The most recent updates are presented first.
- 11th June 2020
- Added links to right hand side of my home page
- Added new games to my Computer Games page
- 14th April 2020
- Domain Change!
- My whole web site (along with my Flight Simulator web site) has been moved from the tooby.demon.co.uk domain to the new
domain tooby.uk, due to Vodaphone withdrawing permission from my web host to use demon domains after June 2020.
- I have replaced the files in my old domain with redirectors, so that anyone visiting the old web site until June 2020
will be redirected to the corresponding page here.
- This took a while...
- 18th July 2019
- A huge number of links from these web pages to my Categorian blog had become broken, due to a domain name change in that blog. These have all
now been fixed (hopefully).
- 4th May 2019
- A major update to the Hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles section of
my Environment and Technology page.
- 14th April 2019
- Update to the Fantasy section of my Books page, a major
revision to my article on Elizabeth Moon's “Paksworld” novels
- 26th October 2018
- Addition to my Recipes page (“Proper Minestrone With Pasta”) and some updates to right-hand
- 18th July 2018
- Addition of new entry in the Cornwall section of my England page.
9th June 2018
- A major update to my Environment and Technology page.
There's a new section on Greening The World's Shipping Fleets, changes to the Introduction and to several other sections - see the contents lists
on that page for details.
- Many links have also been revised/fixed and in several cases changed to show only links less than a year old.
- 19th May 2018
- Addition to my Recipes page.
- 15th May 2018
- Update to section on Solar Roadways on my Environment and Technology page.
- Update to my section on Web Hosting on my Creating A Web Site page.
- 18th February 2018
- Several addititons and updates to my Recipes page - see its contents list for details.
- 28th November 2017
- Updates to the Relationships and Personal Journeys
and French Animation sections
of my Movies / TV page.
- 6th November 2017
- I have updated my new page Brian's Guide to Solving Difficult Sudoku,
which can be reached from my Puzzles & Brain Teasers page. The update is a
new example following "Advanced Elimination Strategies".
- 30th October 2017
- Updates to my Wine page.
21st September 2017
Addition of a new section on Portugal to my Some Places To Enjoy Life... pages.
- 16th September 2017
- Update to the Wartime Drama section of my Movies / TV page.
- 31st July 2017
- New link 15 Health Benefits of Wine, According to Science (+6 Delicious Recipes)
added to my Wine page.
- 12th June 2017
- Update to the first section of my Books page (Fiction for Young People, Enjoyed by All Ages).
- 3rd June 2017
- I have updated my new page Brian's Guide to Solving Difficult Sudoku,
which can be reached from my Puzzles & Brain Teasers page. The updates are in sections
E3 to E5 and X1, X2, as well as an update to "Advanced Elimination Strategies".
- 17th May 2017
- Addition of a new section The Renewable Energy Revolution to my Environment & Technology page
- 29th April 2017
- Update to my Home page.
- Update to my Wine page.
- 4th March 2017
I have added a new section Brian's Guide to Solving Difficult Sudoku,
which can be reached from my Puzzles & Brain Teasers page.
- 13th January 2017
- Update to my Donald Trump / Brexit post: addition of video of Meryl Streep's
Golden Globes speech, addition of note on California to the environmental damage section.
5th January 2017
- A major update to my Environment & Technology page.
20th December 2016
- Addition of a new section South of France to my Some Places To Enjoy Life... pages.
11th December 2016
- Major addition to my blog page, to do with Donald Trump and Brexit.
- 24th October 2016
- Major overhaul of many of the hundreds of links on my Movies / TV page.
- 2nd July 2016
- New addition to the Pasta & Risottos section of my Recipes page.
- 16th March 2016
- Major update to my Florida Map, with many links fixed and photos added to place icons, and an update to
my Florida page.
- 9th January 2016
- New addition to the Fantasy section of my Books page, and updates to the sections
on Terry Pratchett following his sad death last year.
- 6th January 2016
- Updates to the Recycling and Nuclear Fusion sections on my Environment and Technology page.
- 3rd December 2015
- New section Memory Card and Setup Functions, and an addition
to the section Controlling Exposure (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO),
in my new guide, Notes on the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 II,
which is found in the Photography section.
- 29th November 2015
- New addition to my Recipes page.
- 22nd November 2015
- Correction to the White Balance section of my new guide, Notes on the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 II,
which is found in the Photography section.
