Earlier this week, I noticed that there was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of BBC Radio Two. Today I decided to watch it on iPlayer, and have realised a few facts, some of which might be construed as interesting. (more…)

The Name of The Rover

Usually, when I build things in KSP, they are big. However with the latest version, ion drives are useful, at least for small craft and so I’ve been thinking about small probes, as you’ll have seen it my last post here, TinyProbe is Tiny. This time, I decided to build a rover. It’s small enough, 1x2m and 0.6t mass. The lander needs a lot of work to be small enough to be delivered with an ion drive ship, but that’s for later. (more…)

Because we want to get you back in work…

So this week has been crazy busy! Yesterday I had to go into Training Link early due to some students needing extra supervision. I had extra paperwork to prepare for the Jobsworth Centre and well, had household chores too, not that I got very far with those.  Today was Jobsworth Centre and more Training Link this afternoon, tomorrow and Thursday I have yet more Training Link stuff since PCs need repairing/rebuilding.  Finally, at some point in amongst all this, I need to get a blood test done. (more…)

A light lunch and an update

Grilled salmon with sweet chilli on salad.

It’s been a while since I’ve written about anything other than Minecraft – which is itself a mystery since I consider it extremely flawed, and so it’s about time I did. And so I’ll start off with lunch, for no other reason than food porn. It consists of a salmon fillet from The Saucy Fish Co., grilled and served with chilli, lime and ginger sauce, a Sainsbury’s salad, and a glass of Californian Sauvignon Blanc (also from Sainsbury’s). (more…)

A long summer wait

This morning, I met Mr. Bellringer at Charing Cross for a pre-surgical appointment, and have been put on a waiting list. Thus far, there’s no real clue as to how long it will be, but best guess was about six months, which should put me in mid September, which while not the best, will at least leave the summer free. (more…)

Universal Jobmatch Farce

I got the link through Twitter, and just read it.

The lack of checks means the fakes included MI5 assassins and mafia couriers, while those that were real but should not have received this government stamp of approval included adverts for prostitutes.

I think most people already knew the scheme was corrupt already, but read the whole article here on the Huffington Post UK.

Universal Jobmatch Farce Shows Coalition Doesn’t Understand the Real Cost of Cuts | Nick Stephenson.

London Drinker

Yesterday was our visit to the London Drinker Beer Festival in Camden, my local. Louise isn’t a fan of crowds, so we decided to go early before it got busy, so that we could leave if things got on top of her. I suspect though, after seeing her get into an Augustiner Helles faster than a ferret up a Yorkshire trouser-leg, that I needn’t have worried as she got nice and mellow fairly quickly.

Station Craft

I finally reached the southern village in Lou’s Minecraft world this evening! It’s the only one we’ve discovered so far, and it’s so far away to the south-west that until now the only way to get there was by boat, or through the nether which while quick can be awfully confusing, dark and relatively boring. Anyway, pics follow… (more…)