Eurocon 2009 - More than just simulation

Posted on Fri 17 April 2009 in Internet

You might imagine that the Eurocon is a group of 40 grown ups playing computer games and drinking beer. Well, that's only part of what's going on. This morning 4 of us went to the local indoor snow ski slope. At about 500m long and kept at a steady minus …


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Learn french in 10 days.... assuming you don't need sleep?

Posted on Wed 14 January 2009 in Internet

My French prof runs an email list of... well, a mixture of humour, observations and such, the sort that many people forward to your email. The good thing for me is that a lot of it is in French and try as I might, I often have to really work …


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Choosing a web browser - why can't I just put up with the default

Posted on Mon 20 October 2008 in Internet

My first web browser was Netscape 1.1

I remember sitting in the training rooms of GEC Marconi Avionics sometime in the late 90's, going through the self study 'How to use the internet' course. They were good courses, I spent many evenings learning better driving skills (spotting the hazards …


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GPS Logging from my PDA...needs a little work I think

Posted on Thu 02 October 2008 in Internet • Tagged with GPS Walking

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I spent the afternoon of my day off going for a walk. From my house in Faversham I walked to canterbury via some woodland, old villages and the North Downs way. As …


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Sunday European Campaign - on target so far...

Posted on Sun 28 September 2008 in Internet

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Two weeks in, the "Sunday European Campaign" is going well. The SEC, as it's been shortened to, is an event within the game of Aces High 2 where players from all over the world virtually fly world war 2 aircarft and …


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