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Jim Wall

Jim Wall 

jack of a few trades. master of none

Occupation: Job hunting. If you have any genuine job offers then feel free to get in contact. Link to my CV at LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/james-wall/14/14/62a (Looking for a job)

Location: Talsarnau

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The Elusive JenStar2,962Early birthday party hangout for Kellissima!! :DParty Hangout2014-07-25 22:30:008  
Google+13,185,161The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033617  
Brett Lipton23,317#PlusPhuckPhriday Hosted by @116010352328913920666  DEFINITION: A PlusPhuck is a display of true (well maybe not true) love when one plusses all the posts & photos of a phriend. Like a big phrikkin notification wake up call to get that red box glowing. I get that it says July, 18th - July 20th - I am just accounting for global time zones. The last event was Friday, March 29th 2013 and out combined efforts were able to choke Google Plus bad enough to stall it for hours. Over 700 people RSVP checked in and over 5,000 participated... https://plus.google.com/events/c8l229phco57tacvtt6n7kl5rfk *Please share this & invite your friends to join in the celebration.* MmmKayThxBai, see ya there.Plus Phuck Phriday V.2 #PlusPhuckPhriday2013-07-18 07:00:00539  
beatstone2,128,201+Artists In The Plus is proud to bring you a very special "Concerts In The Plus!' with Guitar Legend +Preston Reed. (Banner Photo By +Ralf Hebauf ) +Preston Reed has virtually reinvented how the acoustic guitar is played. Reed practices a flamboyant self-invented style, characterized by percussive techniques and simultaneous rhythm and melody lines that dance and ricochet around each other, giving his music a level of excitement that is unparalleled among today's guitarists. Playing an array of guitars from acoustic to electric to classical Reed's vast range of explosively original music will forever change your expectation of a guitarist. First-time listeners find it impossible to believe that they're hearing just the one musician, in real time. Reed attacks the entire instrument in a never-ending search for the orchestra he knows is lurking inside. At full tilt, his fingers, thumbs, fists and hands at once suggest a drummer, keyboardist, bassist and several guitarists at work. The most impressive thing about Reed's technique, though, is that it doesn't draw attention to itself. His compositions are far from abstract virtuosic displays; even without lyrics he creates vivid, engrossing scenes. Sometimes the effect is almost onomatopoetic. Reed generates visual stimuli with every tweak of his instrument, thus augmenting his wordless compositions with an aura of the poetic. Each tune is a story in itself with a potent, cinematic atmosphere and an almost tangible thread of communication between Preston Reed and the listener. Reed's entry into this guitar odyssey was inauspicious enough, his path thereafter largely self-discovered. A few chords learned from his guitar playing father, a brief, very brief, flirtation with the ukulele, clandestine practice sessions of his favourite Beatles and Stones songs on dad's guitar .... and then a too-strict classical guitar teacher led to premature retirement. At 16, however, Reed heard Jefferson Airplane's rootsy blues offshoot, Hot Tuna. His interest was rekindled big time. Acoustic guitar heroes John Fahey and Leo Kottke were studied, their styles absorbed but not imitated, and at this point things really begin to get interesting because, at 17, Reed, by now precociously proficient, played his first live gig, supporting beat poet Allen Ginsberg at the Smithsonian Institute. Just getting on a train from his native Armonk in New York State to Washington was a cool adventure. And it was just the first of many, not least of which was the one which resulted from his signing his first deal with a major record company, MCA, through the auspices of his friend, country singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett. Determined to make the most of this opportunity, Reed pushed himself to go beyond the standard fingerpicking styles he'd perfected. The result was the beginnings of Reeds startlingly innovative style, with its percussive, two-handed fretboard attack, that you hear today and which has caused guitar luminaries such "Concerts In The Plus!" Preston Reed2013-05-26 21:00:0071  
Brett Lipton23,317Pick some friends & bang um silly!Plus Phuck Phriday! DEFINITION: A PlusPhuck is a display of true (well maybe not true) love when one plusses all the posts & photos of a phriend. Like a big phrikkin notification wake up call to get that red box glowing.2013-03-29 05:00:00684  
Paul Roustan45,758Some of you guessed correctly the model I'll be painting this Thursday... +Jessi June!  Hooray! I know the 11am EST start time is strange because most americans will be at work, but guess what? So, will Jessi and I... at least some of you Europeans will finally get to view one of these body paint hangouts in the evening.  *WARNING* There will be nudity. So this is not for the faint of heart. Oh, and gamers, just wait until you see what I paint on her :) I will be posting the On Air Hangout here when the url is available. p.s. this is my first time trying the _Event_ setup dealy. My apologies if you get unwanted notifications.NSFW Body Painting JESSI JUNE Live On Air NSFW2013-02-28 17:00:00860  

