Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dell E6400

The lovely chaps at Dell are replacing my Latitude D620 with a brand new E6400 as the old one keeps crashing due to heat. They say it will be with me very soon, am hoping it comes on or before next Thu so that it coincides with Win7 being released on MSDN.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Front Garden Change

Our white picket fence finally rotted through and we made our minds up on what to replace it with. We've opted for a privet hedge this time - a softer, more natural look than the fence - plus it never needs painting!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Hubcap Lost - Replaced

I lost a hubcap a couple of weeks ago whilst in the UK heading for the ferry. Very annoying looking at the car all week with one black wheel. Anyway, Merc kindly replaced it under warranty and I am, as of an hour ago, back to 4-silver-wheeled symmetry again. Thanks Merc!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lowepro's new camera bags

Lowepro have just introduced a new range of their popular 'sling' bags (one if which I own). The new one is wider, more flexible in terms of storeage and offers a padded compartment for a laptop. It also fits airline carry-on sizing - tempting! Need to find a store with them in to see if I need the small or large version.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


K and I just got back from a week in the Summer House at Kivik. It was meant to rain all week but we had fantastic weather - sunny and warm! There are lots more pics at flickr (link in title). We drove over and back this time and the 17.5 hour drive back was still preferable to RyanAir :)

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


Hmmm - I'd like on of these: You put your 3G data SIM in it and it acts like a mini router so you can connect several wifi devices to it. Would be great in hotels or whilst travelling. Or, even as a backup home internet device should the BB fail.

Massive Storms

Since around 09:30 this morning there has been nothing but thunder and rain. Not the usual stuff either - massive trpoical downpours and incredible thunder. Internet has been down twice, Vodafone died for 30 mins - am worried the power might go later :(

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Renault F1 @ Silverstone

K and I were invited to Renault's World Series at Silverstone. Had a great day with the hightlight being K getting to sit in Alonso's car from last year. Thanks to RS for making the day so awesome! Pics linked in title.

Friday, July 03, 2009

12 Hour Night Ride - Knebworth Nights

12 Hours - night ride - for charity :)

OK - I'm in alongside J, A and S. We've created a 4-man team called Knebworth Nights and although I'm never one that does much of the sponsored thing we created this page if you fancy throwing some cash to the BHF:

Snapfish Photos

With V-Media I get 50 Snapfish photos free a month. I just recieved my first set - they are ok but dissapointing.

When there is an outsized picture, instead of shrinking it to fit, they crop it. So, nice landscapes and tall photos get made into rubbish. Not happy :(

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

MacBook Pro

K got a slightly early wedding anniversary present yesterday - a shiney new 13" MacBook Pro. Took 6 hours to transfer her info from the old one to this and most of today for its first timemachine backup. Seems nice though - I like the backlit keyboard!

Monkey Island Returns!

After 10 years it is back:

If you are quick you can order the special edition pack ;)