The Man in Two Bodies – Stanley Salmons

What would you do if you could project your body to another location? That’s the question that this book examines, from scientific background that doesn’t mask the overall story.

Since the opening is set at a funeral there is a good bet that something is going to go wrong at some point but it’s an enjoyable ride finding out exactly what happens and how. The tone starts out quite light (almost a Bertie Wooster style delivery) but as the story unfolds the tone becomes darker.

At one point there’s a reasonably heavy description of the science involved but, once it’s over, it’s not referred to again, so I didn’t need to remember it in order to follow the story.

The shifting narrator perspectives add interest as well as shielding the motives and feelings of the other participants at key moments.

It’s not a long book, but it’s the ideal length to tell its story. My only real irritation was the frequent use of GPS indoors which isn’t possible as far as I know. The book is nicely laid out as a Kindle book, and well edited without the distracting grammatical and spelling issues found in so many Kindle books.

** A free copy of this book was provided for review via NetGalley

Frosty Sunrise

Frosty Sunrise, originally uploaded by Bridawg.

From my walk this morning.

Loss of internet on HTC One X

I got a new phone a few months ago. I really like my HTC One X (with Orange) but I’ve had a major problem, and I wanted to share the solution. I started to lose internet connectivity via my service provider. The phone showed a good strong connection but no actual data could be downloaded.  I recreated a fresh APN but that only helped temporarily and not every time. The final solution was a factory reset of the phone. I did that and it solved the whole thing, at the cost of resetting most of the phone setup.

HTC One X in Grey

HTC One X in Grey

Then it happened again. I wasn’t prepared to keep resetting my phone so I went looking for an alternative.

After some googling around I found this post and so my instructions are based on the details there

To reactivate internet access via wireless

  1. Switch on airplane mode
  2. Hold the power switch for about 10 seconds until it resets (it should tell you that it will reset within 3,2,1 if you hold long enough)
  3. switch off airplane mode.

Why so quiet?

Been Busy

my kids in the bath

Bath time


snow2, originally uploaded by Bridawg.

THis is a snowy test post


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

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