- 18th November 2015
- Update to my section on web hosting on my Creating A Web Site page.
- 15th November 2015
- I have added a major new guide, Notes on the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 II,
to my Photography section.
- 17th October 2015
- Another addition to my section on blogging on my Creating A Web Site page.
- 20th August 2015
- New addition to my section on blogging on my Creating A Web Site page.
- 6th August 2015
- A fairly major overhaul of my Wine Page.
- 3rd August 2015
- Further update to the section on LED Lighting on my Environment and Technology page.
- 31st July 2015
- The main change is the removal of all Google ads and scripts from these pages. This is because of new
EU privacy regulations, which mean that I would have to warn visitors about cookies and so forth. Since
such messages don't fit in with the flavour of this site, and the revenue from such ads was tiny
anyway (this site isn't intended to be commercial), I have decided to take out the problem
at source, so to speak.
- There have also been a number of small changes to various pages, mostly removing out-of-date material and links.
- 18th July 2015
- Update to several sections of my Environment and Technology page, including a new
section on LED Lighting
- 9th June 2015
- Addition of Green Roofs and Recycling of empty ink and toner cartridges to my Environment and Technology page
- 26th April 2015
- I don't normally indicate problem fixes here, but recently all the many "foreign" (to the USA) symbols on my web site, such as £ or é,
have started looking like this: £ or é. If you don't see black diamonds with question marks here, or some other funny symbol, then you don't have the problem, so you
need read no further!
- I researched the dreaded "black diamond" problem but none of the issues related to my site. Infuriatingly, the local copy of my web site
appears normal, the mirror image of it on the web server didn't. It also didn't depend on the browser, or even on the computer that
- Anyway, short version: problem fixed (I hope). I had to replace every such symbol by the HTML code for that symbol. There was
probably an easier way!
- 22nd April 2015
- New section on blogging added to my Creating A Web Site page.
- 26th February 2015
- New addition to the Science Fiction section of my Movies / TV page.
- 9th December 2014
- Various updates to the Pay it Forward section of the The Bright Side page, including some important broken link fixes.
- 6th December 2014
- A few updates to information about Low Energy Lighting in my Environment and Technology page.
- 29th November 2014
- Added People Against Litter to my Environment and Technology page, in the
section Environmental activities that you can participate in.
- 26th August 2014
- New addition to my Recipes page.
- 19th August 2014
- Addition of section on Solar Roadways to my Environment and Technology page.
- Also a major update to the Hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles section of this page, and some
other good news added to the Intro.
- 4th July 2014
- Added a new Desserts section to my Recipes page.
- 29th January 2014
- New section, The Scandinavian Invasion, added to my Movies / TV page.
- 28th January 2014
- A number of updates to my Some Places To Enjoy Life... pages in order to remove links to my KodakGallery albums, which no longer exist. Many
of them are replaced by my Categorian photoblogs, which provide information and links as well as pictures, but (luckily for you) do
not have family mugshots!
- 27th December 2013
- A really excellent white wine (Gavi di Gavi) added to my Wine Page
- 14th November 2013
- For some time my Photo Albums page has had all its links broken, since the Kodak Gallery UK
site closed. Many of the albums are now Categorian photoblogs, and the page has been fixed to reflect that.
- I have also fixed
links on my Photos "Best of the Web" page, which used to point to my deleted
StumbleUpon blog and now point to my Categorian blog.
- 17th July 2013
- New section (Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Coast) added to my Italy page
- 10th July 2013
- Added a new BBQ section to my Recipes page, as well as adding local links
in the right-hand column of that page.
- 29th May 2013
- New main course salad added to my Recipes page.
- 19th October 2013
- 2nd April 2013
- Update to Brian's Blog.
- 28th March, 20th March 2013
- Gradually adding a few meal photos to my Recipes page.
- 22nd March 2013
- Major update to Environment and Technology, mostly fixing outdated information and
outdated or broken links.
- 26th February 2013
- New section on the Kindle Fire HD added to my Computer Information page.
- 13th February, 10th January 2013, 24th December 2012
- Beginning a series of site updates (which will take a while!), starting with several updates to the White and Rosé/Sparkling sections of my Wine Page.
- 3rd May 2012
- Updates to my Computer Information page.
- 12th February 2012
- A new soup recipe added to my Recipes page.
