Google+ is closing!

I had an eMail from Google to say that Google + is closing on 2nd April 2019 because its hard to maintain and no one uses it! – Well we all can’t be Facebook can we?

Because of this, I have scoured my old Blogger posts and saved some here as well as backing up all my google + data (What use that will be I have no idea)

Over the course of the last 10 years I have only had 3,746 views in total! – Not worth the effort? Well, that is why I have not updated that blog in 6 years!!!!

Here are some of the highlights!

Posted in June 2011:

Found this underneath a load of books in the office!

Taken I think in 1980-1981 at Duke Street Primary School in Denton.

Soooo many faces I have not seen for many years!

That is me circled in red! Haw haw!

I think Mr Heinz (Not that one) who was the head teacher (At the back in the brown suit) passed away a few years back. 🙁 he would have been in his 90s I bet?

We are all nearly 50 now – Some closer than others!

Also Posted in June 2011:


Dum dum dum, dum de dum, dum de dum!
Dum dum dum dum de duddle dum, dum dum, dum de duddle dum dum dum, dum de dum, dum de dem!


Here is my newest acquisition in all its glory! A genuine 1981 All Terrain Armoured Transport.


The only thing it is missing is the chin lasers. 🙁


I have not tried the lights or sounds yet, so once I have some large batteries I will be firing her up! 🙂

Update: This is fully functional with replacement chin laser cannons and is now complete with original 1980s pilot and commander figures.

Posted August 2010:  (Links updated Feb 2019)

So my 2 Philips SPC880NC’s turned up at weekend; Bog standard CCD web cam. Unfortunately these do not work under Windows 7! 🙁

Fear not. There is a way to hack them to into SPC900NC’s which are recognised by Windows 7.

So … Both have been patched as per this web site; and are both seen in Windows 7.

One is to be modified for connection to my microscope, the other is to be a spare in case my proper astro scope bites the bullet.

For £12.80 + vat for the pair, I don’t think its a bad investment?

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