Clancy Childs (because it would be a bit odd if I didn't have a website)

Clancy Childs
Site downgrade and New Year 2012

I just moved my site and domains away from Go Daddy after their support of the SOPA bill which would destroy the Internet as we know it. In the process, I didn’t bother to back up everything about the old site, so I’m currently stuck with the default WordPress template. Maybe someday I will find […]

The 2011 Stockholm Marathon

One of my goals for 2011 was to run a marathon. On May 28th, 2011, I successfully finished the Stockholm Marathon. I started my training when I got back from our honeymoon in February and trained at least three days a week since. My training programme was based on heart rate and mixed up long […]

New Look Blog and a February Update

I have spent the past weekend moving my old (infrequently updated) blog from Blogger to WordPress. Blogger sent me an email saying I was one of a handful of users that used blogger to publish to another site via FTP and that they were going to discontinue FTP support. This makes sense to me, but […]

Tracking YouTube Embedded Player Plays with Google Analytics

Ran into this problem while working on a project at work. Couldn’t find this answer anywhere, so I thought I would post it. Add the YouTube embedded player code to your page as usual, but add the highlighted parameters: <object width=”425″ height=”344″> <param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/ZAOx_HuV3TU&hl=en &fs=1&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd61″></param> <param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param> <param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param> <embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/ZAOx_HuV3TU&hl=en &fs=1&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6&enablejsapi=1” […]

Summer 2009

Again, it has been some time since I last posted any update. Have been abusing Twitter on a pretty regular basis. It has been an interesting few months. In my ongoing over-usage of my private health cover, I had something called a Glomus tumor removed from inside my middle finger. Totally a benign little thing […]

The Onset of Winter 2008-2009

So it has been about 4 months since my last post, but I have a little downtime on a particularly dark and rainy Sunday so I figured I would procrastinate from real work and post a brief update about what I have been up to.I have been very busy at work, but still very engaged […]

The Start of Summer 2008

So I admit that I am not very good at keeping my blog up-to-date. However, this is probably because I am not a blogger and actually DO have other things to do than post nonsense on the Internet. Since my last post in November (7 months ago) I have been really busy with the “new” […]

The Nokia E61 is the WORST Phone Ever Made

I am posting this with the hope that it will stop anyone who is contemplating purchasing the Nokia E61 “smart” phone. I have been subjected to using the E61 for the past two months and I have to note that I have never used such a poorly designed piece of consumer electronics garbage in my […]

Programs to Help Travellers Leave Much to be Desired

A few services now exist in different countries to give frequent travellers an easier time getting through security and customs. However, the execution of these services still leaves a lot to be desired. I have recently attempted to join some of these programs and have experienced several problems which I am sharing here. INSPASSOne of […]

Google Alerts Found My Obituary?

So, I get a Google Alerts email once a week for any occurrences of my name that show up on the Internet. Imagine my surprise when it alerted me to an obituary with my name on it. Spooky pre-Halloween surprise?After thinking about it, I am sad that I missed out on the chance to meet […]