Welcome to Mel's Station

This site is mostly here for me to play and learn HTML using the excellent resources at W3Schools.com. I started writing this site using Microsoft Notepad (no expense spared!), but I've progressed through Notepad++, and now Atom as I now use Linux for 99% of the time and Notepad++ is Windows only (although it does still work using Wine). Hopefully you will find some useful links here for various bits of software, news and information to help you keep your computer up to date and secure.

Enjoy your stay.

Just for something to fill out the front page a little, and to save me having to search for it every time, here's a neat little random number generator from random.org. Fancy a go at the lotto but don't trust the 'lucky dip'? Have some other statistical requirement for random numbers? Give this one a go. Just enter the minimum and maximum numbers you want and hit the 'Generate' button. Simples (as the small furry fella says).

I'm not really a fan of advertising on websites, but I think mentioning Quidco and TopCashback are both well worth it. I read about these two companies on a forum a couple of years ago, and I've been using them ever since. You may have seen them (or something similar) before.

Basically, if you're going to do some online shopping, have a look on these sites first (pick one or use both - you'll need to register to earn cashback - it doesn't cost anything). They cover a lot of major retailers. If the retailer you're planning to visit is on there anyway, just click through from either Quidco or TopCashback and if you buy something on that visit, you could earn cashback (the actual cashback rates change fairly regularly). It takes a while for the cashback to track, but it's definitely worth it. To date I've made about £300 using both of these sites, and if you're going to buy from the site anyway, getting money back is a nice bonus!