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Some fairly random stuff.

Cricket season on again

October 29th at 10:38am
Harry turns  up to a cancelled practice
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Well, it is that time of year. The smell of freshly cut grass. The crack of leather apon willow. Scrubbing the grass stains out of white clothing. Or, so far this year, the sound of rain on the roof. Cricket season is here again.

The serious business of cricket
James and Logan after batting.
Harry will be starting off in the S...

Coffee Mug

May 31st at 11:58am
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I made up a couple of coffee mugs for Sophea's birthday at the beginning of the year.
The mug in action
The finished mug.

The local camera shop can print wrap around images on the cups, and they can be collected from the shop. This saves on the postage so the cups do not become extortionately expensive :-)

To m...

Bikesizing

May 31st at 11:03am
The Bike Collection
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The bike collection is getting a little out of hand — eight bikes for the four of us who ride. So did a bit of downsizing and put a few on Trademe. Now we only have $hellip; five? How have we still got five? And I'd like to get a mountain bike as well as the commuter bike I use most of the time.

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Italy relaxed its vaccination rules. What happened next will surprise you!

Vaccinations
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In July, the Italian anti-establishment, populist parties Five Star Movement (M5S) and Lega Nord relaxed a rule requiring children show a doctors note to prove they have been vaccinated before they can enroll in state run schools — parents only needed to assure the school the children had been i...

Lynda online courses

November 24th at 8:21am
Lynda online site
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I have been having a go at a Lynda.com course called HTML Essential Training. I have been writing HTML since … well, rather not say. I have seen DHTML and XHTML come and go, and competing 'standards' from Netscape and Microsoft battle it out. So it is interesting to get an overview of current HTML...