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Hackney Marshes, Near Newton Abbot
Hackney Marshes
By Dan Metcalfe
Rating 100%. Rated 2 times.
Doe Tor, Near Lydford
Doe Tor
By Dave Bellamy
Rating 80%. Rated 705 times.
Princetown Railway, Near Princetown
Princetown Railway
By Dave Bellamy
Rating 75%. Rated 2 times.
Hackney Marshes, Near Newton Abbot
Hackney Marshes
By Dan Metcalfe
Rating 75%. Rated 2 times.
Hackney Marshes, Near Newton Abbot
Hackney Marshes
By Dan Metcalfe
Rating 75%. Rated 2 times.
The most recent panorama I added:

Exe Estuary
1098 Days ago
The most recent tor I visited:

Steeperton Tor, (796 Days Ago)
Most recent photo added:

Bonehill Rocks, near Widecombe, (565 Days Ago) by Dave Bellamy

BLOG
(233 entries, 10 shown, 223 archived)

I'm back…
Saturday 1 March, 2014, 22:18

After nearly 18 months of zero activity and development on the site, I'm finally up and running again. Without going into the reasons why, it's taken me this long to get back up and running, with my own space and my own equipment again. I have no ideas for continuing development of the site (yet), but I do plan on getting out and about taking photos and visiting tors again. It feels good!

More mapping tools
Thursday 19 July, 2012, 21:47

Another mapping function added tonight. Just a simple one… click the new Link button on the map toolbar, and you get a popup box with a copyable link. That link takes you right back to the map as you see it there. Ideal if you need to send someone a link to a specific OS map.

Trig points on maps
Tuesday 10 July, 2012, 22:39

I added another tool to my mapping application tonight. Click the Trig point button to activate it, then click anywhere on the map. Markers will be displayed showing every trig point within 10Km. Click the marker for more details. I have also added another button above to clear the map again. It needs a bit of tidying, but I'm off to do that now…

Red Arrows Signed Photo
Saturday 14 April, 2012, 16:58

A few weeks ago I was contacted out of the blue by a chap I used to go to school with, who is now stationed at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus where the Red Arrows are training for the forthcoming display season. He very generously offered to obtain a one-off signed photo for me, asking me to email a photo to be printed out. The one I chose was of the whole team at Bristol Balloon Fiesta in August last year. The team decided that they could not sign it out of respect for Flight Lieutenants Jon Egging and Sean Cunningham, who appear in the picture. However, within an hour or so, an RAF Photographer took the image below. The team then signed that one for me instead!

I am hugely thankful to Staff Sergeant Ben Feasby.

Directions
Wednesday 28 March, 2012, 23:07

It occurred to me earlier this evening that it might be useful to use the Google Maps API to enhance the Dartmoor car parks page so that it provides directions from an entered postcode. I also took the opportunity to add my frame fixing code to those pages, so lots of links out there on the internet now show the page inside its itended frame with the contents and title intact. For example:
http://www.davebellamy.co.uk/Views/tors_near_car_parks.asp?Location=Batworthy&Distance_to_Tor=5

Weather Webcam Goes Live
Tuesday 6 March, 2012, 20:59

The webcam ran all day today, faithfully uploading images every 10 minutes, so tonight after work I mounted it in place and made it live on the website. The position is a compromise. The ideal place to mount it is in the conservatory looking south west out over the race course. But summer temperatures in there will quickly ruin a smartphone, so until I can build a fan-cooled enclosure, that's out. As a result it's now facing North out of the spare room window. Unfortunately, as the birch tree sprouts leaves the view will diminish, but as neighbour privacy was high on my list of concerns, I've had to settle for this. I may change it over the next few weeks.



Weather Webcam
Sunday 4 March, 2012, 21:11

Just now I finally managed to get a working webcam for my
Weather website. As I had hoped, I managed to get my old HTC Hero smartphone serving up jpgs on my LAN. My weather PC takes a jpg from the phone every ten minutes, overlays the current date, time and temperature, then uploads to the site, during daylight hours. I've taken it all offline for now though, as I need to find a suitable place to mount it, and a long power lead. Hopefully by next weekend it will be up and running.

Tor Fly-bys
Sunday 8 January, 2012, 20:45

I'm quite pleased with this one. I've been reading Google's KML reference recently, and it occurred to me that it would be pretty neat of there was a link on each Tor Details page here that when clicked, would open Google Earth, fly you to the tor in question, then fly you around it. I've just added a link to the tor page, but check this one of Yes Tor out:
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Another Tor Visiting Milestone
Tuesday 27 December, 2011, 18:41

I've now visited all of the extreme tors on the Moor, not just the most Northery/Easterly/Southerly/Westerly ones, but the highest and the most isolated too. This follows two visits up to Okehampton to tick off Ashbury Tor last weekend, and Cleave Tor today. There is nothing to call between these two as the most northerly tor. The GPS track for both shows a maximum northing of 94070. One of them must be slightly further north than the other, but not by any amount that I can be bothered to measure!

