We all know how fantastic social media can be, but what about when things go a bit too far?
This tool could be something quite valuable in a world where there have been, lets say “heated debates” on Facebook groups for Ramsbottom often.
Now, this tool shouldn’t removed valid comments and complaints, however it should be possible to remove comments that have deteriorated into name calling.
This extension is very new having only been release in the past few days. You need to have Google Chrome installed and this will only work on a computer, so sadly you can’t benefit from this on mobile.
The extension is called Tune, from Jigsaw (a division of Google). What it does is allow you to “tune” the volume of comments you see on popular sites including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Disqus.
Back on episode 122 of the podcast I mentioned a little place giving away a free book with a brew.
I also mentioned you could probably walk it from Ramsbottom. Well, this past weekend I put my feet where my mouth is, or something like that.
Me and the family took a trip to Tottington from Ramsbottom, it took around an hour to get there and it was a beautiful day. Our 18 month old enjoyed being pushed around on the way (thankfully she didn’t want to get out and walk otherwise it might have been three hours!) and our five year old did fantastic considering it was 2.5 miles there and 2.5 miles back.
The Bury Times has recently published an up to date list of food establishments taken from the Food Standards Agency website of various Food Hygiene ratings for Bury.
Rather than just throw a link in your face, I thought I’d go through and provide a Ramsbottom specific list for you. I’ve removed some which are listed as Ramsbottom but are a little outside the area so I’ve trimmed the list.
Thankfully, we currently have no one or two star ratings in Ramsbottom and the vast majority of our ratings are in the five and four star ratings.[Read more…] about Latest Food Hygiene Ratings for Ramsbottom
Tonight I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Lucie Holland, one of the members of WiNS (Winter Night Shelter) for Bury.
This all came about due to me having a bit of a clear out of a few bits and bobs (two bluetooth speakers and a wireless photo frame). No longer any use to me, but if anyone could make use of them, they were welcome to them.
I listed these on a Facebook group and Lucie replied indicating that they would be very useful for any homeless people that are being rehomed to help to make their new place a little more homely.
Naturally, I was more than happy that these items could go on to be of some use to someone in need. I didn’t know much about WiNS at the time, but have since discovered more about it so thought I’d share it.
WiNS is based out of Freedom Church in Bury, if you’re not aware of it, you’ve almost certainly driven past it at some point. It’s located next to Wickes on Walmersley Road, across the road from the old bury fire station.[Read more…] about Helping the homeless in Bury with WiNS