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Archives for October, 2010

Hastings Pier

A very sad event happened in my hometown a few weeks ago: Hastings pier was largely destroyed in a huge fire; possibly started by some miscreants. This is the first time I’ve been back to Hastings since the fire and although it had been closed for several years pending repair, the pier is in a […]

Beeches Way

It’s Sunday so it must be time for another day out. Today I walked along the Beeches Way, a path from Cookham in Berkshire to Yiewsley in West London, slicing through the southern part of Buckinghamshire. It’s a very pleasant place to go walking with lots of woodland and few built-up areas until you get […]

Reading to Goring

Off I go again! Westwards this time, towards Oxford. I walked from Reading to Goring along the Thames. Pretty countryside, but not a lot to report except this picturesque church at Whitchurch: A bit later on I came across a crazy horse who was trying to nom his way through a fence. Best not to […]


Last weekend I went to EuroBSDCon 2010 in Karlsruhe, Germany. It was very interesting! I learnt lots, especially from the Kirk McKusick tutorial I did on the Friday. It was all paid for by work as well. In the evenings I managed to get outside and explore Karlsruhe a bit. It’s a nice provincial town, […]

House of competence

Wish I lived there.