Just a shout out to Facebook friend Mollie Pop and her healthy, natural dog food and treats.
Archive for the ‘Miscellanea’ Category
I’m slightly ashamed to see that it’s been about 8 months since my last post here.
My other website ventures – mostly for other people – have been taking too much of my spare time, but I need to get back to posting more regularly.
So, what’s happened in that time.
Well, the Dakar has been sold to free up time on more valuable projects.
The Disco is now up to 93,000 miles and has just had the luxury of a professional service instead of my tender ministrations. There have been a few glitches in the last six months but (touch wood) it’s pretty solid for a vehicle of that age and mileage. and I hope there will be many more miles to come.
On the Ham Radio front, not much has changed. I taught a foundation class in March with a record 14 attendees and they all passed, which was quite a buzz. I’ve also managed to find a workable antenna for home use, and there’s more about this on the M0HAK website.
But I need to get blogging, commenting, and ranting more often. The target is at least a weekly post. Let’s see if I can sustain it.
The existing theme wasn’t compatible with WordPress 2.8. This one is. It’ll do for now.
It’s not often I find myself wanting to quote the label off a beer bottle – certainly not when it’s the first one of the evening. But Goddard’s Duck’s Folly describes itself as “Full and round, rather like Anthony Goddard”. Since he was a Lloyd’s insurance underwriter who was financially “stuffed” in the 1990′s … “it’s an anagram, and we’ll leave it to you to work it out….”
It also describes which food to serve it with (any robust dish goes better with beer than wine), and notes that “a high erlevel of alcohol lends a softer mouth-feel and provides that ‘iron fist in a velvet glove” robustness.
Yes, I’m messing with the theme. It’s time for a change, but I can’t decide what I like. Please bear with me.
As reported on the Southgate ARC website:
I’ve always claimed they only ever made the first half of ‘The Italian Job’.
Ever wondered how hurricanes are named?
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml tells you all you need to know.