Long time no see…

Charles will be happy: the first post I have written for over a month! As you might expect I’ve in fact been up to a lot, and hardly ever bored enough to write a post on my blog — sorry readers! So what’s been going on? Well, I’m still in Devon and have been taking advantage of not having to do anything. Jess and I have stayed at her parents’ caravan for a good while, and various chunks of her family have been visiting—all with children—so we are keeping busy! Add to the mix the fact that I’m building 2 new computers (for Jess’s family), rebuilding 2 of my own, and I’ve been chipping Jess’s PlayStation 2 for various purposes, and we get: hardly any time left for blogging!

The caravan seems to provide an almost endless stream of faults that need repairing including 2 broken pumps, a mistreated porta-potti, and various other smaller jobs. It’s great fun staying at the site since it’s right on the coast and mostly quite peaceful. When the occasional sunny day does rear its head it makes for lovely beach going!

I’ve been asked to build 2 new computers for Jess’s family and, as you might expect, am rather looking forward to putting them both together. I’m also taking opportunity of the situation and I’m going to rebuild mine and Jess’s computers, adding 4 × 250GB hard drives making for 500GB of RAIDed storage: nice!

And yes, you’ve read correctly, I’ve been chipping Jess’s PlayStation 2. I must admit the real reason behind this is to be able to play dodgy games, but I might also play around with writing software for the device since it’s really quite neat. I’ve fitted a DMS 4 Lite and was fitting another little gadget when I blew a fuse with my soldering iron, and am waiting for a replacement to arrive.