Archive from January, 2011
Jan 21, 2011 - Just Now    No Comments


Another week has gone by. Still cold in the mornings so no running at the moment as my back is  a little sore still. Managed badminton last Monday OK.

Spent the week kicking off on the latest course work on the final couple of chapters now of the first block. Spent most of the week on line doing the CISCO site on networks especially the makeup of TCP/IP protocols, well what is inside them, not sure I will ever need to know but there is bound to be a question what is in the network layer etc. Next read is wireless networks etc. Brought a calculator and managed to figure out how to do the sums 4.27 x 10^6 x 3.14x 10^9 and 4.9×10^9/3.6×10^-9. Can you do it. Answers on a post card.

We had intended to go to the homeopathic hospital this afternoon but we have had so many changes that I called to check and it is next Thursday so saved a trek over to Anniesland.  Have bowls AGM tonight which is a big wow that I could do without but I had better show a face or they may revoke my membership.

Not done much on the joomla website but have had an extended play on the drupal ones on the MAC but I am not convinced not very user friendly for me anyway so will stick with joomla just now. I will need to look over the hosting sites sometime as I could not get directly into phpmyadmin on the Fasthosts site.


Jan 14, 2011 - Uncategorized    No Comments


Made the first foray to the greenhouse yesterday, a bit of tidying up done. The water buts have an iceberg in each still and you can only get down about 2 inches on the soil. NB Jaks managed to get the discount on the T&M site plus an extra five pound because I rang up and queried it not working.  Brought some potato packs to do a full years test on the bags.

Went for my first run this year only been twice since the snows of November.

Downloaded Drupal 7 to see what I could do with it, not a lot as it seems more complicated than joomla, download joomla 1.6 and got it working apart from the editor. No more done with other than the basics.

Started course  a lot to take in with some calculator work, now don’t laugh but when I was at school they did not exist (calculators) and I have no children at home to crib off.  Managed with the grey cells to work some things out, so WH Smith on Monday to buy a scientific one. I looked in Tesco but it looked more complicated than I needed.

Into storage definitions at the moment, and I have to write a technical report by the end of February on a subject not yet released. There seems to be quite a bit of online work as well as section on CISCO systems very early on in the next two weeks.


Jan 8, 2011 - Uncategorized    No Comments


Now Saturday with the New Year well past but unfortunately the snow returned today. It is raining just now so most likely all gone by morning.

Spent Thursday in Glasgow exchanging some presents and had lunch with Matthew.

Just made a paella from Jamie Oliver cook book that Philip & Jacquie gave me for Christmas. Very nice but difficult to make for two.

Been busy at last in getting the new website up and running. The address is  the site is still evolving so all the links are not available yet.  I cannot get the email link to work. I spent a lot of time on to support which unfortunately was in Asia so I think I will be moving to a new host and try the other domain I have

My honours course website opens on Monday so it is back to the books when the course starts at the end of the month.


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