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Precarious Squirrel

Everyone knows squirrels are stupid but this one seems extra doof: he has climbed up to the top of this tree (I’m on the third floor) and is swaying around in the wind!

Chasing Rainbows

Last weekend I was having a rather uneventful day out exploring the western end of Berkshire when I was caught in a sudden and unexpected downpour. Afterwards there was this totally awesome rainbow! It looked like the end was about 100m away in neighbouring field. Unfortunately as I chased after it it retreated further away […]

Xcowsay 1.3 finally in Debian

I was pleasantly surprised today when I did a dist-upgrade on Debian Jessie today and it upgraded xcowsay to version 1.3 which was released a mere four years ago. Alarmingly, there appear to be bug reports! Methinks I should be working on a 1.4 release…

Embraché the Weather

The Bootsy says it so it must be true: warmest Halloween ever! I went for a walk to Bexhill with my parents and it was positively summery. Also, much to my horror, I turned 30 today. And now for some happy news! You might remember almost exactly four years ago on this very blog I […]

If You Go Down to the Woods Today

…you’d better watch out for the abandoned rusting circular saw and canister of unidentified hazardous liquid! This footpath has FAILED its health and safety inspection. So I was out adventuring near Henley this Saturday. I figured I knew the area well enough that I didn’t need to bother looking at the map. This turned out […]

News at Bedtime

This is the funniest thing I’ve heard in ages: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pd34q/episodes/player

Staines Revisted

My previous visit to Staines generated quite some comment in the blogosphere. And now Staines has officially been renamed Staines-on-Thames surely it deserves a repeat visit? It’s been wet and dreary here for weeks so rather than head off somewhere remote and exotic I decided last Sunday to walk from my house over to Staines-on-Thames. […]

Conkers

I forgot to post some photos from a few weeks back. Here’s the Kennet and Avon canal near Midgham in Berkshire. The canal stretches all the way from Reading to Bath. Might be fun to adventure along sometime. On this particular outing I walked north east to Pangbourne through a forest covered in conkers! ‘Tis […]

Oslo Again

After a three year hiatus my work trips to Oslo have happily resumed. Our company recently moved into some office space at Fornebu just outside Oslo which is coincidentally quite near the Lysaker offices of my former employer. The office itself is inside a refurbished terminal building of the old Oslo airport. The new airport […]

Piggies Ahoy

Last Sunday I went adventuring in the downs near Newbury. Obsessive fans of this blog may remember I last visited Newbury five years ago but I only did minor exploring of the surrounding countryside. The highlight of the whole trip was when I unexpectedly stumbled upon a large encampment of friendly piggies! The piggies came […]