- 27th January 2012
- Several updates to my Computer Games page.
- 10th January 2012
- Several pages were not displaying correctly using the Chrome browser. Images with a small amount
of text alongside have a "break" in HTML to skip the text so that it follows the image. The Chrome browser was ignoring
these breaks if they occurred within the enclosing HTML construct, so I moved them!
- 7th January 2012
- Addition of a new section on eBooks and the Kindle to the Books page
- 26th November 2011
- Update to my Movies / TV page (see its contents list).
- 10th October 2011
- A major change to this site (mostly invisible to you, until you click something) has become necessary because my StumbleUpon blog will be effectively trashed by StumbleUpon (they are removing all
images, hyper-links, colours and formatting from their subscribers' blogs on October 24th, in order to become a pure thumbs-up site - don't ask!)
- As a result I have just completed copying my StumbleUpon blog lock, stock and barrel (almost) to my new Categorian Blog.
- As a result, many pages here need updating to change their StumbleUpon links and references. So far I have done this for all of the
Some Places To Enjoy Life... pages, the The Bright Side page, my Photo Albums page,
the Movies / TV page,
the Books page, the Recipes page,
my Photoshop Beginner's Guide,
and the page called Brian's Blog.
- I am very pleased with my new blog, by the way - I hope that you will be too.
- 8th August 2011
- A small "facelift" to the Recipes page.
- 7th August 2011
- A major update to my Italy page in the Places To Enjoy Life section.
- 8th July 2011
- Another update to my Movies / TV page.
- 6th July 2011
- Update to the Computer Games page in Mind Stretchers.
- 17th June 2011
- Updates to the white wines section of my Wine Page.
- 17th May 2011
- A second major update to my Movies / TV page. It has doubled in size since the previous
update, with many new sections and updates to existing sections.
- 3rd May 2011
- Update to the Mind Stretchers and Science Fiction sections of my Books page.
- 2nd May 2011
- Addition of new entry in the Lake District section of my England page.
- 14th April 2011
- Addition of new sections on French movies and Movie Technology to my Movies / TV page.
- 11th April 2011
- A major revamp and update to my Books and Movies / TV pages. The
appearance and structure of these pages have been greatly improved (IMO) and there have been significant updates to the content also.
- 16th February 2011
- Several additions to the Recipes page.
- 8th February 2011
- Update to the Transition Towns section of my Environment & Technology page.
- 9th December 2010
- Updates to my Computer Help pages
(the sub-pages General Information
and Creating A Web Site, mostly to do with Windows 7.
- If you are a W7 user, or thinking of becoming one, you may be interested, particularly if you are currently using
- 11th November 2010
- New section Nature by Numbers added to the Did You Know... page.
- 3rd November 2010
- Update to the Photoshop Beginner's Guide (section on
Selections and Masks).
- 1st November 2010
- Update to the Recipes page.
- 25 September 2010
- A new post on my blog page, The Age of Reason?, about science,
religion and humanism.
- 20 September 2010
- Update to the Puzzles & Brain Teasers page.
- 31 August 2010
- Several updates and additions to Environment and Technology.
- 23 August 2010
- Several updates and link fixes to The Bright Side.
- 21 August 2010
- Several updates to the Recipes page.
- 8th May 2010
- Updates to the Wine Page.
- Photographic locations fixed
on the maps that are linked from my Places To Enjoy Life pages.
If you click the camera symbols on these maps, you see the photograph taken at that location
(they recently disappeared due to a a mistake on my part).
- 6th March 2010
- Several updates to my Environment and Technology page,
including new articles on Peak Oil and
Transition Towns, and a must-see video.
- 26th February 2010
- A number of updates to each page in my Photos section.
- 15th February 2010
- Updates to various sections of the Photoshop Beginner's Guide:
- 13th February 2010
- Update to the HDR section of the Photoshop Beginner's Guide.
- 12th February 2010
- First publication of the Photoshop Beginner's Guide,
a major new part of this site.
- 17th October 2009
- Two more red wines added to the Wine Page. Cheers!
- 9th October 2009
- My blog page has just opened.
- 14th September 2009
- A new recipe (Sue's Vegetarian Pasta Bake) added to the Family Recipes page.
- 10th September 2009
- Addition of a new section on hybrid and plug-in electric cars to the Environment and Technology page, plus some other
minor updates to this page.
