Skippy's Random Ramblings

The Random Thoughts of a Geek in Manchester

Category

Friends

Look what @MiniBoyGeek made me at @CreateItCheadle! 

MiniBoyGeek and Tas went to Create It in Cheadle / Stockport and made me a new mug for work! Tamarisk made this short video showing all sides:

Books 18 to 22, from Dinosaurs to Butterflies!

Tas and I are listing to the Harry Potter Audiobooks at home, and I have had The Tales of Beedle the Bard at my parents for a while, and had not got round to reading it as of this. I… Continue reading →

Git stuff and 52 Weeks of Code

Sometimes I feel that my geek credentials are lacking given the lack of code I write, yes I make cool things occasionally, I work as an EMC Engineer for a small Stockport Company, I am a Director of Squashed Fly… Continue reading →

Books 13 to Book 18 some with @MiniBoyGeek, one on a train

Some more books, Book 13 I read on the train too and from work, I have got some more free Kindle books to read soon, and some other books to re-read and hopefully finish, but first: Book 13 – Titanic:… Continue reading →

More books with @miniboygeek

Mini Boy Geek and I have read some more books 😀 The List now sits at: Book 7 – Roger Priddy’s “Alphaprints 123“ Book 8 – Jane Cabrera’s “Floppy Ears“ Book 9 – Disney Level 1 – “Finding Nemo in… Continue reading →

More books with @miniboygeek

After the success of book 1, Mini Boy Geek and I have had some more books 😀 The List now sits at: Book 2 – Terry Pratchet’s “Where’s My Cow? (Discworld)” Book 3 – “Grampy Rabbit In Space” – A… Continue reading →

Narrowboat Empress is for sale

This boat is on our old morring, she is a Beautiful, spacious, unusual 45′ narrowboat for sale in Manchester city centre: Moored at New Islington Marina, Ancoats (10 minutes from Northern Quarter). The waiting list for this city-centre marina is… Continue reading →

First cup of tea

At the beach

Water Otter

With winter coming to an end (we hope) and the hot water on our boat coming from two sources; the fire and the engine, it was looking like the kettle was going to be the only way to make hot… Continue reading →

Pecorama – Beer Heights Light Railway

While on family holiday (narrow boat was being painted at the time), we went for a day trip to Beer Heights Light Railway Beer Heights Light Railway, Considered by many the finest 7¼ inch gauge railway in Britain, the B.H.L.R…. Continue reading →

Boat painting and new name

While reversing out of our mooring at New Islington Marina we suffered a slight technicals issue… the engine stopped making happy happy noises and started sounding sad. So to continue our way up the Ashton Canal to Packet Boat Company… Continue reading →

Telegram vs IRC

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) used to be my preferred group messaging app thing, I have IRC running on Vor, using ZNC  to bounce IRC to Weechat (in Screen on Vor), Palaver on my iPhone and iPad, and Textual on my… Continue reading →

National Model Engineering and Modelling Exhibition 2015

Tas, Bob and I headed over to the National Model Engineering and Modelling Exhibition 2015 in Harrogate.

Last day [email protected]_uk #makerfaire

Photos from Day two of the UK Maker Faire in Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Life Centre for Life 2015:

First day [email protected]_uk #makerfaire

Photos from Day one of the UK Maker Faire in Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Life Centre for Life 2015:

Updates to the Family Tree

It looks like MyHeritage now has a “Mac Version” of their software (this should reduce my dad’s number of computers down to one). Historicity they recommended all kinds of horrible things (running virtual machines etc.), but there application could not… Continue reading →

Some news

Bran Mabon Kay McGaw – 2014-03-18 18:57 – 3160g 6lb 15oz.

New bed

Over the weekend Bob and I have been making a new bed for nbSteven:

Remote Tech Support tool and Bird Boxes

To facilitate remote tech support, we need a server some place safe, like this one. We also need to give the Raspberry Pi a username and password so it can log in (this article was used as a guide). But why… Continue reading →

Crossing the Barton Swing Aqueduct

The Barton Swing Aqueduct is a moveable navigable aqueduct in Barton upon Irwell in Greater Manchester, England. It carries the Bridgewater Canal across the Manchester Ship Canal. Bob joined us for our trip back up to New Islington Marina, but… Continue reading →

© 2017 Skippy's Random Ramblings

Hosted by Squashed Fly