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 […]Read more "Caen Hill"
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 […]Read more "Caen Hill Locks"
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 […]Read more "Mac OS X security flaw?"