Is this the end of the world? The end of the website? Or something completely different? Only time will tell. Quite a lot of time right now as this is a pretty long timer as far as timers go. We're in not rush though. Particularly if this is the end of something.


EastBayRag is pretty much a playground where I go to undertake little projects. A distraction from the general grind of daily life, scripting in PHP and manipulating data in a MySQL database offers me something to focus on that takes all of my attention. It also gives me a great sense of satisfaction when I create something and it works. In this world of self esteem, I have to say that I never cease to amaze myself.

The Webiste actually started as a small project to create something that I could control that would enable me to share photos with the family and allow them to easily view and download files (without having to order prints). After many late nights and beers it has blossomed into a whole lot more. The photos are now geotagged and displayed on Google maps and there's lots of things to explore.

Initially I thought it would be a good idea to include some sort of blog section within the site. That then grew into the thought that I could host blogs for other people so I drafted my buddy "Mr O" from the UK to add content to the blog sites. Next came the idea of allowing other people to interact so the fun stuff section was born with things like a graffiti wall, quiz, caption competition and much more including breaking new ground to figure out how to use javascript to get stuff to move about the screen and do things. All of this serves no purpose what-so-ever, but sometimes you just gotta do things because ....

The links on the side will allow you to explore the site. There's a site map if you get lost which can be accessed from the bottom of any page. So where does it all end? What's the ultimate end game? Well, never let it be said that I'm anything but transparent - if you're interested, take a look at the EastBayRag (EBR) Business Plan.


Technology for technology's sake

Solutions looking for problems

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