RS Vareo Sailing Spring 2018

Looking back (and #) to this time last year it looks like there wasn’t much wind on the days I went out and I was often looking forward to stronger winds.

2018 has been better or perhaps I’ve just been out more and I have some observations and learnings after my first full year of RS Vareo sailing.

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Birds in Napa

Last week I attended the WordPress.com VIP workshop in Napa and this time took a camera with some zoom to get some pictures of the local wildlife.

I saw some hummingbirds up close last year and was hoping to get better shots this year. I only saw one hummingbird briefly this year but nevertheless saw a variety of species I hadn’t seen before.

Western Bluebird. This pair lived outside my room and I got to know the male’s routine, he didn’t mind me getting up close at all. Continue reading “Birds in Napa”

How to do VoIP Internet Telephony at Home

When we moved to the UK from Germany in 2013 we quickly discovered BT’s high and fiddly telephone call pricing structure which soon got me thinking about how to bypass as much of their service as I could. Cheap calls and simpler pricing was a must.

Setting up a SIP phone to do VoIP (voice over IP) seemed like a good solution to reduce call costs and also make adding further landline numbers cheap and easy, SIP being part of the VoIP family of technologies. Read more about SIP vs VoIP here.

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