- 26th August 2009
- Major update to the Environment and Technology page. The page has
been significantly restructured and extended.
- 23rd July 2009
- Update to my Italy page following our return visit to Cannero this year.
- The various maps associated with the Places To Enjoy Life pages have also been updated, with the index of icons rearranged into
north to south order and a few more places added. These maps are reached from the links at the
top-right-hand corner of each sub-page.
- 12th May 2009
- Until today, users of the excellent Firefox browser may have noticed some missing pictures
on my England page. This was due to some incorrect HTML syntax
on my page that IE happily accepts - anyway, it's now fixed.
- 9th May 2009
- Updates to England and Florida pages.
- 18th April 2009
- Restructuring of the Environment and Technology page, so that
the information appears in a more logical order.
- 30th March 2009
- Two updates to the Environment and Technology page: addition of
new section Advances in wind turbine technology, and update
to Cutting emissions of greenhouse gases.
- 19th March 2009
- Revisions and additions to the Wine Page.
- 13th March 2009
- The first half of the home page has been re-written!
- 11th March 2009
- A major update to The Bright Side.
- 19th February 2009
- Firefox users will now see a clearer representation of "squared numbers" in
The Amazing Mandelbrot Set.
- Another update to the Environment and Technology page.
- 15th February 2009
- A major update to The Bright Side, and several updates to the Environment and Technology page.
- Also, Firefox users should no longer have problems exploring the "full screen" sub-pages of
the Did You Know... page.
- 14th January 2009
- The main change is to the font used on this web site. In response to some helpful comments,
I have changed it from Comic Sans MS to Trebuchet MS (for PC users) or Helvetica (for Mac users if they don't have Trebuchet MS). I hope you like the new appearance - feedback welcome!
- I have also fixed a few broken links, here and there, and I have also corrected some formatting problems with the Firefox browser. Please
let me know if there are any other problems you would like fixed - thanks!
- 16th December 2008
- Several updates to (and re-formatting of) the Environment and Technology page.
- 25th November 2008
- Several updates to the Environment and Technology and Books pages,
and some minor updates to the Family Recipes page.
- 2nd October 2008
- Several updates to the Some Places To Enjoy Life... home page, and addition of
a section on the Lake District to the England page.
- 22nd September 2008
- Pictures of holiday in the English Lake District added to the Photo Albums page.
- 18th September 2008
- Update to the Computer Trouble-Shooting page.
- 2nd September 2008
- Updates to the Florida and England
- A further update to the Florida page is in progress.
- 23rd August 2008
- Several updates to the Environment and Technology page.
- Additions to the Photo Albums page.
- None of the photo albums (see thumbnails on various pages) now require you to have an
account at KodakGallery. Just click, wait for KodakGallery to crank up, and view!
- 29th July 2008
- Many updates to the Environment and Technology page.
- 28th and 25th July 2008
- There have been several additions to Recipes and to the Wines page,
and, as always, many
ongoing additions to my StumbleUpon blog.
- 17th June 2008
- Several new entries on the Computer Trouble-Shooting page.
- 28th April 2008
- Several updates to Recipes.
- If you have visited this site fairly recently, you may need to press the Refresh button
on your browser (or the F5 key) in order to see the latest updates.
- Sometimes if there are caches or proxies between you and the web site, you need a Full Refresh
which can be done by pressing Ctrl + F5 keys together (if using the Internet Explorer browser). This makes sure you are getting the latest from
the web site, not from the cache or proxy server.
- If you are using the Firefox browser, refresh options are described
- 16th January 2008
- Update to the Movies / TV page (family / animation section).
- 14th December 2007
- New recipe (Leftover-Lamb Risotto) added to the Recipes page.
- Some links updated on the Environment and Technology and Movies / TV pages.
- 4th November 2007
- Several updates to the Movies / TV page.
- 29th October 2007
- My blog page is partly open. At present, what it mainly does is to link
you off to my StumbleUpon blog. At some later date the page will open properly.
- There have also been more updates to the Photos "Best of the Web" page.
- 22nd October 2007
- There have been updates to both sub-pages of the Photos page,
and a new photo album added at the end of the Corsica page.
- 9th September 2007
- The main change is a big update to the Puzzles & Brain Teasers sub-page in Mind Stretchers.
