Another trip to the lovely Tarn. It’s certainly looking a lot healthier than . Followed by dinner in our favourite Eltham pub, the GPO. Not a bad Sunday.
A Giant Jammie Dodger!
By the entrance to our flat hangs a wind chime. I’m not a big fan of such things but Heather likes it so I hung it for her. As well as the metal tubular chimes there hangs, to catch the chimes in the breeze, a disk. I suspect it is supposed to be more evocative of the Sun but I always say it looks like a giant jammie dodger, and I want one.
So Heather got me one. That’s why I love her 😀
Penguins In the Heart
Sometimes Always, but, perhaps, sometimes more than others I miss my Mam. Most of the time it is a dull absence but occasionally something makes me want to lift the phone to someone no longer there. Apparently today is World Penguin Day (Wayback Machine as that seems down currently). I know this because I saw a list of things for it. Mam would have loved those paperclips, and a USB drive, and a lamp and ice cubes and penguin-opoly. All of it really. Sigh.
Opening A Specific Contact From Tasker
I’m just dropping this here because it just took me quite a while to work out. I love android way more than iPhones because of its customisability. One of the huge advantages is is having Tasker which just lets my phone do what I want it to (my phone wouldn’t look or behave anything like it does were it not for Tasker and UCCW). Anyway, I recently wanted to launch a view of a particular contact from a Tasker task and took ages Googling to work out how to do it, so I thought I’d document it here.
WAY to Natural History : Gallery
Coasting Through Easter
With a double bank holiday Heather and I left the home in search of egg laying bunnies heading, like last year for the coast at Hastings.
SAP and BREDEM
This is a bit of a follow up to a post I wrote in December 2012. That post dealt with how emissions from cooking are calculated in SAP 2009 (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, and/or want further detail, I recommend reading that post). Part way through I wondered about comparing the energy use from appliances and lighting as calculated by SAP with that calculated by BREDEM-12. This post deals with those comparisons.
Launch. Land. Repeat
Blue Origin launch and land again (again—that’s the third trip up and back for New Shepard; yes, the same spacecraft). Worth watching just for that crazy late burn to slow the launch (landing?) stage back down to land—this vertical cylinder suddenly stopping its plunge to float gently down.