Just logged on this morning, thought I’d look at 360 and write a blog entry, as I’ve been a bit lax recently ….
Everything locks up … hohum program crash … hohum OS crash (unusual for linux) reboot …. nowt, mem test then nothing else … sniff sniff … ewww, burning plastic … oops. power off.
Now using the backup pc. At first I thought it was a complete meltdown, unhooked everything, still nowt. Reset Cmos ram … Haha some life … tested disk .. phhut .. i could run round in circles faster than it can … it is dead dead dead as the proverbial Parrot. No chance of any data recovery from that.
Oh well… that will teach me to do backups more often … nah probably not…
This is a brilliant piece of software, so easy to use and it looks really good. I’ve tried other planetarium s/w but this is the best for casual star gazing, and probably useful for the more serious star-gazer as well.
Just found the Documentation Wiki page Here
I’m now looking north to Durham, and South Shields in particular. It seems that A greatGF and his father were master mariners. Curiously there is a Maritime school in South Shields. It was founded in 1839, so spans both the GGF and GGGF lives.
There is a little uncertainty over this line but it’s matching previous work done by my brother.
The picture above was taken in the summer of 1960. It was common for us to host Sunday dinners for a varying crowd of extended family members. No wonder mum is hiding, she must have been exhausted cooking for that lot.
I was 1 year old, and not in the front row.
I thought this was an interesting link, which I found while searching for info on Debenham, some interesting old maps to look at.
A vision of Britain through time
I have been meaning to look up my family history for some time. My brother gave me some of the work he had done on our family tree, which has given me a little help.
It’s a little like a chain reaction, and once started its difficult to stop, with more and more links to distant relatives. But what fun it has been.
I have found that my maternal grandmothers family were from the Chelsea area, though they did move around a bit, kensington and Hammersmith. But what I found amazing was that one side of that family were from Bisley in Gloucestershire. And were a part of a large weaving community. It seems that during the 1830’s mechanisation caused mass unemployment, Bisley Village history , and many families migrated from Bisley. Some going as far as Australia… well those that survived the journey. However, my branch of the family ( Handy and Susan Ridler) made it to the Chelsea area in the 1850’s. There they settled and gave rise to a large number of descendants.
Anyway, the pic above is a picture taken at my Mothers 80th birthday, there are 4 generations on display.