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There and back again!

Posted on : 05-09-2012 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized


No not a Hobbits tale.


Got back early hours of this morning from our Norway Jaunt a round trip of 7900 kms

Will have to write some stuff up post trip as data roaming had dubious billings to my account so didn’t use it. A pile of picture to sort also.

What’s occurring?

Posted on : 14-08-2012 | By : Mark | In : Car Stuff, The Hound


Well it’s been a while since more than one liners and testing features for another site, about a month ago I sent my best wishes at Goodwoods festival of slow to, Andrew, Ade and Paul went off into the great unknown, I have been helping keep Andrews sporadic chaotic updates adding to the plot my posts feature on that site, the same feature I’ll be using on my impending Scandinavian Tour in a few days time.

On the Car front I have had my Roady back a few months now and it has been running engine-wise nicely after the rebuild, I have had a catalogue of electrical ancillary items fail since! namely Alternator-Over Volting, Clutch actuator – failing when Over heating fine when cold – lost count of how many that is now, even the Optigear modified actuator failed something is fritzing the motors possibly the ECU damaging it? Then the wiper motor packed up in heavy rain at 70mph which was a tad blurry I can tell you – can’t really say I am surprised though as it was almost ten years old and it appears that the gearbox was seizing up, none electrically I had a flat once again at 70mph on the exact same stretch of road! almost like the car is under a hex there!

On the hound front he has just turned five and is dependable and a great comfort as ever.

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That was Saturday after some fun in the river “No, Archie don’t go in the river…..” fell on deaf ears! He had fun so what the heck. Off to the vets for his annual check up and jab etc.

The next few days will consist of trying to remember everything needed for our trip and fitting it into the car………

Clean up

Posted on : 14-08-2012 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized


Just cleaned up some of the test pages and menus used on other site, in prep to use this as a blog and via twitter.


Posted on : 19-07-2012 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized



Mongol Rally start

Posted on : 14-07-2012 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized


Was there

Lack of content

Posted on : 11-07-2012 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized


Shocking aint it



Posted on : 09-06-2012 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized


everything is better without adverts

Roady Update

Posted on : 18-05-2012 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized


I have had my Roady back almost two weeks now, cheers to Smart Car Specialist in Guildford.

The engine appears errily quiet, I am sticking to running it in as requested trying to keep it running under 3000rpm, not easy in all situations so a bit of prior planning the road ahead helps.

I have received a few more piccys from the rebuild proccess.

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Re the pistons in one picture it shows the difference between the Roadster and a normal 700cc 42 piston, the crank on the Roady is heavier also.


Map updates via SMS

Posted on : 08-05-2012 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized


Enabled trial version of PlotMyPosts plugin, seems reasonable, in addition to coping with Twitter Geocaching via my location, you can simply specify location at end of your text to your twitter account, obviously you need to tie your twitter feed to your mobile first.

see Plot My Posts page from menu above.

Tweet map

Posted on : 08-05-2012 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized


Fiddling about testing tweet based map updates for team-phoenix site I may even have it working?