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100 Days

Today is the 100th day of cycling since I dusted down my bike and started riding to work. Here are my stats from my profile on mapmyride.com where I’ve faithfully logged every ride:

Total Workout Days: 100 Distance Traveled: 1,676.09 mi. Total Maps: 48 Total Workouts: 202 Total Burned: 61,272 (kcal) Petrol Saved: 48 gallons […]

Back on the DIY

OK, time to resurrect this blog! It’s going to get a new title and a redesign to use a lot more WordPress plugins and widgets. I want to use WordPress for a number of upcoming projects and I need to get up to speed with it so this is the place.

Alice is one week […]

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Man fined for taking photograph

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Man fined for taking photograph

Being the world’s greatest cynic nothing much surprises me any more but I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing when I read this. Can you imagine what it actually cost in police and court time to prosecute this man? For taking a photograph!

If […]

Middle Age

I’m not sure whether to be pleased or depressed.

It’s car insurance renewal time so I just wentcompared.com and got a quote from Admiralty for a touch over £200 for our Nissan Micra. That’s fully comp, no claims protection, Louise & me driving, courtesy car, windscreen cover and £150 excess. For £200.

I was pleased, […]

BBC NEWS | In Pictures | In pictures: Transistor history

BBC NEWS | In Pictures | In pictures: Transistor history

The transistor is 60 years old. Isn’t it incredible how things have progressed in such a short period of time? We really take for granted what a huge invention this was, virtually all our modern technology revolves around transistor theory.

Slow Progress

The more observant of you, which means nobody, and that’s not a slight on anybody’s observational skills but more a realisation that no one ever visits here, admittedly through my own fault for not writing anything, will therefore not have noticed my CNPS (consecutive number plate spotting) progress in the right-hand side bar. I have […]

Like a Virgin

Richard bloody Branson. The people’s businessman? I don’t think so.

I am bloody livid. Why can’t Branston pickle just stop tampering and trying to take over the world. Thank god he didn’t get the lottery.

Fact: Virgin Active take over one of the health clubs which Louise works at. Result: Paycut; £25 per hour becomes […]

23.5

Some time last year I was channel hopping late in the evening and I came across an episode of 24, part way through. I’d heard great things about 24 so I watched the remainder of the episode. Suitably impressed, I added the whole 6 disc set of the first series to my Amazon DVD rental […]