Jun 22 2007


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I have noticed that a fair few visitors to my site may not be finding the information they are looking for when arriving from a search engine. As a result I am compiling this page to try and provide them with answers. At this time the answers will not be ordered or categorised, but that may come in the future.

3 week weather forecast for guernsey

I’d be very sceptical of any weather forecast more that a week in advance, however, Metcheck have a two week forcast and they also have an any date feature.

learning to strike a ringing bell

The best place for information about this is probably the Ringing Word website. Most towers through the UK will welcome new ringers. You can find your nearest ringable tower on the Doves Guide website but be warned that some of the information might be out of date. Bell ringers are generally an approachable crowd so don’t be afraid to go along and visit them when you here the bells striking.

Jack up plates for bandit

The best place that I have found for Suzuki Bandit parts is BanditMania.co.uk. Whilst the site may not be the easiest to navigate the company is top notch and I normally order from them over the phone. Service is fast and friendly. Jack-up plates can be found on their Suspension parts page and the plates sold are the recommended maximum, any more and you’ll start getting problems when using the side & centre stands on the bike.

Using bittorrent in VB.net application

First up, don’t re-invent the wheel. Somebody have already created a suite of BitTorrent libraries for use with .Net and the open source framework, Mono, so use these instead of trying to implement the protocol yourself. As for how to use them? RTFM. The link above appears to contain good instruction of how to use the library. Best of all its released under an MIT license, so you can use it for free. I’m not sure of the particulars of the MIT license but I believe you should be able to use the libraries in a commercial application… but don’t quote me on that, I’m not a lawyer.

Does hdr replace need for graduated neutral density filters

In a word: No. However, in some situations you can get the effect of graduated ND filters by using HDR techniques. Graduated ND filters are normally used where you have a clear horizontal/vertical division between light and dark, such as a horizon. HDR is generally used where there is a much more complex division between light and dark, such as a window, trees, etc., and is used to provide fine grained exposure control. As much as I use HDR, there are still situations where I prefer to use graduated ND filterssuch as lask week when taking seascape shots at sun set.

Bike on ferry to guernsey

If you are coming from the UK then you’ve only got one option: Condor Ferries. If you’re taking a push bike then I believe it is the same cost as a foot passenger. If it’s a motorbike you’re taking then it’s more than a foot passenger but less than a car.
If you are coming from France I believe there are two choices now, you can either go with Condor Ferries or the new service from HD Ferries. Both of these operate from St Malo to the Channel Islands. I’m not sure about the pricing structure of HD Ferries but it will most likely be the same as Condor.
Generally any offers that Condor have for cars & passengers will also be applied to motorbikes, so always check to see if they have any deals for the time period your wanting to travel. In recent times Condor has made cuts into the benefits of the frequent traveler scheme, so unless you’re planning on traveling extremely frequently it’s really not worth it.

Wedding bell ringers attire

This is a rather tricky issue and is dependant on so many factors but here are a few pointers to get you started:

  1. What is the standard for the tower? Just ask another ringing at the tower, or the ringing master, what the usual attire is. They’ll be more than happy to answer your question.
  2. Will be seen by the congregation? If you get to the bells through a back door and wont be seen by the congregation then there is no point wearing your sunday best, but if you’re going to be standing at the front of the church (as in Forest church in Guernsey) then you should make a bit of an effort.
  3. You need to be comfortable for ringing for about 20-30 minutes. I made the mistake of trying to ring in my suit jacket for my sisters wedding and regretted it as soon as we started (by which time it was too late to change my mind). Also consider whether you’ll get hot whilst ringing.

Remember, if you have any doubt or concerns ask someone at the tower for advice. Most ringers are more than happy to answer questions.

Writing a line of code over multiple lines vb.net

Some languages, such as C# and PHP, allow programmers to spread a single statement over several lines. This is quite useful for improving the readability of your code so that the reader doesn’t have to scroll both vertically and horizontally to read the code.
Whilst VB does allow you to do this, you don’t get it for free. In order to split a statement over several lines you need to use a statement continuation symbol “_” (underscore), which you could use as follows:

myObject.myFunctionToDoSomething(param1, _
parameter2, _
parameter3, _

One thing to note is that if you want to split a quoted string over several lines you will need to terminate and concatenate the string for each line (if you want new lines in the string you will need to use Environment.newline). For example:

Dim myString as String = "This is my really long string " & _
"that I want to be split over " & _
"several lines of code"

How to get the decimal part using vb.net

Come on guys… think about this for a minute. You have a number with an integer part and a decimal part. How do you get the decimal part? Get rid of the integer part! Do this with Math.Truncate(), then subtract the resulting integer from the decimal. I’m sure there are other ways of doing in but this is the first one that I thought of, if you have a better way then send it to me thought my contact form.

What voltage battery does a suzuki bandit take?

I’ve got both a 1988 Suzuki GSX-R750 and a 2003 Suzuki Bandit 600, both of which take a 12 Volt battery. I think it is fairly safe to assume therefore that all Suzuki’s, including the early Bandits, will also take a 12 volt battery.

Lightbox troubleshoot loading

Its been a while since I’ve done any work with lightbox and am therefore a little rusty on debugging it. One piece of advice that I will offer, however, is that debugging it with Internet Explorer is going to be next to useless. Your best option is to install Firefox on your system and then get the Firebug plugin for it. This combination is an absolute must for anyone that is wanting to do website development or javascript debugging.

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