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A bird in the box (and others elsewhere)

Monday, January 31st, 2011

All winter so far a little blue tit has spent each night in our nest box. Set on the side of our shed, and fitted with an infra-red camera we have been able to see each evening as he settles down – usually just before dusk. By the time the sun’s up he’s on his way – I guess the early bird really does catch the worm!

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We have also set up some fat-balls with seeds embedded, hanging on the washing line and these are visited by a whole range of small birds, including, from early on, a rather aggressive robin. There’s even a pigeon that picks up the seeds that fall onto the floor.

Fresh From Twitter this week

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Been fror a drive. Lovely blue sky & sunshine, crocuses peeping through the soil in people’s gardens. Won’t be long before Spring is here.

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Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Whoops – forgot to put the water in the bread machine last night. Result wouldn’t look out of place in geology lab as sandstone sample.

After four years since last looking at it, I just got a #Plone install up and running sweetly. Amazing how all that #Zope stuff comes back

Now in the office. Jolly cold outside and was some very light sleety/snow when I left home.

Daughter not well today so WFH (quite peaceful & nice view) this morning ’till Serena gets home from the nursery.

RT @Abinger_Hammer: The Infamous Dorking Cockerel! Our Feb 2011 feature < it’s probably over 20 feet tall

Finally discovered that the codes to transfer calls on my Asterisk system actually work. More reasons SWMBO longs for a “normal” telephone.

@adders – You must have found that hat!

Fresh From Twitter this week

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Lots of big puddles on the way to work. Ideal for swishing through in the Landrover.

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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Wow. Just discovered that a project I’m doing work for is about a hundred times bigger than I realised!

Long session with Movable Type Consultant was useful and now I have some things to try to fix some probs. Not all fixed yet, though!

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-05

Sunday, September 5th, 2010
  • Landrover prepped for green laning this afternoon with a Jeep driver who wants to know what it's all about. #
  • Back from some delightful green laning in the Surrey Hills. Hello to all the other Landrover enthusiasts having fun today. #
  • About to have Toad-in-the-Hole for supper. And a beer. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-29

Sunday, August 29th, 2010
  • Back in the swing of things. Two weeks in SW England with no net connection beyond a bit of damp string was actually rather relaxing! #
  • It's so wet that there's a puddle in the foot-well of the Landrover. Must be the way the rain is falling. #
  • Just finished (for the moment) a big tranche of work for Mucho Fun & Frustration! #
  • Just been into town to buy some Fireworks for G's party on Tuesday. They only had the "bigger" box collections. Clever retail strategy. #
  • Nice ice cream from the deli called "Taste of Europe" in South Street (at the old PDSA HQ). #
  • Rustling up some supper with leftovers: #
  • Just had a ten minute power-cut south of Dorking – hardly long enough to invoke all the standby systems (or find a torch & candle!). #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-08

Sunday, August 8th, 2010
  • More fun with mod_rewrite rules and blog changes with legal repurcussions to complete quickly. Nice challenge. #
  • Wrestling completed. Gadget-master blog now at #
  • RT @samblackledge: – Dorking brewery << Here's another Dorking brewery: #
  • never a guard on train when you want a ticket HLM-SUO expect hassle at SUO. #TRAINTALES #
  • Packing – clothes, toothbrush, beach gear: Easy! Technology – impossible decisions about what to take or leave…. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-01

Sunday, August 1st, 2010
  • EDF fixed contract ends. Wrestling with price comparisons. EDF site itself seems to have almost no hard data to help. Hard work! #
  • findlater #
  • Helping sort out DNS records. #
  • Currently watching RedBull X-Fighters: WOW! That's an astounding way to use a motorbike! Stupendous! #
  • Authentic Navy rum: Yours for £600 a bottle < So tempting. #
  • Eating fish and chips picnic with the family whilst sitting in the car looking at the view on the Cotmandene #
  • Nice handful of runner beans constitutes our first crop. Guess what we're having for supper! #
  • Just emptied the big (very big) paddling pool as the water was getting a bit murky. Grass will probably be greener in the morning! #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-25

Sunday, July 25th, 2010
  • I seem to be inhetiting a hugely badly maintained and quite big database of a DNS portfolio. #poisonedchalice #
  • More problems since before the weekend with O2 signal at home. Spent 30+mins in phone to O2 getting nowhere. #o2fail (again!) #
  • At a wedding in Brockham #

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