Monday, 25 February 2008

Pete's Studio

More equipment

This time some new hardware for the EEE PC. Although the E3 has 4Gb of storage, the system takes up 62% (2.3Gb) which only leaves 38% (1.4Gb) of user storage.

At present I`m only using about 10% (140Mb) of space, it's always nice to have extra storage space.

So I`ll bought an Emtec Giga Cube; this is a 8Gb USB portable Hard Drive storage device.

Unlike flash drive that have flash memory, is device is actual a mini HD. The outer casing is made of soft black rubber for protection and the device is so small and light it will easily fit into a pocket.

The USB plug, plugs into the back of the unit to keep it save when not being used.

Back & Front

    Capacity: 8GB

  • Host Interface: USB2.0
  • Max Reading Speed: 5MB/s (28Mbits)
  • Max Writing Speed: 4MB/s (16Mbit/s)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 49 x 65 x 15mm
  • Weight: 45g (approx.)
  • Power: USB bus-powered 4.5V~5.5V - no need for an external power adapter
  • Warranty: 2 years

Giga Cube & SE W810i

Friday, 22 February 2008

New Petition Website

Darren has set up a new website to cover the wild camping petition.

The aim of the site is to pull all news and articles on the petition into one place.

The website can be found at

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Podzine - Lord Smith Interview

Now up on the Outdoors Station and available via iTunes or your favourite podcast downloader.

Andy Howell interviews Lord Smith.

Lord Smith of Finsbury is now well known as the President of the Ramblers’ Association, but in 1997 - as plain Chris Smith MP - he became Culture Secretary in Tony Blair’s incoming government. Working with colleagues he paved the way for the introduction of the Access legislation that is now well used by ramblers and hillwalkers throughout England and Wales. In this interview we talk to Lord Smith about the 100 year fight to introduce a right to roam, consider how these laws might be extended further and how we can best give young people better opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

Sunday, 10 February 2008