First thoughts on S104


I love it. I could leave it there. This course is wonderful. Each page I turn brings something else that simply makes my day to know. I’ve always had an interest in most science, but to learn it to some degree of detail and MAKE yourself understand it as properly as you can is different….

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Interesting object on Ascension Island


I saw Ascension Island mentioned on the BBC News website today. Having recently gained a great interest in Geology and Earth Sciences, I thought I would have a look using the satellite view in Google Maps. A lot of the imagery of the island is ‘redacted’, I assume because there is an air base there….

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BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences (Astronomy and Planetary Science)


Well the title sounds grand and I’m hoping the course will be. I unexpectedly found myself with a lot of time on my hands and a great need to fill it with something meaningful and worthwhile. Enrolling for this course was the answer. I remember as an 11 year old, I would wake early in…

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Leonardo’s Oscar


Just seen that Leonardo Di Caprio won a Golden Globe for his performance in The Revenant. I’ve seen the trailers, it looks amazing. I could not believe he has never won an Oscar. I find with every film I see, he just gets better and better at his craft, he is such a fine actor….

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Time Travellers


I read a lot of Time Travel novels and watch a lot of Time Travel films. It is the most interesting Sci Fi subject going I reckon, so much space for interesting twists and occurrences… So I have a theory. If time travellers from the future travel back, they will want to prove they are…

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The Harrietsham Anomaly


I keep meaning to blog this, to see if I can get someone to explain something to me. When I drive along the M20 towards Maidstone, there is a¬†bizarre concrete ‘tunnel’ which the high speed train goes through. It is located at Harrietsham and has become known to those who know me as The Harrietsham…

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My Pi Projects


Looking here, I see I pretty much only mentioned my Pi activities when I received my first one! Since then I have completed a few projects and have a couple in development. Photobooth My first main project was a Photobooth – a very popular application of a Pi I found out. I built one for…

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Proops and other surplus memories…


When I were a lad… here we go again… There was a very healthy market in surplus electrical  and electronic equipment. It seemed to be the hub of this market was Tottenham court Road in London. My Dad introduced me to Proops in Tottenham Court Road. I remember you would walk in and there would…

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Garland Brothers and the golden age of hobby electronics


Does anyone reading this remember Garland Brothers on Deptford Broadway? When I was about 11 onwards, I became interested big-time in what my Dad did as a hobby – Electronics. He had studied radio maintenance in the RAF as a National Service recruit and it led to a lifetimes interest in radio and electronics. In…

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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye


It’s never a good idea to have your blog open whilst listening to music. Maybe it’s just me, but you suddenly feel you need to tell the world about that amazing track you just listened to! I saw Jools Holland and his band many years back, at the Royal Albert Hall. The one act that…

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