Most Northerly: Ashbury Tor

or Cleave Tor

Most Westerly: Brent Tor

Highest: Yes Tor

Most Isolated: Fur Tor

Most Easterly: Bot Tor

Most Southerly: Western Beacon


Dartmoor Railway Again
Sunday 20 November, 2011, 22:08

Yesterday I cycled the full route of the Dartmoor Railway again, from Princetown all the way to Plymouth. I had done it before, but this time I thought I would take a little more time over it and explore a bit more. I still didn't find the London Bridge Corbels, but the viaducts in the Plym Valley are great. I had my GPS with me this time too, so route below:

Click here for the full sized map and profile.

Archived Entries...

More site improvements
Tuesday 25 October, 2011, 21:49

Development has been slow on the site recently, but yesterday I thought it would be a good idea to r... Show


Nice Comment on a Photo
Thursday 8 September, 2011, 22:45

Back in December I went for a walk near Burrator, the main objective being to bag Sheeps Tor and a c... Show


Bristol Balloon Festival
Sunday 14 August, 2011, 22:21

I thought I would introduce Lucy to an airshow this afternoon, but as she is terrified of loud noise... Show


Kitty Tor Walk
Sunday 7 August, 2011, 23:25

Together with Dan, Ilze, Julia, Lawrence and Mike, I walked 8.5 miles and visited 10 tors today. We ... Show


New CAD Tool
Thursday 14 July, 2011, 19:42

It's been a while since I've done any serious development on the site. The extreme stress of... Show


Finally… Some Decent Thunder and Lightning
Friday 6 May, 2011, 22:45

It's been two and a half years since I bought my DSLR, and high on list of photos to take was a ... Show


Ubuntu 11.04 Upgrade
Sunday 1 May, 2011, 0:23

The laptop originally came with Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon installed, so yesterday's upgrade to 11... Show


Interview
Monday 4 April, 2011, 18:47

I was unable to record my TV appearence last week, other than on my Virign Media box, which makes it... Show


Kingsteignton Weather on TV
Thursday 31 March, 2011, 20:44

I was interviewed by ITV Weather Man Bob Crampton last month, and today was my moment in the spotlig... Show


A Long Walk on the Moor Today
Sunday 27 February, 2011, 23:16

I went out today with my friends Dan, Mike and Ilze for a 9 mile walk to some of the more remote par... Show


Another Mapping Improvement
Wednesday 23 February, 2011, 22:56

I've just updated the full page OS map so that the copyable information in the popup box now inc... Show


GPX Profile again
Sunday 20 February, 2011, 23:38

It's been a long time since I've fiddled with the code for the GPX profiles. When I original... Show


More Mapping Improvements
Wednesday 2 February, 2011, 0:15

I added a feature to the full page OS Map this evening. It allows you to click on any point, then it... Show


Not Quite…
Saturday 29 January, 2011, 19:03

I tempted fate with the last update, and I'm probably doing it again with this one! I forgot to ... Show


Map Zooming Fixed
Saturday 29 January, 2011, 18:31

Further to the previous post, the zooming is now fixed on the full page OS Map. I forgot that the va... Show


Also…
Saturday 29 January, 2011, 0:50

Further to the entry below… it also means that clicking on the "View photo locations" link no ... Show


Another Map Enhancement
Saturday 29 January, 2011, 0:39

I've been playing with the OS maps again over the last couple of days. For a while I've been... Show


200 Tors
Saturday 22 January, 2011, 19:06

I reached the 200th Dartmoor Tor earlier this afternoon. The 200th one was Cuckoo Rock The route I t... Show


Interactive Independent Climate Change Project
Saturday 25 December, 2010, 19:49

I was contacted back in March by the IICCP to see if I wanted to participate in their climate change... Show


Snow Causes Traffic Chaos
Monday 20 December, 2010, 9:47

I decided that risking my life to get into work this morning just wasn't worthwhile. Every possi... Show


Animated Tor Map
Tuesday 14 December, 2010, 17:42

I spent an hour or two this afternoon writing a PHP script that generates an animated gif file showi... Show


Cold
Tuesday 7 December, 2010, 11:40

It's cold at the moment here at Kingsteignton Weather HQ. In fact, we set a new record at 5:14 t... Show


Historical Mapping
Thursday 18 November, 2010, 13:47

I recently stumbled across the Historical Mapping API from the National Library of Scotland. They of... Show


More PHP Conversion
Wednesday 17 November, 2010, 19:17

Quite a few months ago now, I decided to recode the photo viewing page in PHP rather than the clunky... Show


Facebook API
Sunday 31 October, 2010, 19:12

I've been messing about with the Facebook API this evening, and as a result I've added a "Li... Show


Android and Java Programming
Tuesday 26 October, 2010, 23:48

I spent a while this evening getting to grips with programming for my Android phone using Java under... Show


Ubuntu 10.10
Monday 11 October, 2010, 0:20

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat was released earlier today, so I just upgraded my laptop. The process ... Show


Another Milestone…
Sunday 3 October, 2010, 21:49

I uploaded the 1000th photo to the site today. The actual photo is this one, taken at Scorhill Tor y... Show


Last FM Audioscrobbling
Wednesday 29 September, 2010, 0:27

Continuing on from the post below, I've just discovered that the Androku app supports Last FM sc... Show


