Archive for the 'misc' Category

PC problems

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Oh fun. I’ve been having PC problems – it keeps crashing once I turn it on, though after several attempts it stays on and is stable. I’ve been searching for solutions, and although quite a few tech support sites suggest hardware, I don’t seem to be able to find any way I can test as […]

Historic Steam Boats

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

I was watching a program and it had a piece on Adamant a steam boat on the UK canals. The program was from2003, but here’s the piece in particular. [youtube width=”515″ height=”350″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmNdZix0o2M[/youtube] Taken from Waterways World.

Spam Spam Spam

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I seem to be getting an increasing number of spam comments – luckily I have it set to review comments before publishing so I can stop them from going live. I do have a couple of plugin-filters which stop the type with random words and links, but now there seem to be a few of […]

Canal du Midi

Monday, May 11th, 2009

I’ve just been over to France on a cheap flight to see family, but found myself with a couple of hours spare in Carcassonne. The Canal du Midi passed close to the railway station with a lock nearby. Fascinating to watch the boats traverse this as it has a lock keeper and automated lock gates. […]

Arrgh pirates!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Okay, not exactly canal related, but BBC News yesterday reported about a tanker being Hijacked off the coast of Somalia. Pirates have seized two European-owned tankers off the coast of Somalia in the past day, officials have said. The Greek-owned vessel Nipayia, with 19 crew on board, was seized on Wednesday … The Norwegian-owned tanker […]