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2016-08-09 16:09:24 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

This evening's audio entertainment on the train starts with a podcast version of The Infinite Monkey Cage

Most reshares: 1

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2016-08-23 15:21:35 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

"Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil" via Vanity Fair: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/08/katherine-johnson-the-nasa-mathematician-who-advanced-human-rights

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2016-08-23 15:21:35 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

"Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil" via Vanity Fair: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/08/katherine-johnson-the-nasa-mathematician-who-advanced-human-rights

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2016-08-26 21:05:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

It's been a long but, a good day.

A few firsts today:

- first time in several years that I've been in a city. Having lived in Bradford for 8 years you would have thought I'd have been ok with it but, having been living in more peaceful west Wales where the largest town (Aberystwyth) has a population of 25,000 during university term time, it was a bit of a surprise to see so many people in one place.

- first time I've eaten a chicken heart (https://plus.google.com/+JimWall/posts/FybKczMN1yo). Not my favourite of the 15 meats we tried in the restaurant tonight but, it was ok.

- first time I've been in a place with so many Ingress players and have been able to put names that I've seen in Comms and hangouts to faces.

- got my first spec ops badge/medal after doing a few missions

Hopefully if today is any indication,... more »

It's been a long but, a good day.

A few firsts today:

- first time in several years that I've been in a city. Having lived in Bradford for 8 years you would have thought I'd have been ok with it but, having been living in more peaceful west Wales where the largest town (Aberystwyth) has a population of 25,000 during university term time, it was a bit of a surprise to see so many people in one place.

- first time I've eaten a chicken heart (https://plus.google.com/+JimWall/posts/FybKczMN1yo). Not my favourite of the 15 meats we tried in the restaurant tonight but, it was ok.

- first time I've been in a place with so many Ingress players and have been able to put names that I've seen in Comms and hangouts to faces.

- got my first spec ops badge/medal after doing a few missions

Hopefully if today is any indication, tomorrow (which is the day of the anomaly) should be a good laugh and hopefully a victorious day for the Resistance.___

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2016-08-26 19:26:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

I think "random meat of the night" prize goes to the chicken hearts.

Not my fave meat of the night but,it was ok.

I think "random meat of the night" prize goes to the chicken hearts.

Not my fave meat of the night but,it was ok.___

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2016-08-26 17:55:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Trying all these meats in Viva Brazil this evening. You might need to zoom in to read them.

Trying all these meats in Viva Brazil this evening. You might need to zoom in to read them.___

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2016-08-26 14:17:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Have been for a bit of a wander around near the hotel. About a minute or less away is Birmingham Cathedral.

I'm more of an agnostic/atheist but, as someone told me when they heard I was coming to Birmingham, it does look fairly spectacular, even if it's the smallest cathedral I've ever seen.

Around it is a park which is not very big but, seems to be a well used place for people to relax and chill out.

I don't know about other times but, the park is full of Ingress players today.

Have been for a bit of a wander around near the hotel. About a minute or less away is Birmingham Cathedral.

I'm more of an agnostic/atheist but, as someone told me when they heard I was coming to Birmingham, it does look fairly spectacular, even if it's the smallest cathedral I've ever seen.

Around it is a park which is not very big but, seems to be a well used place for people to relax and chill out.

I don't know about other times but, the park is full of Ingress players today.___

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2016-08-26 12:30:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Found this on route to hotel. Could come in handy with the forecast rain tomorrow.

Found this on route to hotel. Could come in handy with the forecast rain tomorrow.___

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2016-08-26 11:38:48 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Have made it to Birmingham :)

For those who don't know, this is part of the fancy newly refurbished Birmingham New Street station.

Have made it to Birmingham :)

For those who don't know, this is part of the fancy newly refurbished Birmingham New Street station.___

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2016-08-26 10:23:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Change of plans it would seem. Rather than one train all the way through, it would seem I have to catch a second train at Shrewsbury.

Change of plans it would seem. Rather than one train all the way through, it would seem I have to catch a second train at Shrewsbury.___

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2016-08-26 08:58:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Almost 2 hours of 4.5 hour train journey done and I've made it to Machynlleth.

