Driving To The Gym

This section is dedicated to oxymorons such as Driving to the Gym. Do you ever wonder why people drive to the gym? I do. I know there are some folks who aren't very mobile and need finely tuned exercise that a gym or swimming pool provides, but what about everyone else?

You drive to the gym to get fit, right? Isn't that completely missing the point? If you want to get or keep fit, why are you getting in your car in the first place?

Finding other places to buy stuff

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Free-to-use Strava Tools

Tools for the Strava Athlete (more)

Finding companies to invest in

Using various criteria to determine which companies are the best! (more)

Watch those Calories during the Coronavirus shutdown!

The global pandemic COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) is forcing people everywhere to de-socialise and restrict their movements outside of home. In the UK, the guidance is to only make essential journeys, except for one short bit of exercise ... (more)

Setting up a LAMP stack on CentOS 8

Here are the command-line steps needed to get a bare CentOS 8.0 distro ready for full LAMP (Apache-MySQL-PHP) hosting: (Note - replace mysite.com with the domain name of your own website, and server1.mysite.com with this server's hostname ... (more)

Crivit products

The Crivit® product range If you're looking for outdoors clothing or accessories, you could do worse than to browse the Crivit® range. Crivit® is a brand of German supermarket Lidl's, so it's most convenient for UK customers to head down ... (more)

SOLVED! How to free a stuck seatpost

Bicycle seatposts are notorious for getting stuck in the frame. They're in a fairly vulnerable part of the bike, and rainwater can work its way down - causing the post to corrode over time. The act of corrosion is fairly slow, so you should ... (more)

Replacing push-fit bottom brackets

I'd always been nervous about replacing the push-fit bearings myself. I'd always been used to the screw-on variety, and when I bought a Specialized Crux with BB30 push-fit bearings I just left it as a job for my LBS when the dreaded creak ... (more)

Eastern Cross 2020/21 Round 1: Stow Scramble

Stowmarket & District CC put on a well drilled event at Haughley Park in Suffolk, with help from the MSG who would be running a mountain biking event the following day. Full results on the Eastern Cross website. Youth Race Some ... (more)

How to get a fast, informative Health Check

I turned 45 recently, so was looking forward to getting a comprehensive health-check done via my NHS GP surgery. COVID-19 restrictions put paid to that, however, and as of July 2020 there is no idea about when these tests will be up and running ... (more)

Mobility Changes due to COVID-19

Google has published summary reports of the changes in different types of mobility across the world. Here we present a series of charts for the UK, ordered by percentage change and highlighting the county of Norfolk. The mobility changes ... (more)

Cycling Performance Programme

Performance Programme Since the outbreak of the global Coronavirus pandemic, my plan and diary for cycling in 2020 has changed somewhat. I did have ambitions for long-distance rides throughout the year, but the UK lockdown (with allowance ... (more)

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Terms of Use These terms of use govern your use of our site. Please read these terms in full before you use this Website. If you do not accept these terms of use, please do not use this Website. Your continued use of this site confirms your ... (more)

John Swindells

John Swindells I am a career professional in software development, becoming proficient in various systems and languages since 1992. In recent years I have been especially active in web and mobile app projects. I stepped down in April ... (more)

LinkedIn API

The LinkedIn API (more)

A Social Feed

This is a feed of everything I'm interested in, filtered and categorised according to my choices. Channels: Twitter (multiple accounts) Facebook groups Facebook pages Google+ LinkedIn Flickr Youtube Website RSS Webpage updates ... (more)