Robin Catling

Writer; performer; project manager; sports coach; all-round eccentric.
Robin Catling has written 800 posts for Everything Express

How-to: Add users to administer a Facebook business page

It’s been possible to create a Facebook page for a business or organisation for a while. It just wasn’t easy to administer a page; hard to find controls, settings scattered about, not intuitive, not easy to find… you get the idea. Want to add other Facebook users as admins or editors to a page? Take … Continue reading

Review: The Worlds End (2013)

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s third instalment of the pretentiously labelled Cornetto triology delivers yet another bizarre and slightly desperate genre mash-up. As top-notch British actors uncomfortably mix profanity, slick martial arts action, and big-effects sci-fi, one wonders what we could have had if the touching buddy-comedy-drama had been left to play it straight. There … Continue reading

Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Five years on: the ‘vikings’ are still inexplicably Scottish, their kids remain, more inexplicably, irritating all-American teens; Jay Baruschel still sounds like Tom Hanks; but the dragons and the flying sequences are even more thrilling. Just as well, given some dodgy politics. At times terrifyingly dark, intense and scary, the kinetic theme-park ride can’t conceal … Continue reading

How-to: Create a Facebook business page

There’s more than one type of Facebook page. Aside form a personal profile, complete with timeline and messages, you probably already know you can create pages for organisations, businesses and groups. They used to be called fan pages, but since Facebook went commercial, pages have gone beyond that. These other types of pages still have … Continue reading

How-to: WordPress Sitemap Page Without Plugins

Having inherited development of a client’s site, I looked at the amount of clutter my illustrious predecessor had built up and decided it was time for a spring clean. It ddin’t help that some of the old plugins proved incompatible by the time we upgraded WordPress through six or seven versions. I’ve come across recommendations … Continue reading

How-to: View and clear SSL Certificate Exceptions on Firefox

Firefox is pretty good on security, such that when a site presents an SSL certificte that doesn’t cross-match to the owner of a number of other properties, it throws a message: This Connection is Untrusted: You have asked Firefox to connect securely to http://www.somessl.com, but we can’t confirm that your connection is secure. Normally, when … Continue reading

Review: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Always watchable Tom Cruise fights another War of the Worlds in this rollicking, timey-wimey, CGI-laden Groundhog Troopers. Or should that be Starship Groundhogs? Or possibly Independence Groundhogs? Five years after meteorites crash land carrying an alien invasion force, cowardly PR slime-ball Will Cage (Cruise) is sent to the front-line as cannon-fodder and is killed almost … Continue reading

Movie Catch-up: Cloud Atlas (2012)

A talented ensemble cast swap wigs, prosthetics, race and even gender in multiple roles, but the question remains; is the sprawling, interlocking, portmanteau fantasy-drama a breath of fresh air or an epic failure? You can see why so many award-winners signed up for the challenge; there are some stunning performances; but no amount of makeup … Continue reading

Opinion: Web Design Trends 2014

Yes, I know 2014 is half over – but it’s also half remaining. So rather than spot the trends during Christmas party season, let’s take a look at the trends that have emerged so far and look set to continue. 1. Interesting Typography with external fonts Time was, if you wanted a site to render … Continue reading

Movie Catch-up: Escape to Victory (1981)

In our only concession to the Soccer World Cup, Michael Caine and Sly Stallone defy the Nazis in this throw-back WWII prisoner-of-war-with-soccer movie, aided by Pele, Booby Moore and a host of International soccer stars. Time to party like it’s 1966. Aside from the cliched plot and the flat script, the biggest question is can … Continue reading

How-to: Understand WordPress’ Goshdarnit

Perhaps you’ve been using the WordPress.com platform for your website or blog and after a long wait for the screen to refresh after an edit, you get the message: Goshdarnit! Something has gone wrong with our servers. It’s probably Matt’s fault. We’ve just been notified of the problem. Hopefully this should be fixed ASAP, so … Continue reading

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