Not much I can say about the weather really…. This pic was taken by Sue on Friday:
should/does enlarge if you click on it.
A week or so ago my trusty TomTom Go 500 finally gave up the ghost after almost 6 years of reliable service (see “A New Toy for 2006“). As the picture shows, it was a “sturdy” device and much deeper and heavier than the latest ones:
Google to the rescue; I found a great offer on a shiny new TomTom Via Live 120 European version which had all the new bells and whistles and was a lot smaller and lighter than the original – it was also a lot cheaper at £152, the original costing over £250 if I remember correctly. In addition the Pixmania website (which offered the best price I could find) also had a “flash” on the product picture stating “£30 Cashback”, so a total price of £122!
Pleased to report that it works very well though so at least TomTom have lived up to expectations – it even knows where Southampton is 😉
Some years ago I bought a couple of JVC car stereos during a visit to Tottenham Court Road. These were pretty remarkable at the time as they included MP3 CD players as well as the normal AM/FM radio facilities and, of course, the ability to play normal CDs.
Both sets are still working well but the other day I decided to move mine from the car into an ’05 plate Citröen Relay van. When I first connected it in to the Toyota I needed and ISO adapter as the wiring arrangement on the JVC complied with the then new ISO standard and of course the old Carina didn’t – simple enough and it cost about £5.
When I took a look into the wiring on the Citröen though, I found that although all the connectors would fit the JVC without the adapter, our French cousins had decided to stray from the standard wiring and again I need to buy another adapter this time with a couple of additional “flying” leads to ensure a permanent supply to the stereo. In fact the changes are so subtle that even the car stereo specialist seemed confused by the arrangement and was/is far from sure that the part I finally agreed to order was the right one for the job. More later methinks……….
The single thing which causes most problems or the WordPress users I know is uploading and positioning images in their posts. Hopefully I have found a solution which will make things quite a bit easier – it’s called “Freebie Images” and is a WP plugin – you can get it here.
I just installed it and it shows up nicely as a panel in the WP “Add New Post” dashboard. From there it’s just a case of:
So far it looks a very useful tool – I’ll report back after a few more tests….