Site redesign

Old BR Theme ParamentWhilst making a small edit on my site, I managed to completely mess up the layout (theme) of the whole site. I took the opportunity to fix it and change the colours and layout (a little). I hope it’s now easier on the eye.

I’ve added a donation button. I hate ads. Many adverts contain fake news, viruses, or links to malicious downloads. They also advertise dubious software. Not on my site! Ads do provide revenue for site owners. This site actually costs me money to host, and time to update. If you want to show your support for my content, time and effort, please consider making a small donation and click the link on the right. The amount is unimportant really, it’s just nice to know you support me and my coffee habit 😉

I’ve also added links to my social media sites, Twitter (new for 2017) and Facebook. They’re in the bar on the right if you’re looking on a desktop or laptop. You can also…

Shopping at Amazon? Please use my link.

If you shop at Amazon you can help support me by using this Amazon link (click here). Please bookmark it as a favourite.
If you use my Amazon link, you pay the same amount but a small percentage is paid to me as a “commission” every few months. This helps offset the cost of keeping my website online and ad-free.
If you already have an Amazon link in your favourites, on your desktop, or as a quick-launch icon (bottom row of your screen), then it’s likely to be the link provided by your computer manufacturer so they will be earning the commission. If you would rather I was earning the commission instead, then use my link please.
If you would like to log me in to add my Amazon link to your favourites and/or desktop and quick-launch icons, them please let me know. There is no charge for this, obviously.

Pay by credit card, debit card, PayPal, bank transfer, cheque or cash

No need to wait until pay day!

I am now able to accept credit cards, debit cards and PayPal payments. I can also accept bank transfers (in advance), and cash and cheques for face-to-face support.

Call now for fast, convenient tech support, or download the remote support app for Windows and Mac and install/run it, then click “Start Session” for immediate support if I’m online. If I’m not online, you can leave me a message to connect  or contact you.

I’ve got a new Website

Almost by accident I started a website to support my IT Consultancy business. You can find it at www.CBits.vox.com.

Edit: I am no longer using the www.CBits.vox.com site for my IT business.  There is some worthwhile content there, but I will not be updating it.  At the time of writing, I am planning setting up a new site for that business.  If you want to be told when the new site is ready, please leave a comment including your email addess or other contact details, and I’ll get back to you.  Your comment and details will not be posted on this website.  Thanks.

Site update – make me your homepage

I’ve got rid of the Google Ads and replaced them with a Google Search Bar. You can search just this site, or the entire web, just click the appropriate radio button.

Please help me make this website more successful. You can do this by making this site your home page, and by using the Google Search Bar for everything you need to find or buy.

I want to be open about this, I get a small income every time someone clicks an add from the “Ads by Google” box on the search results page. This is the same income generation that companies like Virgin Media use, so instead of generating more income for them, why not help me?

So, if you want to make this site your home page:
In Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options. On the General tab, click ‘Use current’.
In Opera, go to Tools, Preferences. On the General tab, click ‘Use current’. You can also set the ‘Startup’ option to ‘Start with home page’.

Thanks very much.

RSS – A really simple way to stay up to date with my website

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It’s a way to subscribe to a website. That doesn’t mean paying for it, it just means that when the website changes, you will be informed of the new content.

What you need is a feed reader, news reader or aggregator. You install the reader and every time you open it, it will check your subscriptions and tell you which of your subscribed websites have been updated.

The new Internet Explorer 7 contains a feed reader, but I prefer the open source Opera as a web browser and feed reader. I also use QuickNews on my Palm (this one is not free, it’s $14.99). Other readers include Google and Yahoo.

QuickNews is good for the content that I might want while I’m out and about like daily news. It downloads the feeds (and some MP3s) overnight using my wireless network, and it’s ready to go in the morning.

Click the subscribe link now (on the right of this column) and you will see more readers you can use. You might already have one, if so you can subscribe now. If not, download a reader now, instal it, and then subscribe.

Once you’ve got your feed reader installed, just look for the orange RSS logo or text like “Subscribe to my RSS feed” on any website. It’s ‘Really Simple’. My subscribe link is on the right, or just click here.

I’ll continue to write about motor sports, but I’ll also throw in other stuff I’m doing and other stuff I’m interested in. I hope you enjoy it. If so, please tell your friends to visit the site too.