The snow fell hard and Chernobyl was a two hour drive from Kyiv. I’d seen enough dash cam footage from this part of the world to sit staring ahead. Hoping the minibus would stay rubber side down. My head hurt from a night out before. Not because of the multiple shots of absinthe, but because a part of the drinking game involved being set on fire and hit on the head with a barrel. And here we … [Read more...] about Two days in Chernobyl’s exclusion zone
Personal tracking devices
Ever since I travelled into Iraq during the war in 2005 I've had a use for location tracking. Back then I used my Geocaching GPS receiver, the Garmin Gecko 101. I would manually log my location then send the coordinates back to the UK in an SMS. I thought, that should I go missing, at least my last location would be known. Satellite or SIM card tracking back then was not available to the likes of … [Read more...] about Personal tracking devices
Solar Powered WiFi Solution Using the Solarmonkey Adventurer
I have been using the Solarmonkey Adventurer for around six months now. It normally sits in my office window charging and is often grabbed to take out with me to top up the battery on my iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. I have also been known to hang it in the window on a long haul flight when no seat power is supplied. This is a handy and portable free power solution but I mainly use the panel to solve a … [Read more...] about Solar Powered WiFi Solution Using the Solarmonkey Adventurer
Off-Grid is for adventure, not work.
So much for heading off-grid to get some writing done. Who am I kidding? I'm not a writer. I'm a bad typer at best. It's all very well heading out to darkest Norfolk thinking that with fewer online distractions I can work better. But I work in multimedia. I need access to the internet to research. I need access to my online backups and clouds resources. I need to upload.. download.. browse.. … [Read more...] about Off-Grid is for adventure, not work.
Disclosure and the Scottevest Experiment
I'm not a Journalist and have never trained as such. You only have to look at my grammar to see that. That doesn't stop me practicing journalism once in a while. As a blogger I feel I get to have fun experimenting with all forms of story making, reporting, documenting. I'm pretty sure first personal contact for me with Scottevest was back on the 23rd of June 2008. I received an email … [Read more...] about Disclosure and the Scottevest Experiment