And a year flies by!

It’s been a while so a long overdue blog post.  It’s been a busy year – trips to Spain, Belgium (3 times!), France, and Iceland, a mix of work and pleasure.  Most of 2017 was spent training for my second go at 100km in 3 days along the Western Front.  I completed it in early October 2017 with my sister, we had a blog going so people could follow our progress.  Between us we managed to raise over £4,100 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and we were well chuffed with ourselves.

Now I know why I ditched Microsoft all those years ago

I had a need to use a Windows 10 laptop, with a USB<–>rs232 cable.  It’s now over an hour since I switched the laptop on and I’m still waiting for Windows to update .NET and other rubbish.  Last week with my mac I plugged the cable in and was good to go in under 10 seconds.  Windows really does make it difficult to like it sometimes…

Firmware update – why does it fill me with dread?

My naimuniti was last updated (to version 3.xx) a few years ago to solve a buffering issue.  In the last few weeks it’s developed an annoying habit of initialising its network interface when streaming either radio or music from the NAS.  There is no pattern, it’s random, and sometimes doesn’t happen for days. Continue reading Firmware update – why does it fill me with dread?

New phone time

I’ve had the same mobile number for years, and somehow it has become my ‘work’ number.  Work are pretty flexible about using their phones for the odd personal use and I like the convenience of carrying just one phone around.  However, lately I’m getting fed up of not really being able to switch off work when away or at weekends.  The email app keeps pinging and of course you just have to look at it, even when on leave. Continue reading New phone time

100km in 3 days again!

You may remember this, in 2015 I did 100km in 3 days along the Western Front in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.  A couple of weeks ago, some of the walkers of 2015 had a mini reunion in London.  You can see what’s coming.  In a fit of madness I signed up to do it again in 2017. Continue reading 100km in 3 days again!