James' Blog

Monday, February 18, 2008, 08:12 AM

Surely this must have been done before, but it's the first time I've seen it.

Monday, January 28, 2008, 05:10 PM

I've spruced up http://www.jfc.org.uk/ a bit, including the addition of a new walking web page, including mapping data and photos from the various walks I go on.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 09:26 PM

Here's a, erm, fun way to waste half an hour. What's the longest route you can create on Google Maps without any extra waypoints? The longest I could manage was 7994 miles, which Google optimistically estimates an 8 day and 4 hour drive.

It's not as easy as you might think. Google can't route through a lot of countries, and can't route between others. Watch out for the funky routing algorithm too - changing the start and end point by just a few metres can make a thousand miles of difference to the journey length.

Monday, November 19, 2007, 01:12 PM

Jo and I just got back from a holiday in Portugal (very nice thanks, photo's are online). Anyway, I drank quite a bit of this beer - nothing special, just a cheap local brew from the supermarket (Lidl, I think). It wasn't until the last day that i took a closer look at the label. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a warning of potential side effects!

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 11:20 AM
I'm about go off-net for a couple of weeks for another walking holiday. This time it's the West Highland Way, followed by the Great Glen Way hopefully with a climb of Ben Nevis in between. All told we'll probably cover about 200 miles.

Two weeks without touching a computer will be good for me, I'm sure!

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