Introducing

Spiffle! a VanIsle Blog

started in 1997, abandoned in 2012, reborn in 2021
bringing a bit of that 1997 flavour to 2021 design and tech.

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With COVID-19 and the whole stay at home thing, I’ve been watching a lot more telly of late, and I discovered two of Jamie Oliver’s …

Donald Trump. That’s the only time I’ll mention his name in this article. I refer to him almost exclusively online as “45”, or SCROTUS (So …

Nearly 12 years ago, I bought my second Volkswagen; a then brand new 2004 Jetta TDI Diesel Sport Edition (TL:DR — it’s (supposedly) not one of the …

Recently, Facebook-owned Instagram changed how their timeline works, with no regard to how it’s product (that’s us, folks — we’re IG’s product) actually uses the …

I’ll give you the TL:DR right now. You can save $1,650 (or way more) on major appliances by doing one thing: Do not buy an …

Gulp. Well, tomorrow is a big day (technically later today). I may have a new car under my butt by 3pm. That is, if the …