Bridge to New Islington Tram Stop

New BridgeUnder planning proposal 106102/JO/2014/N2 there is a plan to put a bridge, and access in from the Marina side of the Ashton Canal to the Tram stop.

It looks like the hand rail work is either like for like on the bridge, or has already been done…


The stairs are yet to be reinstated



This is where the path will go through:




You can see the TfGM tram stops on the other side of the grass.
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Trolling at work

Skippy The Bush Kangaroo

Skippy The Bush Kangaroo

I have been working at CASS Industries for a while, one of my co-workers changed the logon music on a computer I use at work to the theme tune for 1980s Austrialian childrens TV show “Skippy The Bush Kangaroo”.

He listens to Radio 4 a fair bit, and as a revenge trolling I going to broadcast over the top…

Using a Raspberry Pi I am going to broadcast a song continuiously…

This simple hack turns your Raspberry Pi into a powerful FM transmitter! It has enough range to cover your home, DIY drive-in movie, a high school ball game, or even a bike parade (depending on the stragglers).

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Dear people, you are doing it wrong…

Again… go skippy, or eCar’s site is not

This page will keep getting updated with examples of people who can’t follow simple instructions:

Dear Skippy,

Ionut Cristian Otincilescu <> has written to you on the subject: Phone Contact

Hello, I’ve missed a call from you (01179066900) this morning. Can you tell me please what is all about?

Kind Regards

Your Webserver

Ionut Cristian Otincilescu

Dear Skippy,
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Offline WordPress editors

Most of the sites I work on are biased on the open source project WordPress, examples include Biscuit Mag, Freedom Press, Freedom News, and My Professional site; some sites like Just Vigilantes, and Does UKIP Hate You? are not.

One of the nice things about self hosted wordpress is the backend that allows you to edit and post posts, and pages without knowing any code (WYSIWYG post and page editor)

However sometimes its nice to edit pages off line.

WordPress iOS app

Wordpress iPhone App

WordPress iPhone App

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Will this be the Downfall of the ACC?

The Association of Continues Cruisers is now operating outside its constitutional remit. this is not opinion, this is a fact, where my opinion is present in this post it will be written as such.

The Constitution was the central document for the ACC, it was front and centre on the website at, Steve Jay seems to have accidentally deleted it (my back up here, wayback machine here, and PDF). It was placed in the public domain so that members, and non members alike could see what the ACC was about, and what its aims were (§4).
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Maker Faire Newcastle

Am I being trolled?

Really, you managed to fill in my form?

Really, you managed to fill in my form?

I have been mistaken for Go Skippy Car insurance quite offten! even though my blog has attracted other peoples negative reviews of Go Skippy Car Insurance, (I have not won any Positive or good reviews of Go Skippy).

So to try and limit the number of people who got confused and try to get me to phone them about their car or van insurance policies, I added the following text to my contact form:
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