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Archive for February, 2006

National Boat Caravan and Outdoor Show at the NEC 2006

Monday, February 27th, 2006

I attended the National Boat, Caravan and Outdoor Show at the NEC on Saturday. I have visited the show on a few different occasions. The thing I like about the show is that there is a wide variety of different exhibits. Rather than just going to a show on boating, or on caravans the show […]

Linux Professional Institute Certifed Junior Systems Administrator (LPIC 102 Exam)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Last year at the Linux World Expo 2005 I took and passed the first of the Linux Professional Institute Certification exams LPIC 101. Today I took the second of the Junior Level Administration exams, LPIC 102. I passed the exam scoring 680 points (required pass score 500). This now qualifies me at Linux Professional Certified […]

Spyware and Sport – (Internet Parasite wins Sporting Medal)

Monday, February 20th, 2006

It seams that Dale Begg-Smith and I have a couple of things in common. We are both involved with spyware and we have both gained awards in sport. On the Spyware front, I have spent a lot of time removing spyware from my own and friend’s computers. Whereas Dale Begg-Smith has become rich as president […]

24 Studio Catalogue … Please hold the line … please hold the line … please hold the line …

Friday, February 17th, 2006

I’m sure that I’m not the only one that gets fed up of being stuck in a telephone queue, but recently we’ve had one that really is taking it to the extreme. During December we ordered some items from 24 “Studio” Catalogue. This is a mail order company stlling mainly household items. Unlike some of […]

UK Smoking ban – some of the arguments

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

The UK Parliament has voted through a smoking ban prohibiting smoking in (almost) all public enclosed spaces. This I think is a great plus for the health of people in the UK, both for those that enjoy a drink or food in an non-polluted atmosphere, but also for those that have to work in that […]

Holiday with a Baby, Center Parcs Sherwood Forest Nottingham UK

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

I have now added another Blog Page, with details of our holiday with a baby at Centre Parcs, Sherwood Forest Nottingham. This is the second holiday with our baby daughter that I’ve created a blog with. She’s getting a bit older now which means she’s a little easier to take away (compared to our first […]

Coventry Transport Museum – Still being refurbished

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Living in Coventry I’ve visited the Coventry Transport Museum a few times. My last visit was only last year, but with the posters promising that the refurbishment would be complete in the "New Year", I went again this weekend. Unfortunately despite waiting until a month and a half into the new year the museum is […]

Theatre Review: Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers, Belgrade Coventry, Starring Linda Nolan

Friday, February 10th, 2006

We went to see Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry last weekend. I was keen to see the musical as the St. John Ambulance show that I’d been involved in last year included a couple of songs from the musical. I was certainly not left disappointed. The show has already won […]

Webcalendar, creating a photographic diary online, using Linux and PHP.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I’ve been searching for a way to catalogue my photographs for some time. I tried creating my own web based photo manager using perl, but whilst it handled creating previews fine. I was still not happy with the way that I was storing information on the photos, and in particular how to create index files […]

Holiday with a Baby, Center Parcs Sherwood Forest Nottingham UK

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

In December 2005 we took our four month old baby on holiday to the Sherwood Forest Center parcs, Nottingham. We have visited several of the Center Parcs resorts in the UK (and one in the Netherlands), but this is the first time since we’ve had a baby. This is not the first holiday with our […]

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