• 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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Record Results

This previous year, 2008, has seen a record number of visitors to my main website. I have received 15,737 visitors in 2008 compared to 3,059 in 2007. Most of the visitors, 64%, have been re-directed from Drupal.org. A big thank you to all of you who have visited my site. Please keep visiting and do...

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Jan 6, 2009

What If: Tommy Flowers

Who: Tommy Flowers was the inventor of the Colossus computer, the computer that broke the German Lorenz cipher during the Second World War. Many people say that Alan Turing invented the computer and cracked the German codes. Well he certainly did design and build computers and indeed did crack...

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Jan 5, 2009

New Year, New Theme, New Content

Happy New Year. It has been a long time comming but I have at last re-themed my website. You can still use the old theme, see the footer for more options. The layout is not mine, it is a creation by Solucija.com who released the theme under the Creative Commons License. Hence I cannot put this...

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Jan 5, 2009

2008 Round-up

So another year is almost over and a new about to start. Let's have a look at what has happened on this site this last year and what I plan to do in the comming year. Highlights of 2008:

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Dec 31, 2008

Validation Questions

Until recently, I thought that all web developers understood the importance of validation. For example, to ensure maximum browser compatability, WAI and Section 508 compliance, etc. Several recent comments have made me realise that there are a lot of people, including web developers, that still do...

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Dec 17, 2008

Validation

Mike Gifford from OpenConcept Consulting Inc. have posted about themes from Drupal that validate (see this post). One of the themes I ported, Andreas02 is listed. Thanks Mike.

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Dec 17, 2008