Know The Knowledge (Ed Sansbury)


29 Sep 2011, 4:02 AM
Having been asked many questions about my booking accommodation site, I decided to create my own YouTube channel explaining how to advertise accommodation. I enjoyed recording the videos in the early hours, which seemed to be the only quiet time. Here is an example video explaining how to search for accommodation.

Booking Accommodation

29 Mar 2010, 1:29 PM
I have a new accommodation booking Web site up and running which lists hotels, apartments, B&Bs etc. throughout the world. Pictures of the accommodation are available along with contact details. I charge £1 per year for a listing and plan to use a majority of any money raised to advertise and improve the site. Users of my hotel booking system will have the added benefit of a calendar on their listing. The calendar will display which rooms are available along with their price. A similar calendar could also be displayed live on your own Web site. If you would like to list your accommodation please get in touch. I would be very grateful for your support, and for any suggestions.

Big Brother

4 Jan 2010, 9:33 PM
Well I have been modifying a program for Computer Solutions Cymru overnight, and around 1am switched Big Brother on. Vinnie Jones was awake, obviously deep in thought about something. Shortly after Stephen Baldwin and Stephanie Beacham awoke. Since then I have enjoyed every minute of the show for once. No major arguments, swearing or fighting as was the trend in previous years - just intelligent conversation. If only this standard of housemates were chosen in the past, no doubt the show would not have declined in popularity.

Act! Premium For Web

10 Dec 2009, 10:56 AM
Today I completed setting up a Web server for a local company in order to host Act! Premium For Web. This involved setting up my very first SSL certificate (outside of testing). Staff can now securely log in from outside the office, and this makes them more productive.

X Factor

5 Oct 2009, 3:46 PM
There appear to be 3 contestants in this year's X Factor. Stacey Soloman was the first person to impress me, but then Lucie Jones seemed to go one better. Jamie Archer took the show on Saturday with this magical performance. I look forward to the rest of the competition as I could happily see any of these 3 win.


24 Jun 2009, 6:06 PM
I am currently in the process of learning Microsoft Silverlight, which I hope will improve the user interfaces I can create for Web sites/applications. As a test I have encoded a video of my friends which can be seen here. I am sure they will not be amused :)

Network Cables

15 Oct 2008, 1:52 AM
Today I made my first Cat 5E network cable which was kind of fun. I never had an RJ45 crimp tool before, and this is used to attach the plastic piece to the end of the cable. My first attempt did not go well as I let go of the cable after getting it ready to be crimped, but the next time it just seemed to click. Before now, I could only wire up the network wall sockets, so now I can make custom length network cables too. Here are some instructions, just in case anyone is interested: 1 2. No doubt every network cable in the house will be the perfect length soon :)

I'd Do Anything

14 Apr 2008, 3:32 PM
I thought Jessie was fantastic on BBC's "I'd do anything" last weekend. There is so much talent in that show, it makes other similar shows look ridiculous. If you did not catch it, Jessie singing One Night Only is a must. Even my friends with the worst allergy to talent should appreciate this one. I would like to remind the audience that clapping is supposed to happen after the performance. That way you can hear the song better.

The 4400

7 Jan 2008, 9:16 PM
If I feel that a TV series is particularly good then I will recommend it here. One such series is The 4400. The 4400 is about 4400 people who go missing over a period of 50 years, and what happens to them when they are suddenly returned. Each of the 4400 have been given an ability, some helpful, others frightening. Most people seem to enjoy the pilot episode which is brilliant. Additionally, look out for the second episode about a guy given enhanced reflexes and strength. The episode I found was reminiscent of Death Wish, which got me further addicted to this excellent series.

Happy New Year!

7 Jan 2008, 9:16 PM
I wish a Happy New Year to anyone visiting my site. I am currently trying to give the site a more tidy look which can be seen here. Hopefully I can post a few half useful entries in the Web log this year instead of ranting on about everything, as I suspect I am going to get called Mr. Meldrew before long :) I hope that my Lotto Checker program has been useful to someone, and would be especially pleased if its being used by any office syndicates. Those whom have not tried Lotto Checker can download it free from the Portfolio section.


