I’m Building a Crohn’s & Colitis Events Directory

As I’m sure you’re aware by now, I have Ulcerative Colitis (a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease). What you might not know is that I’m building an online directory of Crohn’s and Colitis related events.

I’d love to attend more events like the National Conference I attended in the summer and to meet more IBDers, but I struggle to find out about what’s on. I’m sure others have the same problem.

ibd-redThought there needed to be a central place where people can search and filter to find cool things to attend. So, using my skills as a web developer – I’m building a solution.

By bringing people together, they can share ideas and experiences. By listing events in a centralised and friendly way, people can find exactly what they want.

The Crohn’s and Colitis events directory is still under development but you can follow it’s progress on Twitter: @IBD_Events.

QuickLook and Archive Utility Not Working

The iMac I use at work had a few users by the time I started using it. Since taking over as the primary user, I noticed a bunch of issues with it. Firstly QuickLook would crash when previewing anything, images, PDFs, documents. Anything at all. Secondly, I was unable to ZIP any files at all. When I tried, I just got the error “The contents list can’t be created for compressing.” Finally, no apps would auto update (where they quit and reopen themselves as a newer version).

I’m writing this because I’ve realised all the issues are connected and hopefully this will help anyone else with the same problem. For me, the solution was composed of fragments across the web. Continue reading QuickLook and Archive Utility Not Working

Making my own wallet 

After searching for ages I couldn’t find a wallet that I liked, so I made my own. A Robert Shippey special edition.

Crohn’s & Colitis UK National Conference 2015

Last Saturday I shuttled myself and Mamma Shippey on a train to the Royal Society of Medicine in London for the Crohn’s & Colitis UK: Medicine and Me National Conference.

Attendees ranged from IBD sufferers, carers, doctors, nurses, and other professionals. Sessions included; causes and treatment, good care,  emotional support and wellbeing, and finally the future. We heard from a wide range of speakers including doctors, expert patients, dieticians, and surgeons. Continue reading Crohn’s & Colitis UK National Conference 2015