July 2015 in the Life of Ben (Blog)

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Constellations at Trafalgar Studios (23rd July 2015)

Saw this as a triple date with a pair of Fiona’s friends. (Plus their other halves.)

(More to follow.)

New Light Bulbs & Tubes (21st July 2015)

REW Electrical Wholesalers on Holloway Road. A little shop just before cinema. Now closed! Went quite far up towards Archway to use a little place called Sparks.

Helpful guy behind the till. I took the dead lights in with me and he was able to identify what was needed. I selected how many Watts, though.

All that cost about £24 which seems about right.

We later found that some lights weren’t working due to each having its own transformer. Our neighbour had the problem – I thought the lights from the same switch would run from the same transformer. But no, each has its own.

Guess that helps the system scale to any number of lights on the same switch. But it multiplies the points of failure by the number of lights!

W3C Memes (20th July 2015)

“We’re only using one framework…and a couple of libraries.”

From the brilliant and now long-standing W3C Memes.

Lambeth Country Show (18th July 2015)

(More to follow.)

Birthday Dinner (15th July 2015)

Had a delicious rib-eye steak with chimmi-churri, an Argentine oil with finely chopped peppers and other savoury flavours in it. This was at North Nineteen, which we hadn’t been to for a long time but always remember for being great.

(More to follow.)

Alexei Sayle Cycles (7th July 2015)

Excellent performance during The Now Show on BBC Radio 4 this week. He has been a regular cyclist in London since the 1970’s and that features heavily in the second half of his set.

Whitstable & Margate (5th July 2015)

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