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What's with the sudden influx of spam, +Google+ +Vic Gundotra?

Having to remove and report spammers daily all of a sudden.
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Community ride

Hope you all have a good ride in the morning. I'd been booked away on a couples night by the missus so couldn't make it but now so ill I can't do either!

Hoping to make the next one (which is what I said last time; 3rd time lucky?).
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Have a great ride and stay safe. 
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Fix It Sticks

Not the cheapest basic cycling tool but a great idea!  There's still time to back it, a fellow cyclist, and receive a useful tool, all in one happy little package!

I've backed, opting for the basic non-painted fix-it sticks.

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You're a Tour Maker


Really excited, even if I do have to wear a lime green (Asda) uniform!
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Don't feel too bad. Remember lime green was the British official track racing colour around 1998 for a couple of years.
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What's in the box

Kindly redirected to work, hassle-free, after missing it at home yesterday.

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1kg weight
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Raspberry Pi

It's fun, fun, fun!  Picture below taken with the camera module.  Currently running a 1 hour time-lapse test with it.

If only I had some more electronics knowledge so I could make bigger and better projects!

#RPi #RaspberryPi
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+John Bump I've seen those arduino things but still not entirely sure what to do with them.  I gather there's a vast array of sensors etc. I've seen a pretty cool LED cube I'd like to build one day, and that 'behind the TV lighting' thing that a large TV maker "invented".

+Chris Mason I've googled a few projects but a lot of them I could just do on a spare Linux machine just as easily.  I was hoping to build some funky projects but my lack of electronics knowledge (other than basics) and lack of creativity have left me somewhat wanting!

I'm definitely (not) going to be building the FM transmitter to take over people's radio.
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The reveal

Raspberry Pi! First non-cycling package this year

#WhatsInTheBox #Reveal
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I haven't started down the road: was thinking about buying one.
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Selfie alert

(Not impressed my lack of bike work is showing!)

#RetirementBoozeUp #Selfie #NotTheOscars
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Retirement birthday cake

Made by the missus for her Papa. Shall be a boozy day methinks!
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+Lynne Watanabe thanks! It was delicious!
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Blackbelt (retired), Cyclist (road, amateur), Gamer, Geek (Tech/gadgets), Opinionated (often), Mortgage Adviser (job).

Enthusiastic about cycling, health & fitness, food & nutrition, martial arts, medicine, Linux, technology, gadgets and web development.

Almost two decades IT experience ranging from systems support, web-community liaison & management to web development and server administration.  Spent several years in the financial sector and several more in education (teaching).
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    Finance, 2012 - 2013
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I've been visiting the Hare and Tortoise for a number of years; since management changed to Vintage Inns the quality of the food has improved greatly. The food is beautiful, well presented and very flavourful. The restaurant was very busy during my last visit and yet the waiting time didn't reflect this as the food was brought to the table quickly, as were additional drinks ordered. The staff are always pleasant, food prices are fair although some drinks can be a little on the pricey side, the decor is very rustic and the toilets were clean. The bar area is very small as this is more a restaurant than pub and it can get very busy early evening time so unless you're eating or have pre-booked a table, don't be surprised if you have to drink elsewhere.
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A lovely little pub with a warming and cosy atmosphere, friendly staff and pleasant decor. The food is beautiful, well presented and quite fairly priced too.
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