Laurence Andrews

Bangor - Holyhead

I took this trip with @geekyjames a while back, we also visited Holyhead Lifeboat while we were there. I’ve always wanted to go to Holyhead, not sure why - I think it’s just one of those corners of the UK that needs to be ticked off. The station at Holyhead is directly adjacent to the Ferry terminal and (unsurprisingly) almost all of the passeng... Read more

IBM Adventures

Had an interesting day today… Network design work has one major downside: I don’t get out much. There I was, slaving away, when suddenly a P1 appeared! I don’t usually do support but when there is nobody in the whole of London from Atos available guess who the buck falls to…. Anyway, I was secretly excited because I’ve never been to this facilit... Read more

Yagi Antenna Window Mount

Found these while sorting through some old stuff, thought I would share. This fine piece of network engineering was a collaboration between myself and +Jack Wallis, Possibly one of our proudest achievements at a certain previous employment. For those curious whether mounting a Cisco AIR-ANT2410Y-R on a window is possible, we can confirm this wor... Read more

First Trip on a Class 43

Probably the most iconic of all British trains, the Class 43 is something to be proud of and we still are nearly 50 years later. Somehow I’ve never had the opportunity to travel on one, until this week. Atos have an office at Winnersh Triangle near Reading which fate had it I needed to visit, without a seconds thought my tickets were booked! I ... Read more

Holyhead Lifeboat

What to do when in Bangor, Wales? Go and see Holyhead Lifeboat of course! The boat was spotlessly clean and very prominent in the small marina. To get to the marina involved a 10 minute walk from the train station, which was pretty cold for February. We weren’t able to get up close as the boat is moored on a private pontoon but luckily it was w... Read more