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Cheap GPS

No, not that cheap GPS. This one: I bought myself a Garmin Dakota 10 last year to use for road cycling. It does a great job for that - crucially, the basic U...

London Gatwick? Obviously not.

I spent last week walking in Austria. And jolly nice it was too - the weather was near-perfect, the hotel was a lovely little family-run establishment with g...

TalkTalk Business, the good and the bad

Last year, the assimilation of Be into Sky prompted us to have a think about our internet provider at the church. We have a single phone line into the church...

New church sound systems

Last month at St Columba's, we finally had some lovely new AV equipment installed. As the bloke sorting it all out (or "project champion", as I might be refe...

Late nights in London

I read with interest Adrian Kennard's blog post about late nights in London. If he thinks he's got it bad, he should try living in Oxford - which is, as I on...

Call blockers

Thanks to the magic of VoIP (worth a string of blog posts in its own right), I haven't had a real landline phone in years. But many traditionalists, notably ...

ZipCar

As I don't drive to work, or particularly regularly for anything else, I recently decided to scrap my ageing Peugeot 106 and try not owning a car once again....

New batteries for the Desire S

I'm still running my HTC Desire S - with the original two year contract now long since paid off, I'm hoping to wring a few more years out of it on pay as you...