The winter approaches fast, I’m now taking the honey off the hives, uniting the colonies to make them stronger over the winter, treating them for varroa (mite!), and moving them to their new home…
and most of you that know me, are probably saying, I thought he was a fan of VMware!
(oh, and there’s a recent photograph of me as well, proudly wearing the Microsoft Technical Community Council shirt!)
A busy time of year extracting the honey from the hives, which makes all the effort worth it! But now the hard work comes, starting to prepare the colonies for the winter ahead!
here is a little video, which is best called a “montage”….
I also had a little stealth mission to Leyburn to pick up a honey warming cabinet….
Another surprise this morning, a very early delivery by the postman, delivery of two orange/yellow packages.
Another four Modulos, a pink, green, blue and yellow. these ones are rated at 2500mAh, so all stacked total capacity is 12,500mAh of power to charge gadgets….
Don’t forget still available from http://idaptweb.com
Again, a big loss today, as the news reports the loss of Robin Williams.
I grew up watching Robin Williams in Mork and Mindy, and have always watched his films since, and had the chance when going on holiday to Vietnam, to utter those immortal words - Good Morning Vietname, and Hanoi Hannah! (much to Lindsey’s disgust!)
So Nanu Nanu and Farewell…..RIP
It’s been a while since, we spent money on the house’s white goods….
eventually the cooker that came with the house, had to go, we’ve been keeping the over door shut with a plant pot, for approx 5 years!
so we purchased a new Zanussi ZCV561DW - 50cm wide electric cooker with separate grill and ceramic hob, from John Lewis. (and they were very good! which is what you’d expect from John Lewis, free delivery on a Saturday, and removed the old cooker for disposal!
After my visit to Lotus F1, I was asked my Microsoft Technet UK if I wanted to join the Microsoft Technical Community Council (MTCC). The MTCC is described as “a group of external IT professionals influential in the IT Pro world, who are engaged and interested in sharing their opinions and meet once a month via a Lync call”.
Today, I received the MTCC shirt…
So after signing the NDA, I’m now a member of the MTCC. All of the members feedback to Microsoft with real world experience of implementing Microsoft Technologies, and we get to understand the Microsoft road ahead.
So I pledge $20, and here it is, arrived today
A few years ago, based on the recommendations from my Bro’ at Groundscaper, I purchased a Mantis Tiller, it’s brilliant, but I have just one complaint which I think is a design fault, the plastic throttle body, which is built into the carburetor body, keeps snapping off, as this is a weak spot.
The petrol 4-stroke Mantis Tiller uses a Honda GX25 engine, which is common to many petrol operated garden tools. The problem is that Honda do not supply the plastic throttle body as separate part, and you need to purchase a new GX25 carburetor body, price from Mantis UK - £95!
The support man from Mantis, did state, they could be purchased on eBay for £10!
Originally, I was just going to transfer the plastic frame from the new part to the old part, but it did not fit, so a complete carburetor body swap was required, but before fixing back onto the engine, I made the following mod, to strengthen the plastic throttle attachment (Thanks Mike B. for the suggestion!)