Now sat here waiting for the train from Aberystwyth to get here and hook onto this train before we head east.

Almost 2 hours of 4.5 hour train journey done and I've made it to Machynlleth.

Now sat here waiting for the train from Aberystwyth to get here and hook onto this train before we head east.___

2016-08-26 07:54:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

To save filling this collection up with various not quite Ingress things as well as Ingress things relating to this weekend's adventures, have created a separate G+ collection called Birmingham Anomaly (https://plus.google.com/collection/EG-9sB) for pics and postings from this weekend.



To save filling this collection up with various not quite Ingress things as well as Ingress things relating to this weekend's adventures, have created a separate G+ collection called Birmingham Anomaly (https://plus.google.com/collection/EG-9sB) for pics and postings from this weekend.

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2016-08-26 07:10:03 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Today's route.

Today's route.___

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2016-08-26 06:59:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Waiting for my one and only train of the day.

In 4.5 hours, I'll travel down the coast turn left at Dovey Junction then head all the way across Wales from the western side to the eastern side before nipping across the border and wandering round towards Birmingham New Street.

Look out Birmingham, here I come.

Waiting for my one and only train of the day.

In 4.5 hours, I'll travel down the coast turn left at Dovey Junction then head all the way across Wales from the western side to the eastern side before nipping across the border and wandering round towards Birmingham New Street.

Look out Birmingham, here I come.___

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2016-08-26 04:30:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Happy Anomaly Eve everybody.

Hope all are well.

I've never taken part in an Ingress Anomaly before (apart from trying to help with defence for Dublin Anomaly from the coast of West Wales) so, this weekend in Birmingham will be intriguing.

I don't know whether there will be lots of pics and posts from me or not this weekend but, I apologise in advance if I get a bit carried away. Normality should be restored by Sunday evening.

Pics are likely to be posted:

- here in this collection
- instagram.com/jimnicbutdimm
- Snapchat: jimnicebutdim

Good luck to all taking part (although perhaps slightly more good luck for those who are on the Resistance side ;P) and should you see me by all means come over and say hello.


Happy Anomaly Eve everybody.

Hope all are well.

I've never taken part in an Ingress Anomaly before (apart from trying to help with defence for Dublin Anomaly from the coast of West Wales) so, this weekend in Birmingham will be intriguing.

I don't know whether there will be lots of pics and posts from me or not this weekend but, I apologise in advance if I get a bit carried away. Normality should be restored by Sunday evening.

Pics are likely to be posted:

- here in this collection
- instagram.com/jimnicbutdimm
- Snapchat: jimnicebutdim

Good luck to all taking part (although perhaps slightly more good luck for those who are on the Resistance side ;P) and should you see me by all means come over and say hello.
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2016-08-25 15:20:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Looks like the anomaly in Birmingham might be a bit wet on Saturday.

Good job my new waterproof coat arrived early enough for me to take it to Birmingham.

Will the Bank Holiday weekend be a washout? It's a mixed bag of weather with Monday looking like the best day ___Looks like the anomaly in Birmingham might be a bit wet on Saturday.

Good job my new waterproof coat arrived early enough for me to take it to Birmingham.

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2016-08-24 08:08:23 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Human drives out of drive onto road. Cat in road. Human swerves to avoid cat and rolls car. Cat unhurt and stays on scene for 2 hours.

"The cat's fine. It sat there for the full two hours while I was out in the street," he said.

"The cat met the police, the cat met the fire brigade, the cat watched me make a call to insurance to organise someone to pick the car up."

Surely a sign of why cats are evil. Either a devious plan to get attention from humans or it stayed there to gloat at the damage caused.



Human drives out of drive onto road. Cat in road. Human swerves to avoid cat and rolls car. Cat unhurt and stays on scene for 2 hours.

"The cat's fine. It sat there for the full two hours while I was out in the street," he said.

"The cat met the police, the cat met the fire brigade, the cat watched me make a call to insurance to organise someone to pick the car up."

Surely a sign of why cats are evil. Either a devious plan to get attention from humans or it stayed there to gloat at the damage caused.

___

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2016-08-23 15:21:35 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

If you liked the trailer for the film Hidden Figures (https://plus.google.com/+JimWall/posts/1b5F2J2Cv9z (if you haven't seen the trailer yet then I recommend you click on the link and watch it)), then you might like this piece by Vanity Fair about one of the ladies the film is based on.

"Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil" via Vanity Fair: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/08/katherine-johnson-the-nasa-mathematician-who-advanced-human-rights___If you liked the trailer for the film Hidden Figures (https://plus.google.com/+JimWall/posts/1b5F2J2Cv9z (if you haven't seen the trailer yet then I recommend you click on the link and watch it)), then you might like this piece by Vanity Fair about one of the ladies the film is based on.

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2016-08-23 14:13:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

CCTV, not only usful for deterring crime and helping to prosecute certain criminals but, it would seem it's also useful to catching out lieing politicians.

For a laugh, check out some of the tweets on Twitter to do with this under the hash tag #traingate

CCTV, not only usful for deterring crime and helping to prosecute certain criminals but, it would seem it's also useful to catching out lieing politicians.

For a laugh, check out some of the tweets on Twitter to do with this under the hash tag #traingate___

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2016-08-23 14:02:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Nature's vengeance on the seagulls for making all the mess with the rubbish and noise, getting harassed by teenage chicks who've obviously been told they have to fend for themselves now and not rely on the help of their parents to find food for them.

This chick spent several minutes following an adult gull around the platform begging for food.

Adult has flown off and the teenager is stood on the platform staring at me.

Nature's vengeance on the seagulls for making all the mess with the rubbish and noise, getting harassed by teenage chicks who've obviously been told they have to fend for themselves now and not rely on the help of their parents to find food for them.

This chick spent several minutes following an adult gull around the platform begging for food.

Adult has flown off and the teenager is stood on the platform staring at me.___

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2016-08-22 19:39:20 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Confirmation from the official Android blog that the staged rollout to Nexus devices of Nougat has begun and will be happening over the next few weeks.

Post also contains info of some of the new bits in Nougat.

If you don't have a Nexus device then don't complain to Google about it not getting Nougat, either ever or not for 6 months or more, complain to the phone manufacturers who will metaphorically bend and fold Nougat so it works on your phone's and then further delay might be caused by your phone company as they fiddle with it a bit before releasing it.

Yet another example why, if you can buy a Nexus, you should.

Confirmation from the official Android blog that the staged rollout to Nexus devices of Nougat has begun and will be happening over the next few weeks.

Post also contains info of some of the new bits in Nougat.

If you don't have a Nexus device then don't complain to Google about it not getting Nougat, either ever or not for 6 months or more, complain to the phone manufacturers who will metaphorically bend and fold Nougat so it works on your phone's and then further delay might be caused by your phone company as they fiddle with it a bit before releasing it.

Yet another example why, if you can buy a Nexus, you should.___

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2016-08-22 14:51:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

A Finnish folk song from one of this year's BBC Proms.

Despite my family link to the creation of the proms (I'm somehow a descendent of Sir Henry Wood who conducted the first season of what would become the BBC Proms), I tend to find the Proms quite boring (I suspect we can now power the whole UK off the spinning corpse of Sir Henry Wood).

But, I do like the bits where they bring a bit of humour to the proms such as in this piece.




#musicmonday

A Finnish folk song from one of this year's BBC Proms.

Despite my family link to the creation of the proms (I'm somehow a descendent of Sir Henry Wood who conducted the first season of what would become the BBC Proms), I tend to find the Proms quite boring (I suspect we can now power the whole UK off the spinning corpse of Sir Henry Wood).

But, I do like the bits where they bring a bit of humour to the proms such as in this piece.




#musicmonday___

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2016-08-22 14:42:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

It would seem that the Jack White's latest vinyl LP is not your average LP with all sorts of unique and world first features on it.



#musicmonday

It would seem that the Jack White's latest vinyl LP is not your average LP with all sorts of unique and world first features on it.



#musicmonday___

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2016-08-22 14:39:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Ever wondered what actors get up to in between filming or when off doing the press junkets in the bits between the interviews?

Well, for a number of the cast of the latest Star Trek film they spent at least some of the time making videos using the dubsmash app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobilemotion.dubsmash) if this compilation is anything to go by.


#musicmonday

Ever wondered what actors get up to in between filming or when off doing the press junkets in the bits between the interviews?

Well, for a number of the cast of the latest Star Trek film they spent at least some of the time making videos using the dubsmash app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobilemotion.dubsmash) if this compilation is anything to go by.


