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Archives for April, 2015

Boris Sighting

Out in Uxbridge buying lunch today who did I see but the almighty God-Emperor of Great Britain and prospective MP, Boris Johnson! In real life he’s somewhat shorter and paler than I imagined. Unfortunately I was so overcome with awe I didn’t go up and get my photo taken with him before the minder hustled […]

Stratford-upon-Avon

Sunny spring Saturday? Sounds like time for an epic adventure! I hadn’t been to the Cotswolds since my adventure to Cheltenham nearly a year ago so it was high time for another visit. I caught the train to Kingham on the edge of Oxfordshire and planned to walk to Stratford-upon-Avon. I was hampered a bit […]

Brecon Beacons

I had a couple of days off work last week and thought I’d go adventuring further afield. So I backed up my tent and headed for the nearest mountain range in the Brecon Beacons. I only had one full day so I tried to plan a route visiting as many peaks as possible. Or, to […]

New Code Generator

I haven’t written much about my VHDL compiler recently and there has been little public GitHub activity. This is because I’ve spent the last six months completely rewriting the way the back-end code generation works and I finally merged the result back into the master branch last week. This rather lengthy post attempts to explain […]

Seagulls

Seagulls! The bane of any seaside visitor. Being pooed on is not lucky, it’s very unpleasant! Here we see an idle one posing for a photo. Shortly after he flew off to join his friend. No doubt planning some form of hooliganism. Here are another pair of gulls engaging in their favourite pastime: rooting through […]

Pevensey to Battle

I tried to convince my parents of the fun of point-to-point adventuring by taking them on a family outing from Pevensey castle to the site of the battle of Hastings at the appropriately named town of “Battle”. My first mistake was picking a rather dismal day to do it: the weather was mostly drizzle and […]