22/01/16(Fri)11:08

Been very cold and foggy this week in Herefordshire, thought I'd share a pic from the woods where I work. Struck me as a prime site for a horror movie :D

05/12/15(Sat)12:38

Yay, my new Alienware laptop arrived :D

26/11/15(Thu)13:29

17/08/15(Mon)11:31

Added a ramp to test the new Map Editor mod and it works perfectly :D
This is going to be a very cool mod :D
https://www.gta5-mods.com/scripts/map-editor

10/07/15(Fri)11:14

16/06/15(Tue)12:16

Make from wood that is green, as in freshly cut, not the colour :D
So I just finished a couple of greenwood chairs I've been working on. One is a rocking chair with traditional British twisted rush seat, the other is a 'walking stick' back chair with manilla rope for the seat.

15/06/15(Mon)19:15

Just renewed the bar for another year. Join the celebration and have a slice of turd cake :)

07/04/15(Tue)22:56

I found these little mother fungis (< see what I did there) in the garden. They're Morels in case you don't know, and they are mighty tasty :D

Oh, and this is the first photo taken with my new xperia Z3 compact :D

05/04/15(Sun)15:30

30/03/15(Mon)15:37

Yeah, the place really is called that!

25/03/15(Wed)21:39

20/03/15(Fri)10:44

Had a partial solar eclipse in the UK this morning. This is a shot at about the maximum.

09/02/15(Mon)08:38

05/02/15(Thu)14:56

Well now you can with the new 'looks like a cat humping your head' headband!

17/01/15(Sat)12:57

..and what a fucking drama that was :S

I tried the standard OTA update, it got half way and had an error.
Thankfully the device was still working though.
I tried that again, same problem.
No worries I think, I'll download the factory image from google and use that to flash the update manually.
It failed, not compatible!?!
Turns out this is a common problem google can't be arsed to fix.
I get an update for the update to fix that problem and try again.
Failed! I get a weird error that seemingly is related to using a USB3 port. Not only that but now my device is booting any more, I can only get to the bootloader to try and update again.
Try again, suddenly my device isn't recognised in windows any more, how the fuck am I supposed to update this thing now!?!
Try a different, better quality USB cable. Thank fuck windows sees the device again.
Try to update using another program.
Holy shit it works...
...but my 16Gb of internal storage has become 8Gb :(
Try again.
Same shit.
Finally find information that says to Lock and then Unlock the bootloader to restore the storage size (this was only found out by accident by a guy with the same problem)
Fuck me backwards and call me Vera, it fucking works!?! And it only took 2 days of fucking around!
Boots up to Android Lollipop (5.0.2)...
...Meh, I think I liked the old version better :S

XD

21/11/14(Fri)12:56

A Couple of idiots calling themselves David Zhang and Gareth Qi are trying to scam Merlins-Bar in to registering for domain names (David's service) in china to stop other people (Gareth's company) from using them.
I have wished them well and a long and happy marriage together.

13/11/14(Thu)18:24

20/10/14(Mon)19:52

Sorry I've not been around much lately, as usual my health hasn't been great.
However I've been waiting for a few weeks for confirmation of my mum having Myeloma (blood cancer) and things weren't looking hopeful, but today the results show she definitely doesn't have it which is great news :)
The doctors have now decided it is a nasty attack of rheumatoid arthritis which thankfully they can get on top of with a medication change.
I'm so relieved, it's been a bit of a tough few weeks.

14/10/14(Tue)12:38

Charlie chilling on the sofa :D

14/09/14(Sun)12:26

Kington Golf Club is a lovely place to have a walk and get in the way of golfers, walkers have right of way. The view isn't bad either :)

04/09/14(Thu)19:50

...boiling your water up here, alone.

Made myself a rocket stove from a galvanised buck and 5" stove flue elbow and some vermiculite. As you can see from the photo it appears to work :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_stove

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJioatk7xFM

18/07/14(Fri)12:26

This little birdie was outside my bedroom window this morning :)

13/07/14(Sun)13:17

Finally you be ultra cool on the battle field!

10/06/14(Tue)16:19

It's a great new show on adult swim (and the internet if you looks for it!). Very funny.
The Mr Meeseeks episode has been the funniest of the first season...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T200b1EquG0

30/05/14(Fri)13:11

21/04/14(Mon)14:22

...And the software for my android phone isn't far behind (see photo) :D
It lets me control and monitor the lights, alarm, gps tracker, battery voltages and power usage by the motor. Quite pleased with how it's working out :)

20/04/14(Sun)10:47