Soundbridge/Android… At Last
Tuesday 28 September, 2010, 21:31

I have been checking the Android Market fairly regularly for apps that can control my 2 Soundbridges... Show


Phone fixed
Thursday 26 August, 2010, 23:52

I got my phone back on Tuesday after it had been away for a week getting its screen replaced. What a... Show


Android 2.1
Friday 6 August, 2010, 19:33

After a wait that seemed as though it would be endless, the first part of the update from Android 1.... Show


Kingsteignton Weather in the News
Friday 6 August, 2010, 19:27

Kingsteignton Weather hit the headlines today, quite literally, as I appeared on the front page of t... Show


Maps Working Again
Monday 2 August, 2010, 11:57

I fixed the maps that had stopped working due to the Ordnance Survey's upgrade. What's more,... Show


Some Maps Not Working
Monday 2 August, 2010, 9:04

The Ordnance Survey upgraded their API yesterday, and as a result some of the maps used on this site... Show


More Iridium Flare stuff
Tuesday 20 July, 2010, 20:38

I have been thinking about what I wrote a couple of weeks ago and decided to give it a go anyway. I&... Show


Chip…
Sunday 18 July, 2010, 21:47

Sad and unexpected news today, our eleven year old cat Chip was put to sleep at the vet's this e... Show


Calendar
Wednesday 7 July, 2010, 10:37

The Iridium Flare and ISS calendar should be available here:CalendarI'll sort out a proper link ... Show


Iridium Flare Calendar
Tuesday 6 July, 2010, 22:56

This evening I adapted the Iridium Flare iCal generating php file to also incorporate ISS Passes, ag... Show


Pointless Blog Post
Saturday 3 July, 2010, 7:49

Not much to add, but I'm up early waiting for the breakfast place to open, blogging from my tent... Show


Iridium Flares
Friday 2 July, 2010, 0:19

Last night I managed to link my Twitter account to my Google Calendar account, so that my phone woul... Show


Mobile Internet
Sunday 27 June, 2010, 22:56

In preparation for next week's camping trip, I thought I would try and get my Ubuntu 10.04 lapto... Show


Weather Site Up and Running Again
Tuesday 15 June, 2010, 21:33

I was away for the weekend for my brother Simon's stag do in Brighton, and while I was gone we h... Show


I videoed my trip to work
Tuesday 11 May, 2010, 20:33

No particular reason why, I just thought it would look cool sped up and put to some music. Here it i... Show


Tors Page Again
Sunday 2 May, 2010, 22:58

A thought occurred to me this afternoon as I was walking back to the car from Black Dunghill. As a c... Show


Fixed!
Thursday 29 April, 2010, 22:44

Laptop successfully revived and running Ubuntu 10.04 nicely.... Show


Ubuntu Upgrade Gone Wrong
Thursday 29 April, 2010, 21:40

Ubuntu 10.04LTS was released at about 6 o'clock this evening and I immediately decided to upgrad... Show


New Tors Page…
Friday 23 April, 2010, 0:03

When I first put the Tors section together two and a half years ago, I was pretty new to scripting a... Show


New Tent
Thursday 22 April, 2010, 23:54

We bought a new tent last week for our camping trip in July, and as it was a nice evening we decided... Show


A Couple of Great Websites
Tuesday 20 April, 2010, 22:10

I've found a couple of great websites during the last week that I'm going to add to the Link... Show


Huge Walk Yesterday
Sunday 11 April, 2010, 23:25

Together with 5 other friends, yesterday I walked from Postbridge to Fur Tor and Cut Hill. It was on... Show


Walk Planned For This Saturday
Tuesday 6 April, 2010, 21:11

I'm planning a walk for a few mates this weekend, and one of them asked me this afternoon if I h... Show


Halfway
Sunday 28 March, 2010, 20:41

I reached the halfway point yesterday. I went up to the moor and bagged another 5 tors, taking me up... Show


Hangingstone Hill
Sunday 21 March, 2010, 22:19

I visited Hangingstone Hill today with my friend Dan. We had planned on visiting 5 tors today to tak... Show


More Street View
Saturday 13 March, 2010, 19:45

I recreated the Tors Near Car Park page and it now works well enough for me to have linked it from t... Show


Street View Again
Friday 12 March, 2010, 22:20

After a couple of hours of coding, I've got it working, but with mixed results. the bad news is ... Show


Google Street View
Friday 12 March, 2010, 20:29

Google enabled Street View for the whole of the UK yesterday, and I immediately thought that using i... Show


Nearly half way…
Saturday 6 March, 2010, 22:24

Today's walk took me up to 147 tors visited, with 157 remaining. Only 5 more until I'm at th... Show


New Car
Thursday 18 February, 2010, 19:29

I picked up my new car today. Everything went pretty smoothly until I went to fill it up and noticed... Show


New phone, new car
Tuesday 16 February, 2010, 23:32

Well, I got my new HTC Hero today, and it's freaking fantastic. I'm actually writing this up... Show


New Phone
Saturday 13 February, 2010, 22:18

My current mobile phone contract enters its last month tomorrow, so I'm going to ring up cancel ... Show