#musicmonday___

2016-08-22 06:18:43 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Saw the one +Selina Kyle​​​ did, and decided to give it a go.
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Let's take a break from politics and learn about each other!

1. Are you named after someone?
Yes. My first name is the middle name of my father and his father. My first middle name is from someone my dad knew at school (although intriguingly, he's never spoken to me about this person and doesn't seem to want to talk about them when asked) it's also what my dad originally wanted to be my first name. My second middle name is my dad's first name.

2. When is the last time you cried?
A few days before I had what the doctor later diagnosed as a stress induced episode.

3. Do you like your handwriting?
It's atrocious.

4. What is your favorite lunch meat?
Ham

5. Do you have kids?
No

6. If you wereanoth... more »

Saw the one +Selina Kyle​​​ did, and decided to give it a go.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Let's take a break from politics and learn about each other!

1. Are you named after someone?
Yes. My first name is the middle name of my father and his father. My first middle name is from someone my dad knew at school (although intriguingly, he's never spoken to me about this person and doesn't seem to want to talk about them when asked) it's also what my dad originally wanted to be my first name. My second middle name is my dad's first name.

2. When is the last time you cried?
A few days before I had what the doctor later diagnosed as a stress induced episode.

3. Do you like your handwriting?
It's atrocious.

4. What is your favorite lunch meat?
Ham

5. Do you have kids?
No

6. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
I'm not sure.

7. Do you use sarcasm?
Occasionally. Although more often than not I won't say it or type it because whilst it makes sense in my head, not all of my sarcastic comments are seen as such and are seen by some as me being an Ahole

8. Do you still have your tonsils?
Nope, had them taken out when I was 11 or 12.

9. Would you bungee jump?
Nope.

10. What is your favorite cereal?
They used to be called Toppas when I was growing up but, now called Frosted Shredded Wheat. Although due to me becoming lactose intolerant just over a year ago, I haven't had cereal since.

11. Do you untie your shoes, when you take them off?
Yes. It's a bit difficult to remove steel toe capped boots with out untieing them.

12. Do you think you are strong?
Physically: sort of (not as strong as I used to be when i used to move the full beer barrels (11 and 22 gallon barrels) around the cellar at work).
Emotionally: yes to a point.

13. What is your favorite ice cream?
It's one of the Ben & Jerry's ice creams but, I can't remember it's name right now. (UPDATE: it's called Save Our Swirled)

14. What is the first thing you notice about people?
I don't think there is one thing in particular.

15. Red or pink?
Well, seeing as I'm Welsh and the colour for the national sports teams is red, I'll choose red.

16. What is the least favorite thing you like about yourself?
Varies

17. What color pants and shoes are you wearing right now?
Black and I'm not wearing any shoes.

18. What was the last thing you ate?
Home made (with help of an off the shelf kit) tacos.

19. What are you listening to, right now?
Nothing.

20. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Red

21. Favorite smell?
Fresh cut grass, smell of rain, vanilla.

22. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
My mum

23. Favorite sport to watch?
Either Rugby Union or Cycling.

24. Real hair color?
Dark brown

25. Eye color?
Brown

26. Do you wear contacts?
Nope. Have worn glasses since I was either 1.5 or 2 years old.

27. Favorite food to eat?
Varies. At the moment it's the Haggis which the local supermarket sells.

28. Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy endings ( I'm not really a big fan of horror/scary movies (with the exception of Zombieland))

29. Last movie you watched?
Zootropolis

30. What color shirt are you wearing?
Red

31. Summer or Winter?
Both have their good bits and bad bits so, I'll cheat and say both

32. Hugs or kisses?
Hugs or as we call them in Welsh, cwtches. (UPDATE: I've been told that the way cwtch is pronounced in Welsh is also the way a slang word for vagina is pronounced in at least one part of California)

33. What book are you currently reading?
I'm not reading anything at the moment in book form.

35. What is on your mouse pad?
Nothing. I don't use one. My mouse works fine without one.

36. What is the last TV programme you watched?
Star Trek: Deep Space 9. I'm not the world's biggest fan of Star Trek but, I did use to watch DS9 as a kid but, one of the problems of having only 1 TV in the house was that when dad came home from work either just as it started or somewhere in the middle, the channel had to be changed to the news so, I missed large bits of the story. Courtesy of Netflix, 20+ years later I've been able to fill in the gaps.

