[4 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
LeedsHack 2014

Quite unexpectedly, I was able to get to LeedsHack again this year having missed it for the last two! I say “unexpectedly”, because it was on 2-3 Aug 2014 which was one of my very rare vacant weekends, being sandwiched between working in Switzerland at the end of July and going on holiday to Portugal in the middle of August! I knew LeedsHack was happening, but I had the feeling that a free weekend at home in London was what I needed when my life involves a bit too much …

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[4 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
LeedsHack 2014

Quite unexpectedly, I was able to get to LeedsHack again this year having missed it for the last two! I say “unexpectedly”, because it was on 2-3 Aug 2014 which was one of my very rare vacant weekends, being sandwiched between working in Switzerland at the end of July and going on holiday to Portugal in the middle of August! I knew LeedsHack was happening, but I had the feeling that a free weekend at home in London was what I needed when my life involves a bit too much …

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[8 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
The London Outer Orbital Path Part 5

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West Drayton to Uxbridge (a second attempt to reach Uxbridge)

If you’ve been following the steps in our adventures around the LOOP you will have seen that we were a little despondent after the flood we encountered on the previous leg. That explains why there was a gap of some four months before we ventured out onto the LOOP again.
All in all, our adventures along the London LOOP have not been going as intended. We were, in equal measure, discovering …

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[1 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Citizen Cyberscience

Saturday 22 Feb 2014 was the final day of the three day Citizen Cyberscience Summit. The family and I were there, to discuss the use of Autonomous Airborne Drones as part of a 5 strong panel discussion.

What particularly surprised me, is that when I asked the audience “how many of you would be prepared to fly in a pilotless aircraft?” more than half of the people in the room put their hands up! I’ve talked about drones a number of times, and people in the software developer community will know …

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[16 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
The London Outer Orbital Path Part 4

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Hayes & Harlington to Uxbridge (incomplete)

I have bought some maps. I have the ones I need for the next stage or three of the LOOP. And, hopefully that will mean a more pleasant trek around the next few sections of the LOOP.

Floods hit Britain in Feb 2014. However, Wraysbury is not on the LOOP. Nor is Oxfordshire. Nor had any of the news reports I had heard, either on the radio or in the press, alerted me to fact that I may find …

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[2 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
The London Outer Orbital Path Part 3

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Hatton Cross to Hayes & Harlington

Perhaps we’re relying on David Sharp’s book too much? Today we went off on our third outing, and it was the third time out of three that the plan didn’t quite go to plan! We couldn’t find the start of the Hatton Cross section, and that was largely due to the fact that we were unable to finish the previous section properly, because the trail through Donkey Wood was blocked.
Anyway, I knew that last time the path should have stopped …