- 30th August 2007
- The main change is that the Photos page now has two sub-pages, one providing thumbnail links to professional-quality
work by other people, the other providing thumbnail links (as before) to our public
- 18th August 2007
- The section Computer Help has now opened.
- It will probably be updated several more times in the next few weeks.
- 11th August 2007
- A new page for Corsica has opened in Some Places To Enjoy Life...
- There have been some more additions to the Wines page, and lots of minor changes all around the place.
- 26th July 2007
- A few more recipes have been added to the Recipes page.
- People interested in Flight Simulator topics may like to
know that I have completely overhauled the Pilot's Assistant Directory. For further details,
- 15th July 2007
- An update to the Wines page.
- 8th July 2007
- People interested in Flight Simulator topics may like to
know that I have updated the Pilot's Assistant Toolset. For further details,
and to download the toolset, go here.
- In the last week or so there
have also been small updates and additions to The Bright Side and Environment and Technology pages.
- 28th June 2007
- Quite a few updates to the Environment & Technology Page.
- Remaining known problems for people using the Firefox browser
should now be fixed (some images were not loading - I had some back-slash characters in
image path names instead of forward-slash characters - sorry!).
- 18th June 2007
- Map has been added to the Italy
section of Some Places To Enjoy Life (see link at top right of page).
- Most formatting and all "return to top" problems for people using the Firefox browser should now be resolved.
These changes may slightly affect the way some parts of the web pages appear when using the
Internet Explorer web browser.
- 12th June 2007
- Maps have been added to the Florida
and England sections of Some Places To Enjoy Life
(see link at top right of each page). The annotations on these maps will be extended
as time goes on. A map will also be added soon to the Italy page.
- In the last week or so there
have also been small updates and additions to The Bright Side, Environment and Technology and
Movies / TV pages.
- New radio links added to Home page.
All links to online radio stations now open in a new window.
- 23rd May 2007
- Small updates to several pages, including Florida (see below).
- 21st May 2007
- New subsection on Florida has opened in the Some Places to Enjoy Life page.
- 13th May 2007
- Additions to Good News section of The Bright Side page,
addition to Relationships and Personal Journeys
section of the Movies/TV Page.
- 30th April 2007
- Quite a few updates to the Movies / TV page (more to come).
- 22nd April 2007
- Quite a few updates to the Books page (more to come).
- 13th April 2007
- New subsection on Computer Games has opened in the Mind Stretchers page.
- 12th April 2007
- Revision to the last part of the Learn to Fly page.
- New subsection on England has opened in the Some Places to Enjoy Life page.
- New album added to Photos page.
- Addition of new page: The Bright Side.
- Addition of recycling link to right hand panel of the Environment & Technology page.
- 29th March 2007
- Some additions to the Books page, and minor changes all round the place.
- 27th March 2007
- Addition of new recipes in Recipes page.
- Addition of new articles in the Did You Know subsection of the Mind Stretchers page.
- 20th March 2007
- Corsica photos added to Photos page, update to Italy section in
Some Places to Enjoy Life page.
- 19th March 2007
- New page With Some Good Wine opened.
- Subsection on Italy has opened in the new Some Places to Enjoy Life page.
- Some keen people might have spotted the deliberate error inserted into the solution given at the
end of the Logic Puzzles page. This has now been fixed.
- New recipe (Rocket Soup) and quantity/temperature converter added to Home Cooking.
- 14th March 2007
- More albums added to the Photos page, and some updates to the Environment and Technology page.
- 10th March 2007
- As will be obvious, I have experimentally added Google Search facilities and (hopefully useful)
GoogleAds to this site.
- So far I am quite impressed with the Google's AdSense technology, which
should give you a selection of (mostly) relevant ads on each page. This selection
should vary, so that if you return to a page you won't always get the same ads (at least, that's the idea!).
- There is also a new IE7 tip at the end of the Home page.
- 8th March 2007
- Photos page is now open. More albums will be added in due course. More will be added to
Books and Movies pages on an on-going basis.
- 7th March 2007
- New recipe added to Home Cooking, new link added to Books, both contributed by Carol Wickwire - thanks!
- 5th March 2007
- Site goes public for first time - expect lots more changes in the next few weeks!
- 1st March 2007
- Early construction! Pretty much everything is changing right now. The green links to the
left have content.