Wednesday, July 18, 2007

My coming of age parties...

On Saturday July 28th I finally come off age. That is the age when you get free bus tickets, 30% of rail travel and 10% of ski passes.

Everyone is welcome to join me at one or more of the following places on the big day.

09:00 In line at Cambridge railway station to collect my pass :-)

10:30 Swimming at Jesus Green followed by celebratory drink.

11:30 Walk to Grantchester and lunch at The Orchard

15:00 Punting on upper river (weather permitting).

19:30 See Taming of the Shrew in the gardens of St Johns College (Queens Road entrance).

22.30 Drinks at my place.

I'm not sure when THE cake will appear :-)

No presents please only your presence..

Please leave a comment here or text/call me on 0797 1428715 if you might be coming to any of the events.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Jesus Green swimming.

I have been a regular swimmer at Jesus Green outdoor pool for several years. This year, for me, it is turning into a real social club with our small group of hard core swimmers.

I was first in at the official opening but not for long with the water temperature at 12 degrees I could only manage half a length (50 yards) Bernard however managed a stunning 13 lengths and lived to tell the tale. Since then the water temperature has been slowly increasing with my fingers progressively getting less frozen. Today at 20 degrees I managed my 10 lengths without any white finger at all.

Yesterday one of the of duty lifeguards offered to do my timings for me. So today with their stopwatch they timed my 10 lengths. In true geek fashion here is the result:-
Total time was 27mins 9secs for 1000 yards. Will be interesting to see how this varies during the next couple of months.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Sony Handycam to Compaq Presario

Having spent a good while trying to sort out how to connect Tony's camera up. Here is the way we chose.

Tony had a Sony DCR-HC37E Handycam and a Compaq Presario V5000 we bought a 2port Firewire express Card ModelX2200 from DirectUSB store and a 4pin to 6pin firewire cable part UE5B1. The card cost 19.95 + VAT and the cable was 4.50 + VAT

All is working fine. No doubt we will get some youtube video's in due course......
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