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Is Revolut in Trouble?

Up until a few weeks ago, I was recommending Revolut and Revolut Business as good “challenger bank” accounts, owing to their fee-free and near-instant transactions, virtual cards, and a range of other services which made them a compelling financial technology.

However, in recent weeks, I’ve had cause to slowly step away from the service, for the following reasons.

Web development

How to Add Someone to your Google Search Console Account

I’ve had to explain this a few times recently, so probably there isn’t a good, clear explanation out there on Google, for this little corner of Google 🙂


Mark Ronson, The Business International – Bang Bang Bang

It’s music time, since it’s been an age since I posted some music into here.

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Business Insurance for Web Developers

I got asked this question a while back, and at last I’ve put together some content which I think can stand up to some small amount of scrutiny online… “What should I put down when I buy business insurance as a web developer???”

The answer is – and isn’t it always – it’s complicated!

I’m going to make a recommendation for the service I used to order business insurance for our eCommerce agency, and describe our decision making processes – but you should, as ever, make up your own mind, do your own research, and understand that while my advice may be helpful to you, ultimately it’s your business, and therefore, the risks are yours.

Also note, the service I recommend (Axa Business Insurance) in this post serves the UK market, so if you’re browsing from another country, different prices and service providers (and service names) will apply, though the basic points are likely still to be useful.

With all that said, let’s dive in…

Future of Retail

Vegan Supermarket Shopping Online (UK)

If you’re looking for vegan products for delivery anywhere in the UK, or collection in London, Greenbay offers a great place to buy from.

Vegan products are booming in recent years, as many people turn towards an entirely plant-based diet for a variety of reasons, from medical to ethical.

In this Future of Retail post, I’ll review the offering you can find at Greenbay in some detail and allow you to consider whether or not the store will suit your vegan buying needs…

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The Best Barnard Castle Eye Test Memes

2020 has been kicking us pretty consistently where it hurts, hasn’t it?!

Web development

Best WP Engine Alternatives

I quite like WP Engine as a host for WordPress sites, but they don’t suit all cases, all the time.

Web development

Find WordPress Posts That Don’t have a Featured Image

A long while ago, I made this website 100% AMP, because mobile first is the future, and the future is now.

Future of Retail

Gourmet Indian Meals – Delivered via Mail in UK

I’m trying to post a little more frequently, and specifically, I’m trying to post a little more about the future of retail, particularly bearing in mind that recent times have seen this get very squarely dumped on us, with lockdowns happening around the world.

This is the UK section of my website – the information may be of global interest, but the products and services in this one are specifically UK focused.

Today, I’m going to talk about ordering meals online, and specifically Indian meals.

Future of Retail

Order Coronavirus (Covid-19) Antibody Test Online – UK

UPDATE – according to some news outlets, the UK authorities have decided to ask private clinics to cease providing antibody testing of this nature.

I’ve not posted anything about the novel coronavirus here in my website at all. The last thing I posted was some sports highlights back in February of this year, which we now know was a time when the Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus was spreading quietly, behind the scenes, and largely away from the glare of media attention.

I’ve updated parts of this post below as I have received and taken this antibody test – so this is a first hand account.

To clarify, because there is a lot of “fake news” out there, the test I’ve reviewed below is not a “finger prick” test. It is the IgG Abbott antibody test, which required me to drain several mls of blood into a vial. There is some debate as to whether this capillary blood is different to blood drawn from a vein; but several commentators seem to have this Abbott test confused with “finger prick” tests which were not given approval in April.

The Abbott test and Roche test have been approved for use in England. There has been a pause this week (correct 27 May 2020) as the use of capillary blood has not specifically been approved. There have been clinical tests using blood drawn from veins, which have been approved for use in England, and have a high degree of accuracy.

For more information, see this article in the Financial Times.

Do your own research, and satisfy yourself. If you’d like to take advice from the British Government, that’s fine. They were “guided by science” all the way to the top of the the “most Covid-19 deaths in Europe” chart. A poor show, indeed, given a head start: we watched a slow train-wreck unfold in Spain and Italy in real-time, before doing exactly as they had done, only worse.

Perhaps the Cabinet’s interpretation of scientific data leaves something to be desired?

Before you ask… no, this is not hindsight. There were scientists saying the UK response was wrong at the time. Do your own research.

COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test

A COVID-19 IgG Antibody Testyou can order online in the UK.

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