Thursday, July 29, 2010


Yay - Sonisphere starts tomorrow and I'm ready!  Me and two others are heading up for a weekend of heavy metal and rock.  Highlights include Iron Maiden, Therapy, Alice in Chains, Alice Cooper, Skunk Anansie and Pendulum.  I am looking forward to a full weekend of beer and music :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A bug behind my monitor :(

With all this hot weather there are thunder-bugs all over the place - one managed to get behind my computer screen - just hope he doesn't die there and stay like a dead-pixel forever :(

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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I had a rare occurance 2 weeks back - one of the 500GB drives in my Home Server failed.  Seeing as it was less than 3 years old I sent it back to Seagate - who duely replaced it with a new one.  Just installed and all back and running - thanks Seagate!

Flip Mino HD 2nd Generation

I finally cracked and bought a FLIP.  The new MINO HD 2nd Gen came out.  It does 720p, good low light and will record 2 hours of footage - all for £130.  Only problem so far is that it takes AGES to charge the battery - was wondering if it was DOA for a bit!

Salomon XA Pro 3D GTX

The VERY NICE guys at Salomon made my week.  Nearly a year back I bought a pair of Salomon shoes whilst in Sweden (it was snowing).  They've been great but despite light use one of the internal seams split and a hole soon appeared in the inner liner.  Depsite buying from a different country and not having the receipt - the guys at Salomon UK took the shoes and a credit card bill and happily offered a replacement.  The ones I bought were out of stock so they offered me my pick as replacement.  I now have this fantastic goretex pair which came after only one week.  THANKS SALOMON - THAT *IS* CUSTOMER SERVICE! *****

Monday, July 19, 2010


I've been waiting for the new hardware revision Xbox360 to be launched - and on Friday it did.  So, I popped by and got one on my way to work.  It is smaller, lighter and has more I/O than the last revision and is much quieter in opperation.  Let's hope it doesn't suffer from RROD :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Knight Bike Rider - Insomnia at Bedgebury 2010

It's getting near the time of year again when Mountain Biking gets a lot more fun (and muddy).  Last year I went on the first every BHF Insomnia Night Race in Bedgebury, Kent.  We raised over £1500 and had a great time.  So, I've decided to do it again this year.  I hope they'll be four of us again - riding throughout the night.  Am also hoping to get some of the guys at work to come along.  This year it is on Sep 18/19.

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