David Coveney

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All the posts below have been tagged with liverpool.

26 April, 2021

I broke my heart in five places and got it fixed

A year ago, I was sitting, shorn of all body hair and waiting to go in for a five or six hour operation. I knew the next two weeks would be hell.

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5 June, 2013

Liverpool Central Library

So, Liverpool Central Library has had a revamp. The reading room was always ace, but had been closed for ages and I’d not been able to show it to friends. It’s now all been lovingly restored, and the ‘modern’ bit done in a much more interesting manner with wonderful natural light. It’s great to see […]

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10 August, 2011

The Liverpool Riots Do Not Indicate That Our Society Is Broken

Ok, the riots matter.  Especially if you’re unlucky enough to have had to face rioters in your district, near your home, or near your business.  In fact, the riots and disturbances are full of tragedy, deaths and ruined lives.  They are, frankly, horrible. And strong action is needed to stop it turning into a joyfull […]

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27 August, 2010

The Funeral

And so it came.  In a way it’s weird… I always felt there were only two likely things to happen. First, I would find my father (or he would find me) and a period of reconciliation may take place.  Closeness, perhaps never, but reconciliation would be fine. Second, I would never find him, and that […]

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24 August, 2010

Chris Coveney…the Introduction

I’ve started writing this post in Amsterdam airport…I’m on my way to Arica in Chile where I’ll be (hopefully) burying my father, Chris, who died on the 19th of July. I say hopefully not because this is something I’m looking forward to but because I face a number of legal and monetary issues with the […]

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6 August, 2010

Differential Pricing with Airlines

The traveller on a budget faces the very real problem that airlines employ differential pricing depending on where you are. Here’s my example – the next post will explain whether I got the lower price or not!

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7 January, 2010

Rainy Days in Liverpool

A wee picture from Liverpool.

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18 December, 2009

Liverpool Skyline

This is the view from our new office in Liverpool, right now.  Well, a few minutes ago. I consider myself very lucky to have this just behind my desk and it has to rate as the best view of any office I’ve worked in.  You’d think the office would be very expensive, but it’s not, […]

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20 July, 2009

What it’s Like to Present and Attend at WordCamp UK

Over the weekend just gone I made two planned presentations at WordCamp UK 2009 down in Cardiff. I also threw in a quick 45 minutes of show and tell on the Caribou Theme that runs this site and is available for download from Spectacula.

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13 July, 2009

Saab 9-5 Aero (HOT) Estate For Sale – SOLD!

Given that I’m selling my motorbike at the moment as well, you may well wonder if I’ve had some kind of financial crisis of my own. But thankfully, no.  I just don’t need such a large and fast car any more.  When I was doing a lot of sprinting I needed something capable of towing […]

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27 January, 2009

Wordcamp UK 2009 to Liverpool?

Well, we’re going to try!  WordCamp is a small, informal conference all about WordPress and its people. Wordcamp UK 2008 was held in Birmingham last year.  The current list of nominated venues are in Liverpool, Cardiff and London.  Read the pdf attached below, and see what you think.  Feedback would be great, but if you […]

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7 December, 2008

Barcamp Liverpool 2008

I attended Barcamp Liverpool 2008 to join fellow geeks in a spot of technology appreciation at this ‘unconference’ at the CUC. Great venue, and great to be able to give an ad-hoc presentation on WordPress for News Sites in the Café

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4 December, 2008

Butterflies in Liverpool

Sometimes you see something so cute, cutting through the dreary, cold wetness, that you have to stop and take a few quick snaps.  There was nothing to say who did it, or why – but this is the kind of art I appreciate sometimes.  I hope it lasts.

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5 May, 2008

Photos From the Aintree Spring Sprint 2008

I’m not going to be challenging for anything much this year, but on April 26th I ambled along to the Aintree Spring Sprint and took some snaps. A selection of them are available here. Use them as you like, but don’t remove the tag. If you’d like to receive a higher quality image, just let […]

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30 April, 2008

Aintree Spring Sprint 2008

Each year, Liverpool Motor Club holds three sprints at the classic Aintree circuit.  It’s a relaxed, sociable and efficient event. I always thought TVR’s finest moment was the Cerbera – a combination of classic low-rider looks, power, and noise.  Still handled badly, but that can largely be sorted out. It was great to see everyone […]

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27 February, 2008

Earthquake in Liverpool

When my bed shakes enthusiastically I tend to assume that something’s going well… but this time I was woken by the clatter of a radio wobbling on the sideboard at 1am this morning. When you wake up to an earthquake you don’t really understand what’s happening at first. There’s a bit of noise as things […]

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4 November, 2007

Liverpool Web Designer

Just a little plug, really, to mention that if you’re interested in an unofficial, casual and behind-the-scenes look at the work we carry out at Interconnect IT, along with opinions on the market, head on over to the blog entitled Liverpool Web Designer. It’s hosted at WordPress.com a rather wonderful blogging site that lets you […]

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8 October, 2007

Web Design in Liverpool

As some of you may know – I work for, and for that matter, head up, a small web consultancy in Liverpool. The company’s Interconnect IT It’s a funny business, working the web. We know all sorts of cool stuff to make things work very well for clients, but persuading them of this is proving […]

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27 February, 2007

Bye bye to the Heart & Soul, Liverpool

It’s not the kind of post I normally do, but on the 17th of February the Heart & Soul restaurant had to close. So in her own style Chumki threw a closing-down party and lots of us arrived for a night of music, beer and chaos.

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10 December, 2006

Liverpool Airport (Speke)

Liverpool has one of those small airports that’s done rather well over the past decade. A rise in air travel has been good for many airports, yet Liverpool’s Speke airport (now known as Liverpool John Lennon Airport) has done especially well. Why? Because first of all they worked well with easyJet – with a combination […]

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