Eleanor Cross for Lincoln – the carving starts

The carving of the new Eleanor Cross for Lincoln starts. Amazing that something of beauty can emerge from within a solid piece of rock – the mantra of the in awe armchair philosopher down the ages when describing a sculpture. This series of photos shows the start of the carving process. The videos are a short […]

Lincoln 10K – Race Day Preparation

In my house I’m known as Last Minute Paulie, as ‘Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?’ is a motto one could easily associate with me. Rather than get the lawn mower out this week, for instance, I’ve been happily watching the grass grow, employing the ready excuse of it being too […]

Lincoln 10K – Legacy

As I’ve written previously, I only ended up entering the Lincoln 10K as the route goes through one of the grids from The Lincoln A to Z map, which is due to the overly convoluted radio program I present. Each episode is constructed from what we find in a randomly selected grid square. The route […]

Eleanor Cross statue project – choosing the stone with artist Alan Ward #lincolneleanor

Choosing the stone for the new Eleanor Cross for Lincoln project at the CDS quarry in Metheringham Heath. Last week we covered the launch event for the new Eleanor Cross project for Lincoln. It’s been quite a wait to get the right piece of rock to start carving the statue. The quarry is only digging […]

Lincoln 10K – Finish Line

During this or any previous bout of running, I have always had a physical finish line during training, previously it was a bridge, currently its a sign post. I decided on this after my first ever training run as you know when to stop and helps you beat ‘the wall’. This means that I plot […]

Lincoln 10K – A Question Of Time

Its almost impossible to talk about running without talking about time. For most, simply finding time to run is not easy. Its possible to see the early morning jogger, though they are very rare as its difficult to resist the extra time snuggled up in the duvet playing the snooze game with the alarm. Then […]

Snowflakes, snowdrops and YouTube streaming formats – signs of spring in deepest winter

Worked from home yesterday. Weather was pants. Didn’t really matter. I lit a nice coal fire and sat in the front room doing stuff. Here’s a vid of the snow falling in my back garden. It didn’t stick. The noise is water falling off the tree above the conservatory roof. This morning I went for […]

Lincoln 10K – Getting Started

I’ve accidentally entered this years Lincoln 10K run. After completing this a couple of years ago I vowed never to do it again – It hurt unnecessarily, and running is no longer my exercise of choice, I much prefer to cycle these days – less strain on the knees and you get a lot further […]

All in all it’s just another brick in a wall

There’s something very artistic about a brick wall. The one was photographed in the corridor just outside the office. There isn’t much else to say about it really. I guess there is a scenario that it used to form part of some historic industrial building. The University of Lincoln is built on an old industrial […]

Job Vacancy – WordPress Developer for trefor.net based in Lincoln

trefor.net is a technology blog that is widely read by techies in the internet networking and hosting industries. For the last 5 years the site has operated as a non-commercial vehicle and has built up a base of regular readers and commenters. trefor.net attracts over 40k page views a month is linked to from some […]

O2 4G rollout schedule & EE 4G in Lincoln

I’ve been getting updates re the O2 4G rollout schedule. 29th August – London, Leeds, Bradford 27th September – Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Coventry 17th October –  Liverpool 24th October- Glasgow 31st October – Manchester 19th November – Newcastle, Edinburgh, Huddersfield and Wetherby I’m not sure how the logic works for this rollout. I can […]

Fireworks in Lincoln for Bonfire Night #GuyFawkes

This is a simple post with a short video showing the fireworks that were on display at the Lindum Sports Club in Lincoln on Sunday night. Simple as that really:) PS I’ve categorised this post under cloud though as I recall it was a fairly cloudless night 🙂 Also I know that Sunday night wasn’t […]

How the cloud is changing old business practices

Broadband cloud services make their mark at Olnincolnshire conference Gave a talk this time last week at the The Onlincolnshire Digital Conference (#godigital2013) chatting about what sort of online or broadband cloud services our customers start to use after they have FTTC installed. I was not the only one. Rob Wilmot of BCS Agency (some of […]

Award winning Burton Road chippy in Lincoln @burtonrdchippy – eat their chips

I don’t follow many chip shops on twitter. In fact I think I only follow the one, @burtonrdchippy. I like the @burtonrdchippy tweets. I like to know that they have offers on although seeing as I am trying to lose a few pounds I don’t typically frequent fish and chip shops. When I see something […]

FTTC Update – Light at the End of the Fibre (Almost)

Fibre broadband install Looks like my FTTC cab is in situ at last – progress. I think I have found out why there is a delay to the fibre broadband install though. The old cabinet (number 10 in Lincoln) is full. There is no space to feed in any fibre tails so it is going […]

Olympic torch relay, Samsung social media and getting down with the kids

I don’t know about you but I for one am really looking forward to the Olympics. I have tickets for three sports – footballing in Cardiff, Kayaking in Lee Valley North London and High Diving at the Aquatics centre in the Olympic Park. I could have bought more in the last release, including the much […]

Father’s Day special – like father like daughter

Because it is father’s day I have special permission to publish some previously unseen photos of me and my daughter Hannah. They were taken earlier this month at the Sir Joseph Banks conservatory at the Lawn in Lincoln. As you can see she is the spitting image of me. I have entitled the first photo […]

Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells FTTC Broadband Availability Data Reliability

Actually that post title was a bit misleading. It should have read “frustrated of Lincoln”. The FTTC broadband availability checker has been saying 31st March for FTTC at my house for a good six months now. For a long time I considered this to be a reasonable target date – 2 out of 4 Lincoln […]

2 days til Santa comes yay

This is undoubtedly one of my favourite times of the year. When you are a believer like me the run up to Christmas Eve is very exciting. I start going to bed early and being a good boy so that there can be no question in Santa’s mind that he should be making that important […]

FTTC Broadband: 2 Out of 4 Exchanges in Lincoln Now Have It

It’s getting exciting. Last time I looked at this map only one of the exchanges in Lincoln had FTTC broadband enabled. Now there are two. Mine is the one in the centre of town saying “coming soon”. It probably won’t be in by Christmas which is a shame. Also sorry if I’m going on a […]

If you know anyone that might fit the bill please put them in touch #telesales #jobs in Newark please retweet

If you live within striking distance of Newark – Lincoln, Nottingham, Mansfield Grantham etc and are looking for a job in telesales then I have the job for you! We are hiring. This is a new team.  In fact this is the first of many teams in a growing area of the business and so […]

Lincoln – jewel in a sea of tweets #BBCLincolnshire @thelincolnite

Lincoln, for those billions1 of you that have never been, is a beautiful romano-medieval backwater towards the right hand middle bit of England, on the way to Skegness. During the middle ages it was an important financial centre but the bridge across the river Trent at Newark put paid to that as all the traffic […]