37. Favorite sound?
It varies. Whilst I generally have no problem with being in busy crowded spaces, I do appreciate being able to get away from everything and have some silence. I'm not always brilliant if I can't remove myself from a noisy environment ( is why I dislike festival No.6 and all the noise that will be coming across the estuary from there(sadly it's in 2 weekends time and not the weekend I'm in Birmingham)). Having said that, there's certain music that's designed to be played loud and I have been known to crank the volume up.

38. Rolling Stones or The Beatles?
Both and neither. I don't think that either are the greatest ever but, I do like some of the stuff they've done.

39. What is the farthest you have traveled?
Furthest as in time would most probably be Aberystwyth to London (by either car or train) but, in mileage terms, that journey might be beaten by London to Paris when I went by Eurostar train for the day.

40. Do you have a special talent?
Not particularly

41. Where were you born?
Well, if the snow had been any worse, it might have been the home I grew up in, a car stuck in a snow drift or even possibly the back of a helicopter but, dad managed to get mum to the hospital in Aberystwyth. Mum was the last to be driven in. All the other expectant mothers that came in after her for a period of time had to be flown in by helicopter due to the snow (there were 6 foot snow drifts in the village I grew up in).___

2016-08-19 19:13:56 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Got distracted by hangouts and reddit and G+ and have just realised it's 3 hours after I planned to cook some grub.

Doh!

Got distracted by hangouts and reddit and G+ and have just realised it's 3 hours after I planned to cook some grub.

Doh!___

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2016-08-19 15:42:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

As well as getting flood warnings from +Natural Resources Wales / Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru​​ via email (https://plus.google.com/+JimWall/posts/VxtYaXtE85J) , I also get a pre-recorded message on my landline phone. This is what was waiting for me on the answer machine when I got back today.

( Auto focus on phone was playing up so, pic is a little blurry)

As well as getting flood warnings from +Natural Resources Wales / Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru​​ via email (https://plus.google.com/+JimWall/posts/VxtYaXtE85J) , I also get a pre-recorded message on my landline phone. This is what was waiting for me on the answer machine when I got back today.

( Auto focus on phone was playing up so, pic is a little blurry)___

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2016-08-19 14:35:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Just received a nice summery email from +Natural Resources Wales / Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru​​

Fortunately whilst the village is low enough it could be affected, there's a sea wall between the estuary and the village which will hopefully do its usual job of keeping the water on the right side of it.

UPDATE: If you'd prefer to hear the warning as it was on my answer machine then click the link - https://plus.google.com/+JimWall/posts/1sq46RgPRY7

Just received a nice summery email from +Natural Resources Wales / Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru​​

Fortunately whilst the village is low enough it could be affected, there's a sea wall between the estuary and the village which will hopefully do its usual job of keeping the water on the right side of it.

UPDATE: If you'd prefer to hear the warning as it was on my answer machine then click the link - https://plus.google.com/+JimWall/posts/1sq46RgPRY7___

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2016-08-18 18:30:37 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Now available in the UK. I've only just downloaded it, haven't had chance to give it a go yet.

Now available in the UK. I've only just downloaded it, haven't had chance to give it a go yet.___

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2016-08-18 15:50:23 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Not something you see everyday, an Osprey aircraft just flew past whilst I was sat at Machynlleth train station.

What makes the Osprey aircraft unique is that the rotors in the wing can rotate 90 degrees meaning it can fly like a helicopter or a plane.

Not something you see everyday, an Osprey aircraft just flew past whilst I was sat at Machynlleth train station.

What makes the Osprey aircraft unique is that the rotors in the wing can rotate 90 degrees meaning it can fly like a helicopter or a plane.___

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2016-08-18 13:40:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

I'm museum volunteering again down at Borth Station Museum.

Here's the former ticket office. 

I'm museum volunteering again down at Borth Station Museum.

Here's the former ticket office. ___

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2016-08-18 08:00:31 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

I had Google Music playing on random yesterday and it went and played this tune.

I currently have fragments of it stuck in my head and going round and round. The number of Biddy's my brain has said this morning is too damn much.


Help.

I had Google Music playing on random yesterday and it went and played this tune.

I currently have fragments of it stuck in my head and going round and round. The number of Biddy's my brain has said this morning is too damn much.


Help.___

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2016-08-17 22:48:15 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Rofl.

Some excellent revenge. Best response I've heard so far to tech support scammers

Rofl.

