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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G6AFY = 33


It’s 12pm on 14th February 2015 and G6AFY is exactly 33 years old today! On this day in 1981 I pressed that PTT and spoke with Les, G8MKU who was all of 100 yards away. A wonderful hobby.

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Sleepers


Sleepers are, I imagine, not something one comes across much these days. Not the old wooden ones at least. Sleepers were of course the heavy chunks of wood that ran the length and breadth of the country below our train tracks. They sat perpendicular to the rail line and supported it. I see they have…

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Danny Dunn Invisible Boy comes true!


So, I am seeing something I dreamed of as a lad come true in my lifetime. As a 9 year old, I read a book from my primary school library that had a great and lasting influence on me. It was called Danny Dunn Invisible Boy and was part of a series of books about…

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