First TMA Away

November 24, 2009 Leave a comment

I have finished and submitted my first TMA.  I hope it’s ok.
I’m feeling fairly confident about most of it but I don’t want to predict the score.
Fingers crossed.

In my last update I posted the wrong video.  Here is the correct one.
It’s the first part of a 6 part (I think) series of ads from the eighties.
Well worth watching.

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Dad’s Better & Memory Trips

November 20, 2009 Leave a comment

It’s good to hear that dad is better.

Also see if these bring back any memories.

Ads from the 80’s

There’s loads more 70’s and 80’s TV at this YouTube channel.

The memories


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Dad’s Ill

November 17, 2009 Leave a comment

Get well soon Dad.

Just had word that dad is in hospital for checks and tests.  The doctors aren’t worried which is some comfort but I’ll feel better once he’s been given the all clear.


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Another Birthday

November 9, 2009 Leave a comment

It was my wife’s birthday on Saturday.

I can’t tell you how many years of course (I like being able to breath without a machine).

She doesn’t look a day over twenty 😀

Happy birthday


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Binary :S

November 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Recently in my studies, I’ve had to deal with binary numbers.  This is a base 2 system and comprehension of this had proved ever illusive.  Recently though I vanquished this little problem.  Even to the point where I can do simple addition.

For example

  10110 - 22
+ 11101 - 29
 110011 - 51

The numbers to the right are the decimal equivalent.

It’s actually easer than decimal once you get your head round it.

Also Happy 100th birthday to my Nan who celebrated this auspicious occasion last weekend.  I even got to see the famous ‘telegram’ from the queen.  These days of course it’s a card with a picture of her majesty.  She could have smiled though 😀

I’ve also added another link; Environmental Graffiti.

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Apple v Nokia

October 23, 2009 Leave a comment

I do like it when giants clash.  Nokia versus Apple in a patent row.  Click here for more info

Nokia, the world’s biggest mobile phone maker, has said that it is suing its US rival Apple for infringing patents on mobile phone technology for the iPhone.

Nokia said it had not been compensated for its technology, and accused Apple of “trying to get a free ride on the back of Nokia’s innovation”.

Should be interesting to see how big the eventual payout will be.

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Titan Quest + Exp Pack

October 22, 2009 2 comments

In between studying we relax playing Titan Quest.  It’s an action RPG much like Diablo but with better visuals.  It’s good fun.

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