Tuesday 30 September 2008

Cheat Guide To Winning

If you’re stuck on a particular crossword clue, or have been dealt a bad hand at scrabble, visit www.anagrammer.com. This is an online anagram machine, which will sort out jumbled letters into a point-scoring answer. It’s also got a function which will help you to solve suduko.

Monday 29 September 2008

Home Videos

Watching home movies can get a bit boring after a while. So if you want yours to stand out from the rest of the crowd’s go to www.flipclips.com. This animated website will turn your home videos into flipbooks. This means you can carry them around with you to show to all your friends.

Thursday 25 September 2008

Cartoon Nostalgia

www.80scartoon.co.uk is a must-see for anyone who grew up in the 1980s. It’s home to a whole host of interesting facts, trivia and information on every cartoon you can remember from your childhood. There’s everything from ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’, to ‘Will o’ The Wisp’. Go on, embrace your inner child!

Wednesday 24 September 2008


Here is a site I found when I was stumped by a missing DLL message.

DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library, and it is a file containing a library of executable functions or data required to run a programme.

But you do not need to worry about that. Take a look at www.dll-files.com

Just note down the name of the missing file from the error message, plug it into the search box on this site, then download and follow the instructions for installation. It could not be simpler.

Tuesday 23 September 2008

Surf The Web

It’s easy to worry about what happens to your personal information when you go online.

So if you want to surf the web without disclosing who you are or where you are, log on to www.anonymouse.org.

Then you can visit any site safe in the knowledge that nobody will be snooping on you.

Monday 22 September 2008

Walk It

The summer is finally here, so there’s no better time to strap on your walking shoes and take a stroll in the fresh air. But if you don’t know where to start, take a look at walkit.com.

This excellent online route-planning site for pedestrians lets you type in any two points in a British city and you’ll get a walking route map. Each route also includes an estimate of the number of calories the walker will burn, a journey time and the amount of carbon saved by not travelling by taxi, car or bus.

Thursday 18 September 2008

The Demotivator

Curbing your spending habits can be difficult, so if you want a bit of demotivation visit moneysavingexpert.com.

Use the Demotivator tool to work out how much you spend a year on non-essential treats. It will certainly take the spring out of your step.

Wednesday 17 September 2008

Discount Codes

Everyone loves a bargain, and if you’re in the mood to save your cash then log on to sendmediscounts.co.uk. This handy site gives you a cheeky peek at any discount codes available at your favourite online boutiques. The offers range from free delivery to 50% off your total bill.

Tuesday 16 September 2008

Save Energy, Save Cash

If you want to do your bit for the environment, and save yourself some cash, visit energysavingtrust.org.uk. By filling in the Energy Saving Trust’s survey you can see how much energy you could be saving in your home, which could reduce your heating bills by up to 15%.

Monday 15 September 2008


Monday Nights website review

Social networking sites are all about staying in touch. You can text people, leave messages pinned to their board, or send them pictures of what you are up to at the moment. But would it not be nice if you could just call them up for a quick waffle?

www.wafflebox.co.uk is an awesome idea. It basically allocates users with a voicebox telephone number that people can call to leave short audio messages. Now you can sign up from anywhere in the world.

The number is a UK 0845 number. UK users are charged an 0845 rate, which makes it pretty inexpensive for people to leave messages - and totally free for you to receive them.
You can even embed Wafflebox in your social networking site - such as Friendster or Facebook. It is really easy to do and adds a neat little widget to your profile that should keep your friends and contacts amused for hours.

Sunday 14 September 2008

Website reviews

Monday to Thursdays around 11.30pm I will chat about a website that has been reviewed and promote it on the radio. All sites that are reviewed will be mentioned on this blog so if you don`t quite catch the web address when listening to the show then you can always come here and have a scroll around and find it.

If you have a website that you would like reviewed then just get in touch with meand tell me a little about it and I will have a look and may use it on the show.

Some websites I review don`t always make it onto the show for a number of reasons but if I think they are worth a mention and I cant fit them in on the show then they will still get mentioned on this blog.

Get in touch now if you have a great website you would like reviewed

Friday 12 September 2008

Friday: I’m Out Of Pocket

It’s a little-known fact that petrol retailers add a couple of pence to the price of petrol and diesel on Fridays, when it’s busiest at the pumps. Stay one step ahead and buy your fuel the day before. And to keep tabs on who’s offering the cheapest, check out petrolprices.com.

Thursday 11 September 2008


With so many ways to communicate it is difficult to keep on top of all your contacts, especially with people moving house and changing e-mail address and telephone numbers so frequently. Losing touch will be a thing of the past if you sign up to Plaxo. (www.plaxo.com)

This is basically a contacts management service which connects you with your friends and family and helps you all keep up to date with each others' changes.

There is so much more to this site, have a good explore of the features. I do want to draw your attention to the option to link up your account with other sites that you subscribe to - such as YouTube, , your blog, or any number of photo sharing and social networking destinations.

