Laurence Andrews

Glasgow, Scotland

Another Cisco LAN upgrade, this time is Glasgow. Now, it turns out that there aren’t that many landmarks in Glasgow so, yeah… Here is a picture of TheFinnieston Crane - officially known as the Stobcross Crane it was built in 1926 and was used primarily for lifting heavy steam machinery to/from ships docked alongside. This particular picture invo... Read more

Frankfurt

I’m not sure when I defined number nineteen quite what I had in mind. Whether ‘working overseas’ includes business trips or if it should only be a permanent job… I’ve given it some thought, and decided that business trips should count. I work for a global organisation after all, so what more would I want? I’ll leave the aspirations of working fo... Read more

Introducing ISO 8601

I’m a little bit in shock. Somebody just phoned me up to verify my date of birth which I had written on a form for a significant and very well respected UK organisation. The odd thing was after verifying my date of birth (which they had incidentally managed to interpret correctly) the civil servant went on to lecture me into writing the date “in... Read more

Whitstable Lifeboat Station

This picture doesn’t do the weather much justice, but it was an amazing July Sunday afternoon. @tigziefc decided that the first beach visit of the year was in order, she has been looking forward to going crabbing for at least the last six months. With everything in order and tide tables checked we headed off for Birchington-on-Sea. Some way into... Read more

Getting Locked on a Train

This weekend I thought it would be good to travel a little off piste. Marylebone station is now just around the corner from work and I was keen to explore and see what it was all about. Marylebone is indeed a very interesting and unique station, the youngest of any London termini and the only station with no track electrification. The station ha... Read more