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Roofing Materials Arrive – green oak barn project

Friday 28/5/21 I have a dreadful cold today that has been building for a couple of days so I’ve spent the day doing desk work. However, progress was made with the roofing materials arriving this morning. Hopefully I will be … Continue reading

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Softwood Roof Complete – green oak barn

Friday 30/4/21 I started the day moving the scaffolding and organising the remaining elements of the roof and then set about fitting the lefthand jack rafters. I’d finished the softwood roof by lunchtime. I didn’t hang around as it looked … Continue reading

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Softwood Common Rafters – green oak barn

Wednesday and Thursday 7/4/21 and 8/4/21 While I contemplate what to do about the softwood hip rafters, I’ve got on with other things. I finished painting the feet of the jack rafters that we fitted a while ago. I then … Continue reading

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Green Oak Ridge to Hip Joint – green oak barn

Sunday 22/2/21 A combination of things have taken us off the project for more than two weeks: the weather; getting to a complicated bit; Ben being otherwise occupied and toothache (I’m having a wisdom tooth extracted tomorrow!). But we did … Continue reading

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Day 1: 15/03/08 – Les Menuires and Meribel

Download tracklog (GPX format)The most amazing thing about going by the Snow Train is that the arrive having slept and you are ready to ski! The image shows the ground we covered on our first day. Click on it to … Continue reading

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Are ‘tags’ the new ‘groups’?

When we set up online systems for groups the specification usually includes 'forums'. These are online places where people who share interests can gather to share and exchange ideas, information and knowledge. However, forums are rarely very active. The next … Continue reading

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When we set up online

When we set up online systems for groups the specification usually includes 'forums'. These are online places where people who share interests can gather to share and exchange ideas, information and knowledge. However, forums are rarely very active. The next … Continue reading

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Tim Westergren’s email announcing the blocking of Pandora for UK users

8/1/08 hi, it’s Tim, This is an email I hoped I would never have to send. As you probably know, in July of 2007 we had to block usage of Pandora outside the U.S. because of the lack of a … Continue reading

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The trouble with rural broadband

It is inconceivable to think now that just 5 years ago rural Britain faced the prospect of no access to broadband. The visionaries of the time, who mostly ended up playing an active part in the Community Broadband Network (established … Continue reading

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