about JohnH

Sorted, fit. Current activities are photography, hiking, motorbiking, trail biking, music, geology/geoscience, dinner-at-home, travel and more.

NAS box and SATA drives

A new NAS box (Network Attached Storage) with a couple of big hard disk drives arrived today. These will enable me to retire my most recent Windows Server, various incarnations of which have been keeping my data and backups since 2005. I can now order (and afford) a single hard drive that is small enough to hold in my hand yet which promises to store my photos, documents and media. That’s now several terabytes; each terabyte is 1000 gigabytes. The AA size battery is an indication of scale, not needed for the system.

Read more: Tekkie Treat

JH by JH, May 2018 with timeline showing Yosemite & Yellowstone, Bristol, one transistor radio, BASIC program, Mozart scores, Uni sound & lights, LWT, motorbike KH250, Inter Rail, crew cut, Roll film camera, Squaretop Mountain, Wyoming, 3565 m., Routeburn + Greenstone, NZ, Dial-up Internet, GLME Provence summercamp, Marseille holiday flat + CBR600RR, Digital SLR camera & Photoshop, JohnHikerBiker blog

JH by JH, May 2018

This photo started as test setup for the GPN portraits pair challenge on a wet Saturday afternoon and has ended up as an infographic.

Sic pack abs in the Vienna Forest

Worth doing the all those crunchies in the gym! Six-pack abs at play in the Hohe Wand, in the Wiener Wald, the Vienna Forest.

That time when giving control of the camera to another photographer produces a result that pleases both the subject and the photographer: thanks to Wolf for the photo.

Marin Palisades Trail mountain bike

Riding my Marin Palisades Trail (1990s) to the one of the Fitness à l’air libre (outdoor gym) at Parc Balnéaire du Prado, the Prado Beach Park in Marseille. Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, California this one is not, and so much the better, but it’s good to do my regular stretching routine outdoors in the sea air and sunshine, away from the worst of the air pollution. No suspension at all on this vintage bike.
There’s another Fitness à l’air libre installation in Parc Borély nearby which is very much place for the big guys.

Keswick Cab 2

A paean to Keswick Cab 2 - Fibre broadband in the Lake District

So why not take a photo next to a fibre broadband box as much as next to a classical fountain? The new technology which defined the cities of the Roman Republic and Empire was water: aqueducts brought fresh running water to enliven the fountains and fill the cisterns of the rich. More modest households fetched their water from the communal spouts. Houses close to the water points were the more desirable and thus the more expensive.
Contemporary residential life is increasingly dependent on fast broadband for social, entertainment and administrative or business purposes. And this depends on the proximity to the broadband cabinet, which are, unfortunately, rather less than ubiquitous.

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