Archive for August, 2013

Pure Gold

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Pure Gold – and I’m not referring to the song Gold by Spandau Ballet. I’m referring to my honey.



from a swarm of bees which arrived in June, into one of my hives, I’ve successfully taken off 15kg of honey, which is now filtered, waiting for jarring and labeling.

Here is a quick video of the extracted honey leaving the extractor and being filtered, via coarse and fine mesh filters.

Just some thanks, to Vickie and Andrew (or Andrew and Vickie) for the loan of the extractor, and advice!

Why not visit Vickie’s Website – Wordweaver Stories, and not forgetting Paul @ JLB Electronics.

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“The man. The crown jewel of EE. An immovable pillar of patience.” @ExpertsExchange

Monday, August 19th, 2013

eeple2An article written about me, which has been posted on the Experts Exchange Company Blog, it starts…

The man. The crown jewel of EE. An immovable pillar of patience. These are just a few of the names that Experts Exchange community members have bestowed upon Andrew Hancock (known on the site as hanccocka). While Andrew joined …..

You can read the full article here – EE’s Top Expert Pens Series of VMware for Beginners Articles

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It’s been a while – Script for a Jester’s Tear

Friday, August 9th, 2013

script_for_a_jesters_tearit’s been many years, since I listened to this album…..

..and it still sounds good

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Broadband Change! Draytek Vigor 2600G versus BT Home Hub 3

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

As I was passing the “Save the Children” charity shop in Pocklington, at the weekend, I spyed a BT Home Hub 3, Mint, Sealed, New in Box, in he front window, for £5!




Always, after a bargain, I snapped it up for a fiver! If you didn’t know BT Home Hubs supplied by BT are “locked” to their Broadband network, you cannot change the username, but a few minutes later, I had an unlocked version, and can use it to connect to my ISP – Eclipse Internet.


I’m interested to see, if replacing my aging, Draytek Vigor 2600G router, would I get a better connection speed, and download speed! Here are the test results

Draytek Vigor 2600G test results

My Broadband Speed Test

My Broadband Speed Test

BT Home Hub 3 test results

My Broadband Speed Test

So it does not look like my aging Draytek versus BT Home Hub 3, is the cause of my slowness! and looking at these non scientific tests, the Draytek appears to be faster!

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What’s killing our bees?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

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