Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Chasing the sun(set), the end to a busy weekend

MrGrumpy and LittleMissNaughty had quite a busy weekend, it started off on Friday with an evening visit to the coast, where LittleMissNaughty found a little shop where you acquired another MrElephant for her collection. (Photo to follow)

Saturday morning began with MrGrumpy fighting with his internet / technology to enable him to watch the England vs Ireland rugby, it turned out after disabling IPv6 on the new router and a reboot of everything he was able to get the BBC sport app on the PS3 to work, but only for the Olympics, as soon as he chose the "live" rugby it would just lock up (and even reset the PS3 once)... You can imagine how happy this made MrGrumpy... Anyway with a few moments to go he was able to get the streaming to work and was able to watch the game (except for a couple of min just after half time, where Ireland scored and the stream dropped out)

After the rugby (a close game in which England prevailed), they put the cycles on the truck and went up towards the bay for a bit of exercise and to reacquaint themselves with the pain of cycling again. They had a pleasant 10mile (ish) ride on a nice flat and quiet trail that leads to the edge of the Bay.

In the evening MrGrumpy and LittleMissNaughty were meeting up with a group of ExPats to discuss the rugby (oh and have a pint or two...)

Sunday, well that began quietly, MrGrumpy expected to have a bit of a hangover, but to his surprise that was not the case. He did really fancy a FullEnglishBreakfast, but that turned into MrGrumpy making a curry for lunch (due to watching Saturday kitchen on iPlayer).

After lunch they headed of to the coast again, this time with MrGrumpy's camera, they were attending another meetup, the intention to get a sunset by Pigeon Point lighthouse. At the lighthouse, the fog was rolling in off the sea, the chance of a sunset was remote. The decision was made to head south and try one of the beaches (before the fog caught up).

The did catch a sunset, but the fog bank off shore cut it short.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

MrGrumpy does some Ninja Soldering...

MrGrumpy is not generally known for his soldering skills, in fact his soldering has been referred to as more akin to Welding than soldering. Last weekend and early this week he needed to up the level of his soldering just a bit... All he needed to do was solder 6 wires onto a dev board, how difficult could it be? He started by using the "Wrong Wire Grommit", which meant his challenge became like a game of Whack-a-mole as wires popped off at random... Unfortunately during this process he managed to remove one of the tracks and the pad he was trying to solder to. MrClimbEveryMountain suggested he used a much thinner wire, so MrGrumpy started again... Soldering to the side of a tiny chip is a tad challenging, but was necessary due to the missing pad and track, this time after setting the microscope to max and trying not to burn his fingers too badly, he managed to connect all the wires and after an initial ground issue, it sprung into life...

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Virus and general update

Well MrGrumpy is still coughing, not as much as he was, it is still quite annoying for his co-workers...

LittleMissNaughty is back to doing some volunteering at the moment, her employment only lasted the one week and with good reason,  you could say that MrLegalEagle was a "BitOfAnAss" so it was time to move on.

There is still no update on the status or whereabouts of MrWhiteRabbit. :-(

Monday, 3 February 2014

LittleMissNaughty's First StooperBowl

Well this was MrGrumpy's 3rd StooperBowl in the US (the first was after the DaftWayDown from Seattle to LasVegas) and LittleMissNaughty's first. They were invited over to gathering with MrBombsAway and Mr7LtrVette, it was all good until the very first play where the Blanko's Quarterback (the names have been changed to protect the guilty) totally missed the snap and ended up losing 2 points in the first few seconds... and it did not improve from there... The SmugHawks did give up a charitable 8 points (just to save the Blanko's from a total whitewash).