Caen Hill

A few years ago, I visited Caen Hill locks near Devizes for the first time. The steep flight of locks is one of the iconic sights of Wiltshire, so when I heard that my friend Matt’s parents were bringing their narrowboat down the flight, I volunteered as a deck hand. I’ve never¬†operated a lock before […]

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Caen Hill Locks

On Sunday I went to Caen Hill Locks, in Wiltshire. In total there are twenty-nine locks, but the most famous ones are the sixteen that are packed in together over a short stretch. I walked up and down the main flight looking for photos, and found these. This is the detail of the ratchets used […]

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Mac OS X security flaw?

I think I may have stumbled across a security problem in OS X on my Macbook. To recreate it, you need to satisfy the following conditions: Enable locking the screen after waking from sleep or screensaver Connect to an 802.1x-authenticated wireless network. Don’t set to remember password. Shut the lid to put it to sleep […]

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