Music Server Revived
Thursday 11 February, 2010, 22:30

After 4 months and 25 days I have finally revived my music server from the dead. I went out tonight ... Show


How long?
Thursday 28 January, 2010, 0:26

I can't quite believe how long I've left it since my last blog. I've been tied up with l... Show


Stolen Photos…
Monday 7 December, 2009, 19:21

I did receive a response to my email saying that the photos had been used inadvertently and that the... Show


Flying Lesson
Sunday 6 December, 2009, 17:20

I had my flying lesson this morning. The guys at South West Aviation were very accommodating and let... Show


Fantasy Formula 1
Friday 4 December, 2009, 22:45

After a frantic week of coding, in PHP which is still fairly new to me, I think I've got the Fan... Show


People are stealing my photos…
Tuesday 1 December, 2009, 21:48

I was idly searching the web this evening and I found that someone has stolen 4 of my Dartmoor Tor p... Show


Fantasy Formula 1
Tuesday 24 November, 2009, 22:21

I've been toying with the idea of setting up a Fantasy Formula 1 game for a few mates recently, ... Show


Trip to the North West
Saturday 14 November, 2009, 0:18

Just to add to one below: that M62 profile was recorded during my recent 17 hour foray to Manchester... Show


More Linux Breakthroughs
Saturday 14 November, 2009, 0:08

I ticked off another step on the way to removing Microsoft Windows from my house this evening. I'... Show


PC Better Than Ever
Friday 6 November, 2009, 22:08

After the last update, I managed to get all the backed up data back onto the PC, although not all of... Show


PC Revived from the Dead
Tuesday 3 November, 2009, 23:21

The main PC succumbed to the Sasser worm the other week, and I've just gotten round to fixing it... Show


Driving License Renewal
Monday 2 November, 2009, 19:44

Who the hell knew that you had to renew your photo driving license every ten years? Not me, so I was... Show


Automatic Route Profiles…
Thursday 8 October, 2009, 22:13

Another couple of evenings of coding well spent. I've been playing around with PHP and XML, tryi... Show


Birthday present…
Thursday 1 October, 2009, 17:47

It's my 32nd birthday today and Mel and Lucy have bought me a flying lesson! 30 minutes, just me... Show


Dead Hard Disk
Friday 18 September, 2009, 1:00

Well after about 3 and a half years the external hard disk I bought to store all my music and run th... Show


New Car Back at the Dealer
Wednesday 16 September, 2009, 18:17

I took the new car back to the Vauxhall dealer today to get a couple of things looked at. The tailga... Show


Another 6 Tors
Monday 14 September, 2009, 17:56

I went out yesterday afternoon and ticked another 6 tors and 2 trig points off the list. That brings... Show


Shuttle and ISS…
Wednesday 9 September, 2009, 21:45

I managed to capture both the space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station in a photo... Show


GPS Tracks
Friday 4 September, 2009, 20:33

I couldn't think of anything clever to do with them yet, so for now I've just set up a page ... Show


Photo Markers added…
Friday 4 September, 2009, 17:13

Well that didn't take long. The solution dawned on me earlier today. I moved all the ASP/Javascr... Show


Route Maps
Thursday 3 September, 2009, 22:03

I thought I would try and add some of my GPS route traces onto the OS maps tonight. I managed to do ... Show


Dartmoor Discussion Forum
Sunday 23 August, 2009, 23:05

Spurred on by the uptake of the South Devon Weather discussion forum, I started a new one tonight al... Show


More Tors…
Saturday 22 August, 2009, 21:24

I ticked another 5 tors off the list today. I loaded my bike into the new Zafira and headed up to Pr... Show


New Car Part III
Friday 21 August, 2009, 17:48

We picked up our new car this lunchtime, which means, for better or worse, I'm no longer a BMW d... Show


New Car Part II
Saturday 15 August, 2009, 18:28

I saved the photos from the Vauxhall Network Q site before they take them down:  Bit of a ... Show


New Car!
Friday 14 August, 2009, 19:18

I just bought a new car! The BMW was just too impractical and starting to get a little rough around ... Show


Weather Forum…
Friday 7 August, 2009, 0:12

For a while now I've been toying with the idea of getting all the local weather station operator... Show


Weather site disaster…
Wednesday 5 August, 2009, 19:24

I tempted fate with yesterday's post. For pretty much the whole of today, Kingsteignton Weather ... Show


Weather site getting popular…
Tuesday 4 August, 2009, 21:11

I've noticed recently that my Kingsteignton Weather site has been getting a few hits from the we... Show


Improved Grid Square Coverage Map
Wednesday 29 July, 2009, 19:03

A while ago I managed to figure out how to do a map of the south west and add red dots to that image... Show


Rippon Tor again.
Tuesday 28 July, 2009, 0:05

I first went up Rippon Tor on May 17th 2007, and back then I was quite taken aback by the view. Well... Show


SoundBridge Revived…
Thursday 23 July, 2009, 18:55

One of my SoundBridges died about 3 weeks ago, and I was pretty gutted about it. It was my oldest on... Show