Wednesday 10 September 2008

Eat For Free

If you need to tighten your purse strings, but you don’t want to give up your luxury lifestyle, sign up to tns-global.com. This mystery shopping agency means you can get free meals in restaurants, stays in hotels and drinks in pubs. All you have to do is fill in a form about your experiences.

Tuesday 9 September 2008

Order In

Going to the supermarket can be a nightmare with rocketing food prices, horrendous queues and irritating checkout staff. So if you want to take the hassle out of shopping, visit mysupermarket.com. It will tell you which shops stock the cheapest versions of your favourite foods as well as what offers each supermarket has at the moment.

Monday 8 September 2008

Make A Mix-Tape

Anyone nostalgic for the days of making mix tapes for friends should appreciate mixtape.com This music-sharing site lets you upload up to 12 tunes from your MP3 collection as if recording them onto an old C60. You can then send a web link to selected people so they can listen to your mix in their browsers, without needing to download anything.

RUSSELL - Barrows Dog Walking Legend

This is something I would have liked to review live on the show but due to circumstances beyond my control I`m sorry but it cant yet be done. However, having known Russell for a number of years I personally feel that the website below is in good taste and is worthy of a mention on my blog at least. Having spoke to Russell he seems more than happy about the website even though it was put together by someone else.

The author of the site is quoted as saying. "It started about three weeks ago when a group of friends were slightly inebriated and discussing our love of this little tin pot, one
horse town called Barrow and we got on to talking about local characters and Russels name cropped up as he is well known locally by just about everyone in the town and is a local legend.

After talking about Russells zest for life and the love of his town and local area. this has given him celebrity status among Barrovians.

So what if he's not George Clooney? He is still that lovable friendly face and voice that we all know This is a man who is happy doing what he does, every day of his life withtotal commitment and a smile. how many of us can say that?

How many people say " I wish i'd done this or that" or "i hate my job".........not Russel.

He is affectionately know him as Mad Russ but you really have to wonder, are we the mad ones?

A facebook group was set up to celebrate and show appreciation

for a truly genuine man, one of the cheekiest and hardest working characters
to go down in Barrovian folklore.A shortcut to his facebook site is at www.southlakes.addr.com/russell

Visit the site and join the group if you have facebook, maybe
leave a russ - related story or perhaps even any photos of the man himself in order to pay homage to a true Barrovian. But please keep it and respectful because we feel that this man aptly sums up the mood and and community spirit of Barrow itself. We do not intend any offence to Russel whatsoever, we are seriously trying to give him the credit he deserves as seeing Russ out and about brightens everybodys day.

Russell - we salute you.

Late Night Phone In and Debate

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Sunday 7 September 2008

Cari Flower

Shes back to play acouistically this Tuesday night from 10pm live on Abbey FM. The last time she was on the show was on Tuesday 6th May and made a massive impact on the listeners. She is going away next weekend so we managed to slot her in last minute. Tune in from 10pm this Tuesday and listen to Cari Flower. More info on her at www.myspace.com/somecariflower

Thursday 4 September 2008

Lift Magic

Have you ever stared at yourself in the mirror, imagining how much better you could look with a little nip and tuck?

Well now you can see for yourself at liftmagic.com. Just upload a headshot of yourself and lift and enhance to your heart’s content.

Wednesday 3 September 2008

Old Skool

You’ll find vintage shows, films, cartoons and adverts aplenty at tesla.liketelevision.com. Check out all your favourite golden oldie films or relive your favourite childhood TV commercials again and again.

Tuesday 2 September 2008

Connection Speeds

If you are wondering whether you are actually getting the connection speeds to the internet that your service provider has promised, pop yourself along to TSTools and find out for yourself. http://st.tstools.co.uk
Operation could not be easier, despite the slightly scary looking front page. Just choose the download location to test from, pick a download size to test, and click it to start.

Remember to close any bandwidth hogging software such as downloads, games, software updates or streaming radio and video before you start, as this will impair your results.

The next screen tells you exactly what your download speed is. It is very useful if you think your ISP might be overloading its network and giving you poor service as a result.

Monday 1 September 2008

A Drive

Tonights website review is called A Drive

Now, how would you like 50GB of free online storage space with the option to share? Yes, I thought so. Well at adrive.com just click the big black button to get your 50GB and sign-up and click the link in the activation e-mail which you are sent to complete.

Once logged in at www.adrive.com then managing your files is really simple, though the downloader/uploader runs on java so you will need to have that function activated to work successfully.

Click on My Files at the top then use the Upload feature to begin backing-up data from your hard drive. The site is still in beta but the FAQ says they will be adding a feature to automatically back up all the files on your computer soon.

Once your files have uploaded you will see a link giving you the option to share them. Click this link to add the file to your shared drive, and a URL will be generated for others to click on to access that file.