Author Archives: Ponder

About Ponder

I'm a train driver from Cardiff, have been married a long time and have 4 wonderful kids... all grown up now! Warning: I tend to lose The Game a lot.

Real C64 Setup Test

Today the final item arrived that should allow me to use my Real C64C and Amiga 1200 alongside my main computer: the 3.5mm – 3.5mm audio cable. I’ve had a cable to connect the C64 to a SCART input, and … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 129

With a pandemic lockdown in process I wasn’t expecting much this time, but I was wrong, I got plenty, especially on the last day! Things I’ve noticed: 5G construction is essential but completing roadworks that affect safety isn’t. Normal traffic … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 128

Only 4 days worth so a bit shorter than normal. No shortage of cockwombles though! I have a new camera. Finally splashed out on a GoPro Hero 8 Black. Excellent camera but no way to add timestamps. Admittedly this is … Continue reading

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Wedding Day Photos

While looking for something else I stumbled across my wedding photos, so I decided to scan them all and create my first gallery attached to WordPress. I’m using the Foogallery plugin, which is far less featured than the Gallery solution … Continue reading

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User Registration

I’ve made user registration a bit easier, though totally non-standard, which I hope will keep the spambots at bay. No need for a Captcha any more, just click the link under Blogroll to the right. I’ll keep playing when I … Continue reading

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Amiga 1200 Memory Expansion Repair

The other day I reassembled my Amiga 1200 in readiness for it to be sent away for replacing the capacitors (recapping). I took out the memory expansion and gave it a good look over. It appeared to have had a … Continue reading

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SQRL Support

This site now has preliminary support for SQRL login and registration. I’ve tested login, and linking to existing accounts, but I don’t know if registration works with new accounts yet, because I only have one SQRL identity 😉 Anyway, the … Continue reading

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Server Migration Complete!

In January I had a notification from my VPS (Virtual Private Server) provider OVH, telling me that the VPS platform mine was hosted on was being retired on April 30th 2020. They offered 6 months free on the newer platform … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 127

Things seem to follow themes in these videos; I don’t know why, but this volume’s theme is the return of the paint scrapers. There’s always the overriding theme of impatience. I think if people were more patient on the roads … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 126

A lot of impatience rears its ugly head in this video, and a new (to me) danger is becoming apparent: corner cutters in the small hours! One clip here stands out as a bit unusual for me, and relates to … Continue reading

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