Web Interface for adding content…
Tuesday 21 July, 2009, 23:29

Ever since I moved this site over to being database driven 3 or 4 years ago, adding content to it li... Show


Yeovilton Photos Uploaded
Monday 13 July, 2009, 23:55

I sorted through all 901 photos and came up with 30 that I'm really happy with. See them all on ... Show


Yeovilton again
Sunday 12 July, 2009, 23:40

Mid July means that it's time for Yeovilton again. Pete and I drove up to Ilchester and then cyc... Show


Popup Maps Working
Monday 29 June, 2009, 23:48

I got the popup maps mentioned in the last post up and running. It wasn't too hard in the end, a... Show


New Graph on Stats Page
Saturday 27 June, 2009, 22:55

I added a new graph to the Views Stats page this evening that shows the number of photos against dis... Show


More OS Map Enhancements
Thursday 18 June, 2009, 22:43

Building on Tuesday's efforts, I've polished off the popup box that displays the coordinates... Show


OS Map Enhancements
Tuesday 16 June, 2009, 22:59

I've been thinking about enhancing the OS maps for a while now, and the most pressing thing on t... Show


More Fun with a Plasma Ball
Thursday 11 June, 2009, 23:15

I had the plasma ball and the camera out again tonight. After Tuesday's efforts, I had read that... Show


Plasma Ball
Wednesday 10 June, 2009, 18:04

I've been entertaining Lucy with a small USB powered plasma ball recently, and while messing aro... Show


Bike Ride to Redlake
Saturday 6 June, 2009, 18:27

Just over a year ago I stumbled across the disused Redlake tramway while walking up to Hangershell R... Show


Fire Brigade
Thursday 4 June, 2009, 0:17

We had the Fire Brigade round tonight. Mel was expecting them, I wasn't. I have to say that I wa... Show


New Table Saw
Monday 4 May, 2009, 23:28

I bought a new table saw today. My old one lasted about 8 years, and put in some pretty decent servi... Show


Ubuntu 9.04
Friday 1 May, 2009, 17:48

Well, I got the upgrade itch again last night, so despite having said below that I would wait a week... Show


Ubuntu 8.10
Wednesday 29 April, 2009, 17:31

I upgraded the OS on my laptop yesterday evening from Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" to 8.10 &q... Show


Out on the moors again
Saturday 18 April, 2009, 20:48

After what must be a record 8 weeks of not visiting a tor I finally got out on the moor again this m... Show


Disaster strikes
Sunday 5 April, 2009, 20:45

I woke up yesterday morning to find water leaking into our ensuite shower. This looked pretty ominou... Show


Star Trail II
Thursday 19 March, 2009, 22:40

I went up to Haytor for an hour this evening and got another star trail photo. It came out pretty we... Show


STS-119
Monday 16 March, 2009, 0:13

I have just been stood out in my garden waiting for Discovery to go overhead. I had my camera set up... Show


Star Trail Photo
Sunday 15 March, 2009, 22:28

I finally got round to taking a star trail photo(Click the photo for a larger version):Also, I made ... Show


New Phone
Saturday 14 March, 2009, 21:07

I went down to the O2 shop in Newton Abbot today to get my annual upgrade on my contract handset. I ... Show


Grid Reference Added to Maps
Tuesday 10 March, 2009, 21:11

Real time grid references added to the full page OS map. Again, I borrowed a javascript module from ... Show


Realtime Coordinate Display Added to Maps
Tuesday 10 March, 2009, 19:54

Done it! I still need to make it show OS grid reference rather than easting and northing, but I will... Show


Search Box Added to Maps
Tuesday 10 March, 2009, 18:47

I added a placename search function to the full page OS map this evening. The code is actually legit... Show


OS Maps
Saturday 7 March, 2009, 19:20

I just added a page that displays a full-page, dragable OS map. My tilecount rarely exceeds 1% of wh... Show


Broken washing machine
Saturday 7 March, 2009, 16:11

Our washing machine has been playing up for ages, and today it managed to annoy me to the point of d... Show


New Hard Drive
Thursday 12 February, 2009, 20:50

I've seen recently that Tesco are selling cheap Maxtor external hard drives, so earlier this eve... Show


Venus…
Wednesday 11 February, 2009, 19:22

This evening started out clear with a nice view of the stars from the back garden, so I thought I... Show


Selectable On This Day page II
Monday 2 February, 2009, 18:44

The weather graphs are now working properly on the test version of the On This Day page (linked belo... Show


Selectable On This Day page
Monday 2 February, 2009, 0:22

I have just spent hours fiddling with a test version of the On This Day page, trying to make it so t... Show


Dartmoor Road Closure
Tuesday 27 January, 2009, 21:02

I just had an email from a fellow Dartmoor fan about the proposed closure of the military loop road ... Show


Iridium Flare
Wednesday 7 January, 2009, 18:30

I took a photo of an Iridium Flare this evening:This is the right hand solar panel of the Iridium 13... Show


Google Street View Cars
Tuesday 30 December, 2008, 15:16

I spotted two Google Street View cars over the last few days. Actually, it's probably the same c... Show


