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  Topic: hello from the darkside
Shane

Replies: 21
Views: 7676
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 20 4:25 am   Subject: hello from the darkside
Bloke I knew back in the very early 90s had the registration number "DRS 64K", with the 64K being the amount of memory in his palm device. That was absolutely top of the range in those days, hence him ...
  Topic: hello from the darkside
Shane

Replies: 21
Views: 7676
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu May 28, 20 6:17 am   Subject: hello from the darkside
I keep separate harddrives for operating system/applications and photos/videos. Probably not an option for your setup, but mine was a self-build, so I designed it with speed in mind. I have a NVME SSD ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 989
Views: 416619
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun May 24, 20 5:16 am   Subject: Wildlife
iNaturalist suggests that your wee beastie could be a willow leaf beetle. Looks like there are several species, some of which have varying degrees of red on them.
  Topic: air quality
Shane

Replies: 44
Views: 1163
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat May 23, 20 8:32 am   Subject: air quality
I used to get horrendous hay fever in London, but then spent a year on the Lincolnshire coast and complete forgot that I had it. At least as much pollen in Lincolnshire, so I can only imagine that the ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 989
Views: 416619
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon May 18, 20 3:04 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Was quite happy to land on my hand, fly around the pool, then land again - completed three laps in all before he flew off to explore more of the neighbourhood!
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 989
Views: 416619
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon May 18, 20 12:41 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Looks who's back!

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30210/Dragonfly+by+Pool.jpg
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 989
Views: 416619
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon May 18, 20 5:06 am   Subject: Wildlife
Do your palm flowers smell? One drawback with going to Torquay for a holiday in June was the Torbay palms flowering as we both hated the smell.
No idea whether they smell, partly because the air stin ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 989
Views: 416619
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun May 17, 20 4:58 am   Subject: Wildlife
One of our palm trees is in full flower right now, too - never seen it like this before!

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30208/Palm+Tree+in+Flower+-+Small.jpg

It's a shame I can't upload to a r ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 989
Views: 416619
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun May 17, 20 4:51 am   Subject: Wildlife
Had this rather attractive fella in the garden yesterday. Scarlet dragonfly, according to t'internet, but goes by the local name of scarlet darter.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30206/Dragonfly. ...
  Topic: Plant I D please
Shane

Replies: 4
Views: 545
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed May 06, 20 4:50 am   Subject: Plant I D please
iNaturalists suggests bird cherry or black cherry - flowers look more like black cherry from the pictures on the app.
  Topic: Landscaping project
Shane

Replies: 194
Views: 25229
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue May 05, 20 5:48 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Thanks, the drop from the deck in picture is about 8ft to what was an accessible bit of the garden. Vague plans for that mid is now a Tiger pit for unruly grandchildren, though be need to acquire som ...
  Topic: that is a proper wildlife snap
Shane

Replies: 5
Views: 606
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 20 4:09 am   Subject: that is a proper wildlife snap
I think we can all agree on that one
  Topic: that is a proper wildlife snap
Shane

Replies: 5
Views: 606
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 20 4:21 am   Subject: that is a proper wildlife snap
Ah - a greater-spotted, red-cheeked wombat, if my eyes don't deceive me! I'm still learning my silhouettes, so please feel free to volunteer alternative suggestions.
  Topic: Landscaping project
Shane

Replies: 194
Views: 25229
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 20 8:33 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Ibuprofen best avoided if possible while there's coronavirus doing the rounds - the two are not good bedfellows
  Topic: Wildlife
Shane

Replies: 989
Views: 416619
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 20 4:50 am   Subject: Wildlife
Cool tail. How big is he?
Slightly bigger than a sparrow. There's always at least two flitting around the garden. They're pretty tame, too - whenever I water the flowerbeds they follow me around sna ...
 
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