• Newbury Then and Now

    Newbury Then and Now

    Many people now know about my book “Thatcham Then and Now” that was published in 2012 by The History Press. Well there is now another one, "Newbury Then and Now" that I have written. It should be on the shelves the week commencing the 12th August 2013.  W.H.Smith and Waterstones in Newbury...

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  • Heartstart Thatcham's First Beat!

    Heartstart Thatcham

    Anyone who reads my blog, knows me or reads the local press will know I have been trying to set-up a Heartstart Scheme in Thatcham. Well that has now, after a year, happened.

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  • Adventures with an Arduino

    Arduino UNO

    I got an Arduino to play with Christmas 2011, but barely played with it. During 2012 I have become more interested in medical research, well health generally, especially after watching some of the research shown at TEDMED. So I decided last summer to put the two together, buy a Pulse Sensor and do...

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  • Thatcham Then and Now Launch

    Thatcham Then and Now

    Many people now know about my book, “Thatcham Then and Now.” It is set to launch later this week at an event on 26th July 2012, 7pm at Frank Hutchings Community Hall in Thatcham. I am giving a short talk at the launch, presenting a few of the books to certain people and then Thatcham Family...

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  • Family Tree Charts (part 1)

    The Mount's of Thatcham

    Family history is, and has been, a growing hobby for a long time for a great many people. For the Peter Allen Memorial Lectures this year, 2012, we decided to focus one talk on Family History, although almost every talk notes various well known locals. As such I thought rather than producing the...

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  • Nick's guide to photography

    Mark and Laura's Wedding, Cornwall, 2011. Photograph by Nick Young

    This is the first of what I hope to be an ongoing series on photography. The aim is to provide a series targeted to all, beginners and the advanced based on what I have learnt and the techneques I use. Before we start, let me give you a short background about myself. Ignoring photography for a...

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Internet Encyclopedia

Internet Encyclopedia screenshot

Internet Encyclopedia was originally designed by Luka Cvrk (see Solucija) and sponsored by B4Contact and has been released under a Creative Commons Licence (Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0). I ported this theme to Drupal 6 in December 2008 for use on my website, nickbits.co.uk.

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Feb 3, 2009

Andreas02

Andreas02 screenshot

This is a port of Andreas 02. This theme was originally designed by Andreas Viklund as a free website template. Andreas states "The free website templates (and all included images and related extras) are released as open source web design. It means that you may use the templates for free for any...

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Feb 3, 2009

Light

This theme is the one used for this website and is called Light. It was originally created by Stephen Reinhardt for WordPress. I liked the theme so much that I have ported, with permission from Stephen, to Drupal. Again, with permission from Stephen, the theme has been palced on the Drupal site...

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Feb 3, 2009

What If: Longitude

What: Finding your position on the Earth as if you were going around the Equator (i.e. east to west), known as your Longitude. Finding your latitude, where you are between the poles is simple. This is done by measuring the angle of the Sun at midday and has been calculated accurately for centuries...

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Feb 3, 2009

TV/Film Review: Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Labyrinth, a 1986 movie, is the story of a girl, Sarah, played by Jennifer Connelly, who doesn’t get on with her new step-mother. She reads a fantasy book, Labyrinth, and later wishes that the Goblin King, played by David Bowie, to take her baby brother away. To get him back she must find her way...

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Feb 3, 2009

Useful: Cron

One item that any good website developer will inevitably have to use is the CRON scheduling system. Sometime this can be easy, others a right nightmare. Well now you can test your entries by a neat little utility from HxPI.com.

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Jan 25, 2009