27 April, 2010

SCRCS Open Day

Our club (www.scrcs.co.uk) held an open day on 25/04/10 and in the last two events I've flown the SE5a amongst others. This year though the wind was across the strip and just a little too gusty at first. Towards the end of the day it calmed a little so I took the SE5a up several times only to find on some occasions it was just as windy as it had been earlier and it managed fine. I even took the foam ducted fan EF2000 up in a fair breeze and it was ok. So I ended up flying but I wish I'd ventured out earlier when the were more visitors present.

With the assistance of other family members and donations of cakes I ran an MS Society Cake Break stall. The Cake Break is an MS Society annual fund raising event and this year we raised £49.35. A little down on last year but none the less very welcome. Thanks to all concerned.

12 April, 2010

Photography - a developing interest!

I first took a more involved interest in photography in the 1980's with my first SLR an Olympus OM30, a not so common camara from the OM range which featured a few not so common features including an 'in focus trigger'  and the ability to take early autofocus lenses. I set up a dark room in the loft and had some success with that but by the mid 90's it was clear that the future lay in digital cameras, however they were not yet sufficiently developed and those that claimed to be 'professional' quality were extremely expensive. 

At long last I have a digital SLR, an Olympus E420. It's not a top of the range camera but it does have a lot going for it and is a big step up from the Fuji S602Z bridging camera I had been using as an interim measure. Here's a photo I took of some of the groynes at Happisburgh last February with the Olympus DSLR.

06 April, 2010

IPJnet Web Site Completed

I've finished my web site now - quicker than I had planned but when I get the bit between my teeth there no stopping. The blog works fine (as this entry shows) and I have added in a search page to search IPJnet and related sites.

05 April, 2010

IPJnet Web Site

My new web site is not complete but it's already better than the old one and therefore I've uploaded it. There's only a few finishing touches to be done so it's not that premature a move.

This blog hasn't been added to the live version at this moment and the links page looks rather empty. It shouldn't be long until it's fully completed.


01 April, 2010

Replacing my web site...

... and about time too! My old web page is looking pretty dated now and I need it to be a better reflection of what I do so a new web site it has to be. It should be ready soon.

I haven't been idle though, I've got myself a NAS box and a WiFi print server. They are both now setup and working fine.