Instagram -> Oregon Bliss

Martina and I currently living in St Petersburg, FL, but we’re not happy here. Florida just isn’t for us. There’s no culture here, no greenery and not much love for vegans, so we have our eyes set on Portland, OR, and have had for quite some time.

And Oregon Bliss on Instagram is just really whetting our appetite for moving there, especially with all the gorgeous spring photos!

Can’t wait to get out of this humid, Mickey Mouse swamp!

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You can’t expect to look like a million bucks

You can’t expect to look like a million bucks, when you eat from the dollar menu.

– Unknown

It’s a shame that market economies have allowed meat and dairy and generally shit food to become the cheapest around, through questionable, immoral and inhumane practices, so that the poorest become the unhealthiest.

Recommended watching: Food, Inc.

There’s a lot to be said for the health and environmental benefits of a more plant-centric diet, even if you don’t go completely vegan. Just try and do it a bit more often.

Making it Easier to Understand Science

If you, like 98% of other students at school, had trouble understanding science and its dry and matter-of-fact teaching resources when you were younger, Tyler DeWitt’s array of YouTube videos are a refreshing take on the basic principles of science. If only every science teacher took his approach…

I fully plan to teach my daughter using his videos if they’re still around when that times comes, or in a similar fashion if not. My drawing skills aren’t quite as good as his though!

WordPress test data

I was recently enticed to come up with a set of test data for WordPress, to exhaustively test new themes. Most data sets didn’t seem to have enough of all the different formats that you can have in WordPress, particularly when it came to post formats.

Luckily, someone beat me to the punch and created wptest.io, which does exactly that, so I’m off the hook.

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When vegetarianism/veganism sounds good, but frightening

Vegetarianism and veganism seem to be seeing an uptick in support, at least from where I’m standing. And the reasons are numerous: from animal cruelty, to environmental concerns and health benefits, there’s many reasons to take up veganism or vegetarianism.

But, taking the plunge can be a bit hard. “So this is the last piece of cheese I’m ever going to eat…?” However, by becoming a weekday vegetarian or vegan still drops your animal product/meat consumption by about 70%, which has massive health, moral and environmental benefits, while still allowing you to eat your vices at the weekend. This video is a great watch if you’ve ever considered vegetarianism/veganism.

Speed demons

While my nephew Max was visiting me from the UK, we had a boys’ day and went to the Tampa Bay Grand Prix which was a lot of fun.

While my nephew was good, he wasn’t quite enough of a match for the champion of the day (me).

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Need a free Google Apps account?

Using this little trick, even though Google Apps no longer officially offers free Google Apps accounts, you can still get a free Google Apps account for a single user. So if you got yourself a personalised domain and you just want to use it with a single email address, then this is perfect.

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Holy potato

What does it mean? I don’t know what this means!

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