More Stats
Thursday 25 December, 2008, 20:56

I've been messing with the View Stats page again. I wanted a way to see a few more than just the... Show


Average Rainfall Data
Tuesday 16 December, 2008, 18:52

I received an email today from another Kingsteignton resident who has been recording rainfall data s... Show


Conflicting code
Sunday 14 December, 2008, 20:52

I added the first new photos since I put the rating system in place today and it broke the site. Bec... Show


Moon Photo
Wednesday 10 December, 2008, 20:58

I decided that after last night's good luck with the photography, I would brave the cold again a... Show


Night Photography
Tuesday 9 December, 2008, 21:37

I've been out in the (freezing cold) back garden with my Sony Alpha 200 DSLR camera fiddling wit... Show


Photo Rating added
Tuesday 2 December, 2008, 18:45

I added the ability for visitors to rate photos in the Views section tonight. As with the commenting... Show


100 Tors Reached
Saturday 29 November, 2008, 17:55

I reached 100 Tors today! The 100th was Leather Tor, and the 99th was Peek Hill. I'd neglected t... Show


More graphs
Tuesday 25 November, 2008, 22:09

I'm really getting into PHP. And I know how geeky that sounds, but what's worse is the produ... Show


1 year of tor visiting
Saturday 15 November, 2008, 21:02

Today marks exactly 1 year since I decided to start visiting every tor on Dartmoor. And seeing that ... Show


Top 5 upgrades to View stats page
Tuesday 11 November, 2008, 22:01

I'd noticed that my photo from Rippon Tor looking down the Teign Estuary is far and away the mos... Show


Anemometer stops working
Saturday 8 November, 2008, 18:50

I noticed this morning that my anemometer wasn't turning, despite the howling gale. I went out a... Show


Furthest view from house 2
Sunday 2 November, 2008, 14:27

Back in June I posted here about the furthest point I could see from my living room window. Back the... Show


Random Photo Code
Saturday 1 November, 2008, 23:28

A while ago I coded up an asp page that served up a random photo from the database. I'd been try... Show


Map Corrected
Saturday 1 November, 2008, 11:41

The post below doesn't make much sense now because I've subsequently altered the background ... Show


Dynamic Progress Map
Thursday 30 October, 2008, 23:15

I had a big breakthrough with the site tonight. For ages I've been trying to get a dynamically c... Show


Database Fettling
Saturday 25 October, 2008, 17:29

I made a change in the code of the "In this month" page today. As it extracts data from tw... Show


Panoramas
Tuesday 21 October, 2008, 20:02

I found another few photos that match up, so I created another panorama out of them. They are actual... Show


Brent Tor
Tuesday 14 October, 2008, 21:22

I went across the moor to Brent Tor on Sunday and took a load of photos from the summit, some of whi... Show


Scripting 8
Tuesday 7 October, 2008, 17:34

After a bit of frustration due to some impossibly obscure formatting errors, I finally managed to ge... Show


Scripting 7
Sunday 5 October, 2008, 1:13

I made a pretty major change to this front page tonight, which will become apparent if you scroll do... Show


Out on the Moors Again
Sunday 28 September, 2008, 20:41

After a five week hiatus in tor visiting, mainly due to the appalling weather we've had, a relat... Show


Ripon Tor
Tuesday 16 September, 2008, 21:01

After reading Tim Sandles' excellent Legendary Dartmoor pages, I stumbled upon a 19th Century qu... Show


flickr
Saturday 13 September, 2008, 11:49

The arrival of my new camera has prompted me to start uploading photos to my flickr account. They... Show


Camera Arrives
Thursday 11 September, 2008, 22:51

Yay, my new camera arrived today! Bad news… no lens in the box. According to the Amazon site i... Show


Stats Page 2
Tuesday 9 September, 2008, 19:14

More messing around with the stats page and the database that shows visits to the View Photos. The s... Show


New Camera
Sunday 7 September, 2008, 18:28

With my birthday only 3 weeks away, I've been thinking about what to buy myself, and top of the ... Show


Scripting 6
Saturday 6 September, 2008, 22:27

Something that has been playing on my mind recently is that the "In this month" page was j... Show


Ubuntu Upgrade
Friday 5 September, 2008, 20:39

I finally got around to upgrading Ubuntu on my Laptop from 7.10 to 8.04 tonight. It actually doesn&#... Show


Stats Page 1
Tuesday 2 September, 2008, 21:00

I got the new "Most Viewed" section of the View Stats page properly equipped with a thumbn... Show


Bournemouth Air Show
Monday 1 September, 2008, 23:39

After 4 days, just over half of the View photos have been viewed at least once already. I'm quit... Show


Scripting 5
Thursday 28 August, 2008, 23:49

After two days of feeling like I'm about to die from the World's Worst Stomach Bug, you'... Show


Scripting 4
Tuesday 19 August, 2008, 17:41

I realise that it is about 6 weeks since I said below that getting the comment confirmation page to ... Show


Multimap
Saturday 16 August, 2008, 23:16

After I said "I assume that I will probably never get" an answer from Multimap on July 29t... Show