20 Jul 2007, 12:56 AM
Why do people just drop litter everywhere and expect everyone else to pick it up? Do you want to live in a rubbish dump? Perhaps it would be a good idea to pick the odd piece of litter up and place it in the bin, especially if young people are watching. Why do people fear being different? Are you scared what other people will think of you?


20 Jul 2007, 12:40 AM
Why do people feel the need to swear for every other word? It just makes you look incredibly dumb, and sets a bad example to young people. If you have nothing better to say, then say nothing. One of my favourite actors, Charles Bronson never swears in his films (despite the high body counts in some of them). Why do many more modern films feel the need for it?

Train Trials

20 Jul 2007, 12:18 AM
Whilst waiting for a train today it was announced to 'Please be careful of the gap between the platform and the train whilst boarding'. I dread to think what's next, perhaps a message over the tannoy in public toilets warning you to be careful whilst zipping up!

Olivia Newton-John

19 Jul 2007, 7:15 PM
Another favourite of mine. You would have to be gay not to fancy her, and brain dead not to like her voice. Take a look at her singing The Key if you don't believe me. Here's another one I have just found which blows everything else away. Whilst I am on the subject of singing, I feel I must point out that Vicky Hoyles was by far the better singer in the recent 'Grease Is The Word' TV show. If you do not agree, then I advise you to get your ears syringed.

Hello Belgium

15 May 2007, 1:13 AM
Hi to all of my family in Belgium whom have registered here with a birthday. I am very pleased to know that someone actually looks at my site, let alone register their birthday or Lotto numbers. Thanks for your support :)

Tales of the Unexpected

10 May 2007, 10:43 AM
Sharon and I visited Tesco, Wrexham last night at around 11:30pm, only to be told "Closed... Asda's your best bet." by a member of staff at the door pointing towards Asda. There was obviously work going on, as the front entrance was cordoned off. The thing that cracked us up was the thought of the man's picture on the Tesco website with a speech bubble saying "Asda's your best bet". I am sure its not often you hear a member of staff at Tesco saying such things :)

[] Registration

7 Dec 2006, 10:34 AM
I noticed that people were having trouble registering, so I have simplified the registration process. Now you can choose a password, and an activation e-mail will be sent. Your account can be activated anytime within a few days of registering.

Lotto Check

7 Dec 2006, 10:33 AM
The Lotto checking service is up and running at last as you may have noticed. Eventually I would like to allow checking the history of wins for each person's set of numbers. I am having to type the 6 numbers along with the date after every draw because I could not find a web service to provide this information. On the plus side, I plan to provide my own reliable web service which programmers can use to do this automatically.

Static I.P. Address

7 Nov 2006, 3:06 PM
At last after months of pestering Pipex, they have upgraded my service and given me a static I.P. address. Now, my website should be permanently available rather than it going off every time my Internet connection drops :)

North and South

7 Nov 2006, 10:35 AM
A series that I have very much enjoyed is North and South (1985). I have watched 2 out of the 3 books now and am looking forward to the third. The story is partly about two friends, one northern and one southern who struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War. I guess that does not interest many potential viewers, but I find that it's another Lost in that people don't think they will like it, but soon get hooked when they start watching. The series spans so much of the characters' lives you really get to know them and care about what happens to them. Look out for Terri Garber as the extremely sexy and bitchy Ashton Main Huntoon.


18 Oct 2006, 2:10 PM
Have you noticed how bags of crisps always say things like "70% less fat" on the pack these days? The truth is that the bag has 70% less crisps in it than before! I opened a pack today and it looked like someone had been in there before me and stolen most of the contents!


