Weekend

something for the weekend – interesting non work related posts


Post Office Special Delivery Performance

Why do we bother using the Post Office?

Not very Special Delivery Last Thursday I posted my passport at the Post Office in Peel, IoM where I am on holiday. I wanted it to get to Richard Irving safely so I paid for it to go Special Delivery, guaranteed to get there before 1pm, the next day ie Friday. Richard is taking it to […]

BT speaking clock is 80 years old on Sunday

At the third stroke lets all sing happy birthday I usually ignore the zillions of press releases I get in my trefor.net inbox. I made the mistake of once agreeing to go on some PR database and I get lots of crap from people I’ve never heard of. On this occasion however I am going […]

LONAP

LONAP @ RIPE72

LONAP is at RIPE72 Wearing my LONAP hat again today. Actually that is a figure of speech. You can see from the featured image that I’m really wearing my LONAP shirt. Facebook friends will know that I’m at the RIPE72 conference in Copenhagen. We, LONAP, get a lot out of these conferences. Not only is […]

coast to coast walk gadget review

Coast to Coast walk gadget review

Coast to Coast walk gadget review Coast to Coast walk gadget review includes Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Runkeeper, OS Maps online, Fitbit, Pangea Tracker and the Leatherman multitool.  I carried with me a number of gadgets and used 2 main Apps on the coast to coast walk. Here’s what I thought of them. Samsung Galaxy […]

Coast to Coast Kit list

Coast to Coast Kit List

Coast to Coast Kit List Feet are starting to recover from the coast to coast walk. I removed all the remaining plasters last night and have been giving them a good airing. No further details are necessary. I’ll soon be switching this daily diary back to my personal website philosopherontap but for now, whilst I have […]

coast to coast walk day 13

The morning after the 13 days before

coast to coast walk day 13 On the coast to coast walk day 13  woke up at the usual time in Raven House B&B in Robin Hood’s Bay. It’s a classic seaside bed and breakfast and perfectly good. There is optional fried bread on the menu. Quality. We have a view looking out over the […]

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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 […]

s7 edge waterproofness

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 […]

vw campervan hire lincoln

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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