More ram than a field of sheep.

Well, I did have. Looks like some may have died. Not all that surprising considering it was 2nd hand and it was running a pretty meaty overclock. Need more time to fully test it and figure out which have failed.

GIS annoyance

Today seems to be one of those days where working with a pen and paper then transferring to GIS seems to be the easiest method. GIS software sometimes misses the most basic tools ! Want to select a huge dataset by attributes, no problem. Want to select certain areas and change the colours ? Nope, can only select the whole shape. Looks like I need to manually add divisions to the shapes. Fantastic.

A fan of fans.

Just added new cooling to my home pc, and overclocked. It’s amazing how much extra you can get out of a computer with a little know how and some good cooling. I’ve managed a jump from 2.8GHz to 3.8 GHz. I’ve chosen an arctic cooling CPU cooler again, and am once again pleased with the design, installation and effectiveness. And with the ASUS software controlling the speed, it’s nice and quiet too !

Mobile life

First post from my android. This mobile tech integration means I can update anything anywhere, but it also measn I am never disconnected. I’m not sure if that’s always a good thing !


SQL is very useful, and very powerful. But when the database crashes and everything dependant on it does at the same time, things get rather complicated rather fast !


Thoroughly enjoying my most recent consultancy project. Really interesting and worthwhile brief, and pleasant clients too. Exciting projects planned in the future as well !

GIS mapping is a powerful thing

My most recent project has brought back to mind how powerful a map can be. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, a GIS produced map must be worth at least ten-thousand !