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Tony Payne
Attended Poole Grammar School
Lives in Southampton, UK
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Will Chrome continue to download new versions of it's flash plugin, or will us still on XP be left vulnerable?
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A fox gets a real surprise when feeding in our back garden.
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Very true. Shows that even foxy ladies know how to give a guy the cold shoulder.
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Yes this is a genuine competition.  UK ONLY
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Fingers crossed I win this, could really use a tablet and I can't afford yo buy one.
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I bought my 6210MC in September 2014 and while I am reasonably pleased with it, there are a few niggles over the design and operation.

Firstly, as you pointed out in your review, it's hard to open the camera when it's strapped to a tree, as the flap won't open wide enough. Makes it very hard to try and line the camera up so that it points at the right target area.

Secondly, the camera does not always trigger. Ours has gone off outside of the timer settings, and also we have had nights where it hasn't gone off at all, despite all the food in front of it having been eaten. I seem to have found a solution for this, which is to power the camera into test mode, then after a few seconds power it off and then into normal operating mode. So far a week into doing this it's gone off every night without fail.

My biggest gripe though is a serious design flaw, the power plug being located too close to the tripod mount. I usually mount my camera on a clip with a tripod attachment, perfect for attaching to a window ledge, but I have just bought the Acorn solar charger and the power plug will not fit if the camera is on a tripod. This is a real inconvenience, since strapping the camera to something is not always the best way. I think I need to design some type of cradle for the camera so I can mount it differently and still retain access to the bottom flap and external power socket.
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It's about time I got a GPS for my car, how about you?
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Senior Analyst/Programmer, Web Designer and Freelance Writer
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RPG, CL, HTML, PHP, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, SQL, Websmart, Wordpress, Bootstrap
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Southampton, UK
Previously
Poole, UK - Auckland, NZ - South Bend, IN - Hollywood, FL
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I write about things I love as well as things I disapprove of.
Introduction

Tony Payne is a freelance writer who lives on the South Coast of England with his wife Debbie.

He has worked in the IT Industry all his life, and has been writing on various web sites since 1998.

Tony has traveled extensively, both for business and leisure, and has lived in New Zealand and the USA as well as his native England.

He enjoys writing about many different topics, often writing about something that grabs him impulsively at the time.  Ancient History and Humor are just two diverse topics that he has a passion for, and he also likes to write about his travel experiences and to share his love of photography.

Tony would love to write a book one day, but so far the closest that he has come to finding a topic is an autobiography.  He is not confident that there is a large enough audience for a 12 volume book entitled "I Only Wanted A Simple Life".

You can find links to the sites where Tony is actively writing at Poddys Rambles On.

Bragging rights
I spent 15 years in the USA and now have dual American/British Citizenship. I returned to the UK in 2009.
Education
  • Poole Grammar School
    1967 - 1973
  • Coventry University
    Computer Science, 1973 - 1977
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Sarah's Saturday Snapshots #8 - A Day at Muriwai Beach
www.laugh-quotes.com

Today Sarah takes a trip away from the rain and to Muriwai Beach, a beautiful New Zealand Beach on the west coast. With a new camera and a s

Bubblews Toil And Trouble
poddys.blogspot.com

I have been writing on Bubblews for about 9 months now, and until earlier this year I found it a good site for writing short and simple post

Manor Farm Home Of Wartime Farm - News - Bubblews
www.bubblews.com

My son and his wife came to visit us on Saturday with my Grandson who is almost 2 years old, and we took them out to Manor Farm which is clo

How to Download and Save Skype Video Messages
www.petri.co.il

Save Skype video messages with the the help of this tutorial! We'll show you how to keep your important video messages received over Skype.

The Thomas Hardy Family Mystery
bubbajuju.com

There is a story in our family that we have a connection to the author Thomas Hardy and this is the story of my attempts to piece together t

I have been wary of dealerships having been overcharged and received poor service in the past, but when my wife decided to buy a new Corsa from Picador and I needed to replace my ageing troublesome Peugeot, I bit the bullet having found a nice looking Vectra. I opted for the pre-paid Service plan, which works out no more costly over 3 years than I would pay at other repair places, and with this including a free MOT and also guaranteeing the use of manufacturers parts, this was too good to turn down. Since I bought the car in January I have had to take it back to Picador 5 times with faults. Each time I have been treated like a respected customer, the problems have been fixed properly, and the costs have been almost certainly lower than I am used to paying with other repair shops in the past. I will definitely be using Picador in the future. I can't fault them.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
My car always comes out clean, especially the wheels which I struggle to get clean myself. Staff are friendly and work hard to get those stubborn marks off. I definitely recommend Dida.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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