New Blog, Again!

I think this is the second or third time I’ve brought my blog back to life after getting bored or letting the domain expire, so we’ll see if I keep going this time!

At the moment I don’t know where my old blogs backup is so I may be starting from scratch!

Not a lot else to say at the moment, so that’ll do.


I’ve been back a week or so now, but few weeks ago me and two mates went on a Club 18-30s holiday to Bulgaria.

It was really good! From the first day we decided we wanted to go back already! Everything was really cheap (50p for a pint of beer!!) and the weather was amazing! Met some great people who we had a good laugh with and just generally really enjoyed it!

Drunk a fair amount so been having a few weeks off drinking since I’ve been back!

I would recommend it as a great place to go!

Dempsey in Bulgaria
Dempsey in Bulgaria

WPMU DEV Premium

As I’ve mentioned a few times lately I’m finally starting to use WordPress MU to group together similar websites that are all running WordPress, to make the administration a lot easier for me.

To make my job even easier, I am planning on using some Plugins from a WPMU Dev Premium account.

They now have 100 custom made plugins, especially for WPMU!

The one I am most looking forward to using is the Domain Mapping Plugin, which will be absolutely perfect for what I’m planning on using WPMU for!

If you use or are planning to use WPMU, you’ve got to join WPMU Dev Premium!!

Snow Leopard == Good So Far

My copy of Snow Leopard arrived today so I installed it straight away and I instantly got 13GB of space back!

Not used it much yet to see if I can notice much difference, but I recently upgraded the RAM from 1GB to 4GB so should be a nice snappy system now!

Haven’t tested many of my apps yet, but the few I have seem to work fine.

Dempsfest 2009

It’s that time of year again and I’m another year older!

What better way to celebrate than having a big party with friends!  Dempsfest!!!

We had a bouncy castle again, and plenty of black rat!  Was a bit of mess to clean up the next day, but was worth it!!

Got to bed about 5am in the end, so still a bit knackered now!!

Setting Targets

I’ve decided to set myself some targets with some of my sites for the next few months to try and get a few things done.  I wonder how many I’ll actually complete?

I’ve got a bit of work to do, but I think I’ll do it!

The Jar of Life

I saw this and just really liked it so thought I’d share…

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.”

The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—your family, your health, your children, your job, your friends, your favorite passions—things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.  The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else—the small stuff.”

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.  ”The same goes for life.  If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.  Play with your children.  Take time to get medical checkups.  Take your partner out to dinner.  Play another 18.  There will always be time to clean the house, and fix the disposal.  Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented.  The professor smiled and replied, “I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of beers with friends.”