Dipping my feet into home security

Sadly it seems every day (most certainly correlated to the COVID-19 pandemic) there are more reports of crime in the villages surrounding where I live. Of particular concern for me, dog thefts. A few years ago I was surprised by Mrs H’s interest when I floated the idea of a Ring Doorbell. (I will be […]

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George Floyd, 1973–2020.

Until writing this, I have made no public reflection on the death of George Floyd, the continuing situation in America (and by extension the UK and so forth), or the trending topic of whether black lives matter. Update: It has come to my attention that there is a subtle but crucially distinct difference between stating […]

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Apple Watch: Waterproof or not?

A few of us today at work discussed the upcoming Apple Watch (pre-orders from 10th April) and the topic of water-proofing came up. A little research on Google reveals no “definitive” answer, so I took matters into my own hands and hunted the main official Apple Watch (web-)pages for any hint. Sure enough I found […]

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Ebuyer – maxing out the result limit

This might be useful to someone, somewhere, out there. Those who’re into tinkering with things they shouldn’t will notice that Ebuyer’s search pages include a “limit” GET variable in the results page URL. The upper limit appears to be 30, but going negatively causes a different kettle of fish: http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=a%25&x=0&y=0&limit=-3000 (That URL is not for […]

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Camp day 1

Aye, so the peeps turned up, network coverage is at a minimum, but the weather is good (praise the Lord). Thank you to all those who baked cakes, the chocolate digestive was superb – thanks Elane! Hopefully the campfire pic uploads, hello to all you from East Dean!

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