Getting Into Kayaking - Part 2

In Part 1 I wrote a about the 4 common types of kayaks you'll come across as a beginner, how they differ and what they are used for. Once you've got a kayak sorted you also need other equipment. While you could do without it, a buoyancy aid is recommended.…

Getting Into Kayaking - Part 1

Though I've kayaked before while on holiday, I've never considered myself a kayaker or even owned my own kayak before. I've not really had any friends showing any interest and thought that the UK weather is a terrible for it. Recently I've been thinking about it a lot and figured…

Meet Octopus

I've been very busy migrating all my stuff to a new Raspberry Pi server. I've named it Octopus, it's going to be a busy little server and in my head I imagine it having all those tentacles flailing to perform all the work. I just finished getting the blogging software…

OwnCloud Sync Client "No keychain service available" Error

I recently installed the Ubuntu 17.10.1 (Artful Aardvark) flavour named Xubuntu. For those of you that are unaware, besides the default Ubuntu release there are several flavours that are built with alternative desktop environments. Amongst these are Budgie, KDE, LXDE, MATE and Xfce. I host my own OwnCloud…

TransPortugal Off Road Motorcycle Trip - 2016

While doing research for the Morocco trip we did in 2014, we came across something called the TransPortugal trail. This is a, mostly off road, route that goes all the way from the north of Portugal to the south. There are a few different routes taken by other people that…

Digital Scale For Mixing E-Liquid

I vape and I mix my own e-liquids. When I started doing this I used a small digital scale that I previously bought to weigh coins with. I discovered that the scale I had would auto power off after a few minutes. Not only that, if the increase in weight…

Morocco Motorcycle Trip Report - Day 14

Friday, 10 October 2014 It was a rough journey, but we arrived safely to the UK. We had some breakfast, packed up and, once docked, disembarked and went through customs. In the customs queue, the last view we had of our boat: Right after going through customs I stopped and…

Morocco Motorcycle Trip Report - Day 13

Thursday, 9 October 2014 The weather was still a bit wet, but we had a ferry to catch so we set off for Bilbao. At least it wasn't raining as fiercely as it did the day before and it wasn't as cold either. Here we stopped for a break and…