Thursday, May 29, 2008

I finally caved and bought As such this blog can now be gotten to by simply typing rakh1 and then hitting ctrl and enter at the same time :)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Whipsnade Zoo

I forgot to mention that we went to the zoo last weekend - I took my big camera and got some great shots. Link in title.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

HTC Diamond Video Reviews

Gears over at CoolSmartPhone is doing daily video reviews of a trial HTC Diamond. They are excellent and offer many answers - head on over to watch them.

Friday, May 23, 2008

HTC TyTN II WM6.1 ROM released

The moment has finally arrived (although at least 2 months later than promissed) and HTC have released the Windows Mobile 6.1 update for the TyTN II. I am installing as we speak as it offers several benefits: improved bluetooth, threaded SMS, more stability, etc etc. It takes about 10 mins to upgrade... Almost a shame I only have the phone a few more weeks before the Diamond arrives.


K and I went to the Doctors today for our vaccinations. We needed HepA and Typhoid boosters and then Diptheria and Tetanus. One in each arm. I am sore...

Friday, May 16, 2008

A-Class Ordered

The order for the A-Class went in today - woohoo. Now I just have to wait for the engine option to become available and then Personal Collection will contact me. Can't wait!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mercedes Personal Collection

I should have the order for my next work car in by then end of this week. As a bit of fun I am going to use the Mercedes Personal Collection service. They'll fly me business to Germany, taxi me from the airport to the hotel, provide dinner and breakfast with overnight accomodation. In the morning they'll taxi me to the factory and give me a tour. I then pick up the car and get to drive it home with insurance, transit plates and Eurotunnel included. The best bit - it is free!

Safer Neighbourhoods Awards 2008

I've once again been nominated for a Police Award. This time the county Safer Neighbourhoods Awards to be held in County Hall, Hertford. I am to be presented with a certificate and then, if I win the nominations also get a trophy. Sounds all very posh :)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Merc re-spec

I had to re-spec the Merc as a load of options changed with the new-look car coming in Sept. A shame as I lost some good options (climate control), but gained others (auto-parking) :) The new spec is:

A150 Classic SE, black with black
Exterior sight and light pack (auto wipers, lights, mirror)
Seat comfort pack (adjustable lumbar and cushion angle)
Cruise Control/limiter
Leather wheel, gear and handbrake
Centre arm rest
Panoramic fixed glass roof
Multi-contour driver's seat
Active park-assist
Adjustable steering column
6CD changer with multimedia interface (iPod control)

Here's a demo of the 'Active park assist' :)

T&H's farewell party...

Our final stop of the day was in London to wish T&H a happy move to Denmark. Great party even if I was the only one who ended up in the Jacuzzi :)


After the tea rooms we continued to Ely where we med T (just bought new flat) and J (down from Aberdeen). Strolled down to a river-side pub where we ate and drank and generally enjoyed the heat and the sun.

Orchard Team Rooms

K and I popped in to the Orchard Tea Rooms en-route to T's this weekend. We enjoyed some cold drinks surrounded by beautiful surroundings. A suitable place to take the Swedes when they next visit methinks! Thanks to Mel from Uni for the tip.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Last Exam

At 15:15 yesterday I completed my last exam for this year's MSc course. A load of us drove to the Brocket Arms afterwards for a few drinks and to relax in the sun. Most of these guys are full time and as such this is the end of their degree - me, I'll be back next year for round 2.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

New Toy?

Excuse my absence for the last week but I have been somewhat busy. After Prague I found myself presenting a large piece of coursework on Mon, followed by Swansea on Tue/Wed and then Aberdeen Thu/Fri. I got back home for midnight on Fri and have since been studying hard for my two end-of-year MSc exams (the last of which is today).

However, in a small fit of celebration for completing the year I have pre-ordered this little gem. The HTC Touch Diamond will be their new flagship model complete with all the usual extras such as GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth, etc but also a VGA screen for the first time and a 3.2MPix camera - nice! It has a novel new 3D GUI that should be interesting too but best of all it is much slimmer that the TyTN II I currently have. It is released on the 19th June...)