Scripting 3
Monday 11 August, 2008, 23:46

I was getting a bit embarrassed about the lack of photos on the "On This Day" page… ... Show


Tors 4
Thursday 7 August, 2008, 20:34

Not very busy at work today, so I took the afternoon off and headed off to Belstone for a walk round... Show


Scripting 2
Tuesday 5 August, 2008, 17:20

I've been toying with the idea of rewriting the whole CD section, so I made a start this evening... Show


OS Maps 2
Thursday 31 July, 2008, 21:19

I've spent a bit of time this evening adding markers to the OS maps. The bit I'm most chuffe... Show


OS Maps 1
Tuesday 29 July, 2008, 20:46

I think all the OS maps should be up and running properly again. The OS API is a lot nicer to use th... Show


Disparaging comment about Multimap
Tuesday 29 July, 2008, 18:07

I decided not to wait any further for a response from Multimap, and I assume that I will probably ne... Show


Highest Point in Southern England
Sunday 27 July, 2008, 22:03

After a productive tor-visiting week, which included a trip to Rowtor, West Mill Tor, Yes Tor, High ... Show


Scripting 1
Friday 18 July, 2008, 21:41

I added a section to the View photo page that allows you to click and view photos in adjacent grid s... Show


Soundbridge
Sunday 13 July, 2008, 23:09

After trying on and off for a few weeks to get some decent Soundbridge control software on my Ubuntu... Show


Comments Welcome
Sunday 6 July, 2008, 22:07

I added new feature to the Views sections tonight. You can now comment on the individual photos, and... Show


On This Day 3
Tuesday 1 July, 2008, 22:36

D'oh… D'oh… D'oh… D'oh! The "On This Day" page has been ... Show


On This Day 2
Tuesday 24 June, 2008, 21:40

A few more enhancements to the "On This Day" page tonight. I came up with a script that se... Show


On This Day 1
Thursday 19 June, 2008, 21:49

This evening I finally got round to coding up an "On This Day…" page, which shows al... Show


Binoculars
Wednesday 11 June, 2008, 17:55

Ugborough Beacon:I was also messing about with my binoculars, and I wondered if I could take a photo... Show


Furthest view from house 2
Tuesday 10 June, 2008, 21:47

Further to the post below, I thought I'd go to the top of the back garden and see what the furth... Show


Furthest view from house 1
Sunday 8 June, 2008, 21:35

I've been doing a bit of fiddling in Google Earth, trying to figure out what the furthest point ... Show


Laptop
Wednesday 4 June, 2008, 19:15

I finally received a call from Dell this morning informing me that my new laptop will be delivered t... Show


ISS
Monday 2 June, 2008, 0:14

Just spotted the ISS, low over Newton Abbot, but I missed Discovery this time. It may have been too ... Show


Space Shuttle and ISS
Sunday 1 June, 2008, 22:41

Just went out and saw the ISS and Discovery pass overhead again. Discovery is about 5 minutes behind... Show


Space Shuttle Launch
Saturday 31 May, 2008, 22:26

I just saw what is probably the single most incredible thing I've ever seen. I just watched Disc... Show


STILL No Laptop!
Tuesday 27 May, 2008, 20:44

I phoned Dell this morning, and rather unbelievably, I was told by a very rude Indian lady that my o... Show


Still No Laptop
Tuesday 27 May, 2008, 0:27

Still not happy with Dell. The woman I spoke to on Saturday assured me I would receive some communic... Show


Tors 3
Saturday 24 May, 2008, 21:37

Oh yes… Dell. It's now 8 days since I ordered my laptop and I still haven't even recei... Show


No Laptop
Saturday 24 May, 2008, 21:24

I knocked another three tors off my list yesterday, right down in the southern tip of the moor. I... Show


New Laptop
Friday 16 May, 2008, 22:47

I just had a spending spree, partly brought on by the news that I'm getting a bonus this year. S... Show


Lightning!
Thursday 15 May, 2008, 19:57

We had a pretty big thunderstorm last night, the first one for a long time. Two houses in Kingsteign... Show


50 Tors Reached
Monday 12 May, 2008, 19:41

50 tors reached this evening, after 179 days so far. The 50th tor was Rowden Tor:Your browser does n... Show


Google Maps API 3
Saturday 26 April, 2008, 0:01

I just had a big breakthrough with the three interactive Google Maps pages that I have here. Due to ... Show


Lucy Tor
Thursday 24 April, 2008, 23:57

I went up to the moor again after work in order to visit the rock that I walked straight past on Tue... Show


Snow!
Thursday 17 April, 2008, 18:33

I only just got round to uploading this photo (Click the photo for a larger version):It shows the sn... Show


Fire!
Wednesday 19 March, 2008, 12:27

I spotted a huge fire on the moor this morning. Close inspection with binoculars showed a load of fl... Show


Google Maps API 2
Sunday 9 March, 2008, 13:47

More messing about with Google Maps this morning. I've finally created a new front end map page ... Show


Google Maps API 1
Saturday 8 March, 2008, 14:55

I have been messing around with the Google Maps API, connecting it to my Views/Tors database. The re... Show