Some excellent revenge. Best response I've heard so far to tech support scammers___

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2016-08-16 21:32:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

An ingenious way of making sure you don't lose your tortoise courtesy of instagram.com/jonnycarpervert (owner of the fastest road legal electric car in the UK if not the World(see some of his other pics to see the car)).

An ingenious way of making sure you don't lose your tortoise courtesy of instagram.com/jonnycarpervert (owner of the fastest road legal electric car in the UK if not the World(see some of his other pics to see the car)).___

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2016-08-16 19:19:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Today's the day that T. E. Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia was born.

For an extra bonus fact, he was born in Tremadog ( just outside Porthmadog) in North West Wales.

With T.E. Lawrence #bornonthisday in 1881, there's no better time to revisit David Lean's dazzling desert epic.___Today's the day that T. E. Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia was born.

For an extra bonus fact, he was born in Tremadog ( just outside Porthmadog) in North West Wales.

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2016-08-16 18:23:15 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Have to admit, I'm not quite sure what the point of registering for Duo and Allo is.

I mistakenly thought that it meant (seeing as I registered not long after registration opened) that I'd be one of the first ones to get to have a go with the apps (yes I know Allo wasn't released today) but, the pic below is all I see when I go to the page for the Duo app.

Have to admit, I'm not quite sure what the point of registering for Duo and Allo is.

I mistakenly thought that it meant (seeing as I registered not long after registration opened) that I'd be one of the first ones to get to have a go with the apps (yes I know Allo wasn't released today) but, the pic below is all I see when I go to the page for the Duo app.___

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2016-08-16 16:19:50 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

2 weeks worth of traingressing ( aka playing Ingress from the train), up and down the west Wales coast via the Cambrian Coast Line.

I think the local greens must be off on holiday because I wouldn't normally get to do all the fielding around Tywyn and Machynlleth.

Must point out that I wasn't on the train all of that 2 weeks, it was only 6 or 7 trips along the coast.


#ingress

2 weeks worth of traingressing ( aka playing Ingress from the train), up and down the west Wales coast via the Cambrian Coast Line.

I think the local greens must be off on holiday because I wouldn't normally get to do all the fielding around Tywyn and Machynlleth.

Must point out that I wasn't on the train all of that 2 weeks, it was only 6 or 7 trips along the coast.


#ingress___

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2016-08-16 10:57:59 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I don't know Birmingham very well so, I'm not quite sure how big the play area for the Birmingham Anomaly at the end of the month is but, a rough map showing the play area has been released.

I don't know Birmingham very well so, I'm not quite sure how big the play area for the Birmingham Anomaly at the end of the month is but, a rough map showing the play area has been released.___

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2016-08-16 09:14:31 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Google is starting to to roll out the Duo app today (will apparently take a few days for world wide rollout).

Unless I've misunderstood Apple's Facetime, it would seem that Google are planning to have Duo as their rival to it. Unlike Facetime, Duo is available on both Android and iOS devices.

For more information, see the official blog post from Google below.

Google is starting to to roll out the Duo app today (will apparently take a few days for world wide rollout).

Unless I've misunderstood Apple's Facetime, it would seem that Google are planning to have Duo as their rival to it. Unlike Facetime, Duo is available on both Android and iOS devices.

For more information, see the official blog post from Google below.___

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2016-08-16 06:08:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

The view this morning from the platform whilst i await my train.

The view this morning from the platform whilst i await my train.___

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2016-08-15 19:13:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Lol. Bad news for Pokémon Go cheats who've been spoofing their location

Lol. Bad news for Pokémon Go cheats who've been spoofing their location___

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2016-08-15 13:57:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

A trailer/advert by the Resistance (1 of Ingress's 2 factions) for the Birmingham Anomaly which takes place in and around the centre of Birmingham at the end of the month.

For more information see the other end of this link - https://plus.google.com/106328042451105640020/posts/iYbmQhxKWFY

A trailer/advert by the Resistance (1 of Ingress's 2 factions) for the Birmingham Anomaly which takes place in and around the centre of Birmingham at the end of the month.

For more information see the other end of this link - https://plus.google.com/106328042451105640020/posts/iYbmQhxKWFY___

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2016-08-15 07:59:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Trailer for a new Netflix Tv series based on a +Marvel Entertainment​​ character.

Luke Cage is a character that I've not heard of before but, judging by the trailer, it looks as though it could be a good show.

Available on Netflix on 30th September

Trailer for a new Netflix Tv series based on a +Marvel Entertainment​​ character.

