Sunday, 30 November 2014

Time (Einstein) relative to life

I've never been much of a believer in EMC2 because it can mean anything anybody wants it to mean.

But Einstein said time is relative and this makes some practical sense.

He said that if you have two objects and one is stationary and the other is moving; time will be experienced faster for the object that is still and slower for the object that is moving.

It seems to make intuitive sense and it is experienced as a reality in life.

If we 'get stuck in a rut' time will fly past.

If we do things, experience things, learn things and keep our 'dreams' alive, time will slow down.

I don't know if you have ever experienced time slowing down in a sudden emergency?

I have and time appears to almost stop.

The last time it happened to me was in the New Forest when I had a high speed fall from my bike.

Time almost came to a standstill and I was able to relax and crumple into the fall whilst at the same time pushing the bike away from me so that it fell on to the soft grass verge...

Even thinking about it now, the second or so of the fall seems to be without time. Almost as if time was suspended.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Puffin Browser for Android

Recommend Puffin Browser for Android Puffin Browser

It overcomes the problems you will find when you upgrade to Kitkat because Flash won't work.

And this begs a question... Why aren't Google solving their own problems?

And/or why haven't Google developed their own flash player?

Friday, 21 November 2014

Bournemouth sub ten cycling club

I've set up the Sub Ten Cycling club.

I cycle for miles at an average speed less than 10 mph. In fact it is more like 8 mph.

All the cycling groups around Bournemouth seem to ride at a faster speed and prefer just pottering along.

The club is for weekend and afternoon rides where the average speed is less than 10 mph.

You'd be surprised how far you can go. Into the New Forest or across the ferry into the Purbecks are both easy. If you are interested get in touch

Thursday, 13 November 2014

first MTP joint resection arthroplasty. out of action for a while

About ten years ago I started getting severe pain in the joints of my left foot when driving home from a jive dance event. Over the years it worsened and spread to both feet so that walking was painful.

I went to see a surgeon who suggested Keller Athroplasty and had the surgery on Monday morning.

Will keep a diary of the recovery - which seems to be going well up to now. I have to stay off my feet for a bit but I can already feel the pain in the joint has lessened.

Am getting to know just how bad daytime television is - despite the number of channels.

I want to say thanks to the NHS for great service and level of treatment.

When recovered next spring I am going to have a go at 'guerrilla gardening'.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Fortitech Premixes

Fortitech will pass your email address to other companies without your permission and you will then get spam from a whole range of food related companies you have never heard of.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

A new bike and a cautionary tale

I've recently bought a new bike and would like to recommend Halfords.

I bought my last bike about three years ago via the internet and that was a mistake.
The bike was too big for me and this was no excuse to send it back so I was stuck with it.
But now I have a bike that is the right size I am enjoying rides a lot more.
Recently 'night riding' on the tracks of the Purbecks.

The new bike at Kimmeridge Bay on a cloudy Summer's day

Stop for lunch in the New Forest