If a man speaks in a forest, and his wife's not there, is he still wrong?

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Site vulnerabilities fixed

General NewsApologies for any problems you may have experienced with this site in the past week or so, but I've been attacked by "script kiddies".

A security exploit has been published which affects geeklog (it affects the mcpuk filemanager component of the FCKeditor - more details here) and they've been hammering my site.

I managed to upgrade last night so things should settle down a little now. However, there may be certain elements of the site that still do not work correctly.

Please drop me an email and let me know if you find anything that's broken.
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Perls of wisdom

General NewsWe all have days when words fall out of our mouths and we don't quite say what we mean

How about these gems from Jane:

On why otters are good swimmers:

Because they've got webbed feet, like fish.

When Emily left her princesses' wand on the floor:

Don't leave that there Emily, it will fall off


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Gratuitous Mathematics

General NewsHere's a good one for all you maths fiends...

Map the five values 1..5 to the range 10..50. Easy, huh? (Just in case you're not clear the answer I'm looking for is 10, 20, 30, 40, 50!)

What if the range starts at zero? i.e. map 0..5 to 10..50? Hmmm, a little more tricky but do-able. Answer: 10, 18, 26, 34, 42, 50.

Now, how about mapping the values 0..40 to the range 0..1? Erm...

Actually, it's just a case of finding a generic formula to calculate the new values from the old values.

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Hello from Canada

General NewsHi everyone!
I just finished getting caught up on viewing your website and saving a whole bunch of your pictures to our computer! Nice way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon! I'll be doing some printing and scrapbooking in the not too distant future.
Thinking of you all, hoping all goes well, and looking forward to seeing some of you soon ;)
Suzanne & Paul
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Site updates

General NewsSee the Gallery for pictures from Holly's 1st birthday party.

Also, I've added a link to the Gallery Home page in the section block on the left.
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Family pictures now available

The facility to upload family photos is now available.

There is no longer any need to be logged in to view them, but feel free to sign up now anyway!

Click here to enter the gallery.
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General NewsWelcome to the latest incarnation of robinbowes.com.

There's not much here at the moment (erm, absolutely nothing, actually!) but watch out for family news, photos, etc. etc. in the near (distant?) future.


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