Luke Cage is a character that I've not heard of before but, judging by the trailer, it looks as though it could be a good show.

Available on Netflix on 30th September___

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2016-08-15 07:52:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

New trailer for Money Monster

New trailer for Money Monster___

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2016-08-15 07:48:09 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

2 very funny comedians who for reasons unknown haven't made it across the Atlantic.

This is a trailer for their new comedy show which will be available on Netflix in the UK on August 26th

First became aware of them when I stumbled across a copy of The Blue Collar Comedy Tour over 10 years ago. 

2 very funny comedians who for reasons unknown haven't made it across the Atlantic.

This is a trailer for their new comedy show which will be available on Netflix in the UK on August 26th

First became aware of them when I stumbled across a copy of The Blue Collar Comedy Tour over 10 years ago. ___

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2016-08-15 07:41:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

New tune from Green Day.

Lyric videos quite often get put out because the official video hasn't been made yet. They are usually just a static image or a bit of animation thrown together.

This video is labeled as a lyric video but, I would have thought it was decent enough to be the actual video for the song.

New tune from Green Day.

Lyric videos quite often get put out because the official video hasn't been made yet. They are usually just a static image or a bit of animation thrown together.

This video is labeled as a lyric video but, I would have thought it was decent enough to be the actual video for the song.___

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2016-08-15 07:34:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Looks like it could be good.

A side of the space race story I'd not thought about or known about.

Looks like it could be good.

A side of the space race story I'd not thought about or known about.___

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2016-08-14 09:10:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Some excellent footage filmed by a squirrel

Squirrel! Most awesome squirrelcam after a bushy-tailed critter grabbed a GoPro and ran around in the treetops filming
This is possibly the coolest thing I've seen all day.
I wonder if I could get a spider to carry a GoPro...
#wildlife #squirrel #GoPro___Some excellent footage filmed by a squirrel

2016-08-12 17:01:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

When my +Freesat​ box asked if it could collect and send anonymous data back to +Freesat​ I thought it was just for monitoring the software updates and for perhaps beta testing software and features.

Turns out that as well as possibly those things, they're going to use it record as it happens viewing figures as well as other viewing data.

e.g. Simon Cowell can see almost instantly how many people change channel when one of his programmes comes on the telly. ;P

For more info and a better explanation see the press release in .PDF form at the other end of the link

When my +Freesat​ box asked if it could collect and send anonymous data back to +Freesat​ I thought it was just for monitoring the software updates and for perhaps beta testing software and features.

Turns out that as well as possibly those things, they're going to use it record as it happens viewing figures as well as other viewing data.

e.g. Simon Cowell can see almost instantly how many people change channel when one of his programmes comes on the telly. ;P

For more info and a better explanation see the press release in .PDF form at the other end of the link___

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2016-08-12 13:41:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Bit in this week's Meirionydd edition of the +Cambrian News​ about this boat hitting Barmouth Bridge last week

Bit in this week's Meirionydd edition of the +Cambrian News​ about this boat hitting Barmouth Bridge last week___

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2016-08-09 18:11:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

In case after the last 2 posts you were wondering what else I listen to in podcast form in varying degrees of regularity and usually whilst travelling on trains or your just looking for new podcasts to try out then, here in pictorial form are all the podcasts I'm currently subscribed to via Pocket Casts.

Some are regular, some aren't. Others are done in series form so, you might have to wait a bit until there's new stuff but, hopefully there's enough of the back catalogue to keep you entertained until the new stuff appears.

Always on the look out for new stuff so, feel free to lob suggestions into the comments section.

In case after the last 2 posts you were wondering what else I listen to in podcast form in varying degrees of regularity and usually whilst travelling on trains or your just looking for new podcasts to try out then, here in pictorial form are all the podcasts I'm currently subscribed to via Pocket Casts.

Some are regular, some aren't. Others are done in series form so, you might have to wait a bit until there's new stuff but, hopefully there's enough of the back catalogue to keep you entertained until the new stuff appears.

Always on the look out for new stuff so, feel free to lob suggestions into the comments section.___

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2016-08-09 17:01:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Tonight's audio entertainment continues with The Museum Of Curiosity

Tonight's audio entertainment continues with The Museum Of Curiosity___

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2016-08-09 16:09:24 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

This evening's audio entertainment on the train starts with a podcast version of The Infinite Monkey Cage

This evening's audio entertainment on the train starts with a podcast version of The Infinite Monkey Cage___

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