16 Oct 2006, 11:31 PM
We found Carrog completely by chance when exploring county roads on the way to Betws-y-Coed. Perhaps this was the best way to find the place as we came down from the mountains into this little village with some of the most amazing scenery you could imagine. If you want somewhere to take a girlfriend for a pint or food, then I recommend The Grouse Inn, Carrog. Their food is excellent, cheap, and I personally can highly recommend their curry. Just a short walk from the pub if you cross the bridge, there is a train station where you can see steam trains. The station has old carriages which have been made into small shops, and you can get a cuppa in a cafe on the platform. Carrog is very near Corwen, and if you drive from Llangollen towards Corwen you will see the turn for Carrog on the right.


6 Oct 2006, 12:00 AM
If you have not seen the television series, Lost then I recommend you see it as soon as possible. I have seen the first and second series and absolutely loved it. Almost everyone who watches the first 4 episodes becomes addicted, and has to watch the rest. Trust me, it's a good one I tell you :)

[] Registration

19 Sep 2006, 12:00 AM
You can finally register and log into this website now. I would like as many people as possible to register and update their profile with a birthday so we can really test things properly. Thanks to those already registered. You will now be kept informed of any birthdays occuring from the current date up until 30 days in the future. Not very impressive yet I'm afraid, but its a start.


22 Aug 2006, 12:00 AM
Why do people driving across small roundabouts indicate left when they are going straight on?!!! Why I ask you? Is it not obvious that if a person does not indicate left or right, then they are going straight on? Obviously on a big roundabout with more than 4 exits then indication is necessary, but if the roundabout looks like a crossroads then why?!!! Has the world gone mad?

Karen Carpenter

18 Jul 2006, 12:00 AM
It never ceases to amaze me how good Karen Carpenter was. I found a movie file on mIRC recently and was again amazed. If you have never heard The Carpenters then download this, and you will surely be impressed with Karen's voice. What I found really surprising about this movie is not only her fantastic voice, but the way she looks so shy and modest about her performance. Karen sings her song, and then behaves like she is just another member of the band. Anyway watch and enjoy my favourite singer. If you don't like her, then you must be a dozy worzel!

This Blog

10 Jul 2006, 12:00 AM
This Blog is now stored in a SQL Server database on my network, so the entries are read from SQL Server, which I think is quite cool :) Whenever someone looks at my Blog, assuming that the information is not cached, I can hear the server's hard disk spinning. I bought the server recently off eBay for £37, and its only an Intel Pentium III, 733Mhz with 256MB RAM so if the Blog is slow to appear at first, you will know why :)


27 Jun 2006, 12:00 AM
Why do people give vouchers as a present? You go to all the trouble of buying a voucher from a specific shop, which does nothing but limit the spending power of the person who receives the voucher. Then, the "lucky" person with the birthday voucher is left thinking "I want a pint, but the voucher is only good for Bookworld! Thanks VERY much!!!" I conclude that only a turbert would go to the trouble of giving a gift voucher as a present.

Search Box

16 Jun 2006, 12:00 AM
I would like to thank anyone who did a Google search from my search box and clicked on the advertisements. I have earned about $18 so far and am supposed to get a cheque in pounds when I reach $100. Hopefully I can use this money to pay for proper hosting, so I can create a forum amongst other things. I am thinking about having a lottery check here in which anyone can submit their numbers and have them checked automatically each week. Winners could be announced on my home page. If anyone has any other ideas for what they would like to see here please let me know.

The Berwyn Arms

3 Jun 2006, 12:00 AM
We stopped at a pub called 'The Berwyn Arms' today on the way from Llangollen towards Carrog and were pleasantly surprised. We sat outside where there is an excellent view of the river and hills. We found the staff very friendly, the food good and we will certainly be going there again.

Eurovision Song Contest

21 May 2006, 12:00 AM
Am I the only person that liked the French entry for the Eurovision song contest, 'Virgine Pouchin - Il tait temps'? That was my favourite song, and I say it was a good one, no matter what my girlfriend Shazeroon says!

This Web Site

20 May 2006, 12:00 AM
As soon as I can afford it, I am going to set up a web server to host this site. Eventually, I want to have a proper Blog page, a forum, and some kind of a database. Perhaps I will even host a couple web services, but a load of learning to do yet! Anyway, this site will be a place to watch out for in the future.
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