LatLong
Wednesday 5 March, 2008, 22:07

I had a pretty major breakthrough with the backend code in the views database today, although it end... Show


Tors 2
Sunday 2 March, 2008, 19:05

I have plotted the coordinates of the vast majority of tors and hills on Dartmoor, and made them ava... Show


Tors 1
Sunday 24 February, 2008, 20:40

I spent a bit of this weekend enhancing the tors page a bit. It now sports a "Details" lin... Show


Kingsteignton Weather 2
Tuesday 29 January, 2008, 21:35

I spent parts of this evening creating a dynamically updated banner image for Kingsteignton-Weather:... Show


OS Maps
Friday 28 December, 2007, 21:12

All the Ordnance Survey maps should be in place now. The coding and the database work didn't tak... Show


Bag Tor Bagged
Thursday 27 December, 2007, 20:22

I went out on the moor yesterday to test out my new GPS. I just did a small walk somewhere I was fam... Show


GPS
Sunday 16 December, 2007, 20:28

I just bought a GPS device. Not one of those all-too ubiquitous in-car must-haves that everyone seem... Show


Lucy
Wednesday 5 December, 2007, 1:05

After an eventful day that was unlike anything I've ever experienced, we can welcome Lucy Bellam... Show


Visit Every Dartmoor Tor
Thursday 15 November, 2007, 17:30

Now that the Views section has a healthy number of photos, and I've generated a bit of healthy c... Show


Weather Station 3
Sunday 28 October, 2007, 22:43

I'm a bit chuffed with myself. After 3 weeks of trying hard to figure out how to get my Weather ... Show


Kingsteignton Weather 1
Friday 12 October, 2007, 18:45

I've bought another domain name. The weather section of this site was starting to take on a life... Show


Weather Station 2
Sunday 7 October, 2007, 10:13

The end of the first week of my 30s. A productive week though, as I finally got round to upgrading t... Show


Linux 3
Tuesday 25 September, 2007, 19:15

After my somewhat satisfying first forays into the world of Linux (see here), I became a bit frustra... Show


Dartmoor Railway
Saturday 15 September, 2007, 20:21

I spent today riding along the disused railway from Princetown down to Plymouth with my friend Dan a... Show


Yeovilton Arrivals 2
Sunday 8 July, 2007, 11:34

Well, it's been exactly a year since I first started waffling away on this page, which means it&... Show


Tyrannosaurus Alan
Tuesday 15 May, 2007, 10:49

Normally I'm not the sort of person who likes adverts. Most adverts enrage me to the point where... Show


Simons Deck
Thursday 26 April, 2007, 17:56

Just got home from Bournemouth after spending the week with my brother Simon and building a deck in ... Show


Panorama
Thursday 19 April, 2007, 19:32

Just got back from Teignmouth, but we stopped at Ware Barton to take the photo below. I was going to... Show


Linux 2
Sunday 25 February, 2007, 23:38

The transfer from Windows to Linux on the Laptop is pretty much complete, and I'm writing this u... Show


Cilit Bang!
Tuesday 20 February, 2007, 20:04

Mel just got back from Tesco with, among other things, a bottle of "Cillit Bang!". I'v... Show


Linux 1
Sunday 18 February, 2007, 23:17

I spent a bit of time upgrading my laptop from windows XP to Mandriva 2007 (Linux - basically):Click... Show


Photos
Sunday 11 February, 2007, 22:47

I went out this morning and took a load more photos for the Views section. It was a lovely morning, ... Show


New Barbeque
Sunday 4 February, 2007, 23:56

We just bought one of these:Seeing as our last gas barbeque only cost me £10 and has just rece... Show


Firefly Media Server 2
Thursday 30 November, 2006, 21:56

Firefly Media Server upgraded from svn-1417 to svn-1450, skipping svn-1433. I've also (with a li... Show


Firefly Media Server 1
Sunday 19 November, 2006, 20:10

Firefly Media server successfully upgraded from the svn-1359 nightly to the svn-1417 nightly. I'... Show


Crashed Sea Harrier
Tuesday 7 November, 2006, 20:57

I was looking through some old crap I had on my PC at work the other day and found these photos of a... Show


Bugs
Tuesday 7 November, 2006, 20:07

I have just discovered yet more joys of living with an animal-lover. Not only does she force me to s... Show


Weather Station 1
Sunday 8 October, 2006, 22:00

I got my weather station (mostly) up and running today. Mel bought it for my birthday last week, and... Show


Hard Drive Fixed
Thursday 5 October, 2006, 21:48

I got my external HDD back today. It failed last week after I got back from Bournemouth, so it was p... Show


Iridium Flare
Sunday 10 September, 2006, 21:57

Well, thanks to this page: http://www.heavens-above.com, I've just spotted my first "Iridiu... Show


Bathroom
Wednesday 6 September, 2006, 19:24

HOLY MARY MOTHER OF GOD! Dave has pulled his finger out and got on with the bathroom! Well actually ... Show


Yeovilton Arrivals 1
Friday 7 July, 2006, 20:45

I spent the day at RNAS Yeovilton, right on the end of the runway, which is happily becoming a bit o... Show