Let the pumpkin masacre begin…
and as is customary in andysworld!
here are my carved pumpkins for 2009! (keeps those evil spirits away!)
and a Big Happy 60th Birthday to that witch - my Mum!
I’ve been meaning to get some photographs of Arnie for a while, But he’s very difficult to photograph, as he moves so quick, so here’s are a few quick photos
and here’s a quick video clip
I’m trying to rear him off muscles, because of the high fat content may have caused slight drop-eye, in one of his eyes. So he’s currently on a diet of raw tiger prawns, I’m going to try him soon on crickets, wax worms and earthworms. He’s not keen on a dry food at present.
I’ve just fitted a K&N High-Flow Air Filter to my new car.
Yes, another car, it’s a Citreon Xsara LX 2.0 HDi (turbo diesel).
Over 100 million disposable air filters are discarded each year. This filter is cleanable and will last for the life of the vechile. My bit for the environment. and I don’t have to change it for another 50,000 miles.
I’ve got some nice K&N stickers for my car as well!!! (I’ve stuck them on!), I think these could be to warn the doppy mechanics not to through away the lifetime air filter.
My sync speed has fallen to 19,200 this is ridiculous, so I thought I would just get another Draytek Vigor 2600G router out of the box to test, the router has not failed. I have three routers as backups, all the same with the same basic config and firmware on each, I just backup the config off the current active router and transfer to the new unit after power-up. Seems a little overkill, but with three routers exactly the same, it’s easier and quicker to configure, it times of need, and this is one of them.
After connecting up the new router, the sync speed jumped up to 3,136,000, this is the highest I’ve ever seen it, with a SNR Margin or 4.5. So I thought maybe the router I was using was duff, until I connected up the old, current unit and it reported the same!
I think someone is fiddling with my broadband connection as I type. I’m happy to say that my speed has returned to about normal at 1.6Mbps, but I’ve just run another speedtest, and it’s up at 2 Mbps, I’ve not seen 2 Mbps for many years.
Yes, I know this may appear sad, but all you City folk that live with Cable and 24Mbps, just take highspeed internet for granted, us rural folk have to put up with slow speeds. This speed increase will not last long, I have a theory, it would appear, that when we get these sunny warm spells in the village, my speed slows down, I bet it’s cold and clear outside at present!
But at least I’ll be able to work tomorrow…
unless it breaks again overnight …
my broadband’s gone south for the winter and I’m getting 271.55 Kbps ( 0.3 Mbps )
Low threshold breached says Eclipse, whatever that means.
As the local farmers lift the potatoes before the frosts from the fields, I thought it was about time to lift all my potatoes, I’ve had a good crop of Anya, Edzell Blue and Lady Balfour this year, the first earlies Epicure, weren’t very good, so I’ll be dropping them from my grow list next year. I’ve had bumper crops from Anya, so I think I’ll be growing more of this salad variety next year. The potatoes have certainly done better than the tomatotes! Here are some pictures of the final harvest this year drying on the rotten porch in the sun.
These are photos of Iberian Wight and Elephant garlic just sprouting, the larger plant is solent white from last year (a clove I missed), planted approx 1 month ago also.