coast to coast weather update

Weather update for Coast to Coast

Coast to coast weather update As I get nearer the big day (travel to St Bees Saturday, walk Sunday) I’ve been looking a lot more closely at the weather forecast for the area. The forecast has been wet with wintry showers on high ground. Looks like we may get the wintry showers out of the […]

Founders and Coders Cohort 7

WebRTC: hacking apps for mental health services

WebRTC hacks for social benefit Last week I explained how we at IPCortex were working with a social enterprise called Founders and Coders to use WebRTC to help solve some social challenges. The plan was to introduce the ambitious FAC team (16 trainee Javascript developers), to WebRTC via a week long workshop. We’d then support […]

facebook notification phishing

Facebook notifications with phishing links

Don’t do it! – Facebook notification phishing. Facebook notification phishing whereby someone shares a post on your page and provides a phishing link within the text is new to me. Our Anne’s Vans website Facebook Page just received such a notification using a link to a phishing site. My wife spotted the notification and asked […]

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samsung Galaxy S7 Edge rain test

Testing the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge waterproofness The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is officially far more waterproof than the Oneplus 2. It’s handily chucking it down in Lincoln so I went outside in the rain to test the S7 Edge. Most of the video is pointing at me and to the sky – just so […]

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Hacking WebRTC for Social Benefit

Social Enterprise WebRTC A few weeks ago, I came across a social enterprise called Founders and Coders. They provide free Javascript development courses in East London via peer learning, mentoring and exposure to projects brought to them by other social enterprises and corporate clients. It’s an innovative response to the skills gap that most of […]

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New toy – juice power pad

Juice power pad for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Bought a new toy yesterday. It’s a juice power pad. I was in the EE shop for a second day in a row having previously been in to buy the new phone – Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge which so far is a hit btw. The reason for […]

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VW campervan hire lincoln

Anne’s Vans VW campervan hire lincoln Anne’s vans is our new VW campervan hire Lincoln business. If you are thinking of heading off for a UK based holiday you could do worse than a VW campervan hire from Anne’s Vans in Lincoln. The idea came about when last summer we tried to hire a vintage VW […]

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Galaxy S7 Edge First Impressions

Galaxy S7 Edge waterproof phone I need a waterproof phone for the Coast to Coast sponsored walk. The new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a bit of a result. It feels great in the hand and the camera would appear to be top notch. I did um and ah a bit before buying it as […]

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Coast to coast training update

Coast to Coast training progress The Coast to Coast sponsored walk is 27 days away so it’s time for an update on how the preparations are going. Since I pushed the button in January and bought a pair of boots I’ve been gradually upping the level of intensity of the “training”. As well as my […]

virgin media broadband problem

Virgin Media Broadband Problem

Virgin Media Broadband Problem s R Us I’m having a Virgin Media broadband problem. Took a skeet on my router and no WAN IP address was present. I haven’t bothered logging a fault as their website tells me there know about it – see featured image above. It’s been down since I got back from […]

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20GB Mobile Bundle

20GB Mobile Bundle Saga

to PAC or not to PAC – the 20GB Mobile Bundle I found a new 20GB mobile bundle. My mobile deal with EE is out of contract. I took a look expecting to be able to get a much better deal than one year ago. Pricing didn’t seem radically different to a year ago. I […]

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Brexit – in or out? Get your vote in now!

Have your say over Brexit With the media frenzy now in full flow over Brexit I thought it would be a good idea to have our own opinion poll regarding whether the UK should be in or out of the EU. This won’t be representative of the population as a whole but it may be […]

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mwc trip prep

MWC trip prep

MWC trip prep Getting my MWC trip prep in today before I set off tomorrow. I’ll probably do some reports from the show floor, fwiw, although the bars and restaurants may be more interesting. A few other mobile posts here.

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CLA calls for legal right to broadband

Broadband for all? You need a bit of stamina in this broadband punditry game. It’s such a complex situation that it is difficult to follow everything that goes on. Yesterday the CLA (Countryside Landowners Association) called “on MPs today to press Government for a clear and unequivocal ‘Universal Service Obligation’ that means every home and […]

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UK national lack of broadband vision

B4RL turns out to be a good source and the lack of UK broadband vision Last year I created the B4RL Facebook page. B4RL stands for Broadband 4 Rural Lincolnshire. Seemed to me we needed one aka B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) and B4RDS (Broadband for Rural Devon and Somerset). B4RN is by now world […]

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