Archive for the ‘travel’ Category

October 2022

31Oct22

Pupdate The boys were too frequently pulling on their lead when wearing harnesses, so we did a bit of slip lead training, and now they’ve got collars and they’re walking much more nicely :) New VPS I’ve mentioned in past posts that I run a handful of VPSs so that I can emerge from the […]


July 2022

31Jul22

Pupdate Milo’s been with us for a whole year now, which meant he got to join Max this time on our family holiday in the Lake District: Holiday We returned to Keeper’s Cottage on the Graythwaite Estate, as it was brilliant last year, and it was just as good this time around. Heatwave Our trip […]


May 2022

31May22

Pupdate May saw the last of this year’s beautiful bluebells, and the boys enjoyed running around amongst them. Back to Barcelona After Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Mar I returned to Barcelona for the more focussed Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions World Congress. It was a much smaller event, but for me the conversations were […]


March 2022

31Mar22

Pupdate Although it’s looking ready to snow outside as I type, we’ve had some glorious summery weather in March, which means plenty of time outside running around for the boys. But the picture that grabbed most attention was this one: People thought we’d got another sausage dog, but it was just the boys hanging out […]


Black Sea ’93

12Mar22

The last few weeks have had me reflecting a lot on my time in Russia and Ukraine almost 30y ago… When I joined the Royal Navy in ’89 we were definitely living in ‘interesting times’. The defence studies lecturers at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) Dartmouth were tearing up talks they’d used for decades as […]


July 2021

31Jul21

Pupdate The big news this month is the arrival of Milo. So we now have double the fun. Holiday The other big news was that we went on holiday for a week in the Lake District. The Lakes were for a while a regular family destination, and then for a variety of reasons we stopped […]


Maps

24Jul21

For those who know me well you may be surprised that this is not a post about Wardley Maps. It’s about regular maps to find where you’re going, and the various mapping apps now available. Background I spent last week in the Lake District, my first time back there in over a decade, after it […]


Background A travel router has been part of my kitbag for many years, starting with a D-Link DWL-G730AP back in 2007. More recently I’ve been using a few GL.iNet GL-MT300N (v2), as they’re small and cheap enough to have in my work bag and my travel bag. I wasn’t particularly worried about speed, as I […]


June 2021

30Jun21

Pupdate My Apple Fitness challenge for June was to walk/run 225.5km, which resulted in some bonus walks for Max, despite the mostly awful weather. Back to London I went into London for the first time in 15 months. It was for an emergency dentist visit (which turned out OK), but it’s a trip I’d rather […]


December 2020

31Dec20

I don’t think I’ve ever been so glad for a holiday break… In this post, a brief pupdate, some new toys, People Powered, the history of PCBs, toiletry vacations, and some Pi and VR stuff. Pupdate Max continues to grow, and get used to being part of the household. It’s been really fun having him […]