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Norton Antivirus 2008 vs Free Antivirus Software

Norton Antivirus 2008 vs Free Antivirus Software

Following invitation, recently installed the 2008 version of Norton Antivirus. Free softwareUsually you have to pay, but this was free so why not? The software took a couple of minutes to download.I installed it on 11th Dec. The following major effects were noticed over the course of it’s short, but eventful life:- System boot-time went from 10-20 seconds to more than 2 minutes.After a number of boots, this did not improve.I don’t see long boot-times as necessarily a bad thing….

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Real Cost of Living Index – RCLI

Real Cost of Living Index – RCLI

Every time I go down the shops things have gone up in price. Usually it’s bread. Week on week things seem to be rising. Here are some figures that go some way in reflecting the real sizes and prices for everyday shop. You can find the rest on The Telegraph website. (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts World Press Freedom Index May 3rd marks the global survey on press freedom, something that I picked up on a couple of…

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Cairo – Hanging Church

Cairo – Hanging Church

KML 30.00552 31.22991 Called the hanging Church because it was once positioned over the gatehouse to the Coptic quarters. Oldest Church The Coptic hanging church is the oldest church I have visited, dating back to the 7th century. Some parts of the church have been carbon dated, the most recent revealing first construction around 2nd century BC. It’s clear this church has been around in some form for a very long time. The courtyard and church have a distinctly Arabic…

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Accommodation – Budva

Accommodation – Budva

Since arriving in Montenegro, most of my time has been spent looking for accommodation. Early riserSpoke to girl last night at Fisherman’s Cafe, who told me the season ends when October begins. Spent last night in the Blue Star hotel. You might check them. They have 3 hotels in the Budva region. The Montenegro, The Blue Star and the Splendid. Am in the Splendid at the moment. It is the only hotel I’ve stayed in to have piped TV in…

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Zorbing – NZ

Zorbing – NZ

Popularised by Andrew Akers, Zorbing is the pursuit which involves immersing yourself in water, surrounding yourself in a giant inflatable ball, then rolling yourself down a hill. I took two rolls, one with harness the other immersed in bubble bath. Here’s a video. Zorbing – Rotorua, New Zealand Weblinks: Zorbing No visits yetRelated Posts Viewranger mapping app Today, I’m going to be using Viewranger route tracking app for Android. Due to the limitations of Googlemaps, I’m going to find something…

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Wai o Tapo – Geyser

Wai o Tapo – Geyser

One of the main attractions and features of Rotorua and the area is the high level of geothermal activity. On the same rift as White Island, mentioned earlier in this blog, Rotorua is renowned for it baths and geothermal formations. No where can these be found in more glory than at the Wai-o-Tapo park. Lady KnoxA 15m Geyser erupting daily.Lady Knox Geyser, New ZealandLady Knox Geyser, New ZealandEach morning there is a regular show at 10.15am. Weblinks: Lady Knox (Visited…

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Rotorua – Buried Village

Rotorua – Buried Village

Buried Village, RotoruaBuried Village, RotoruaPart of the range of attractions on offer around Rotorua, family owned, the lost village tells a story through a museum and guided tour, of how a village Te Wairoa and it’s notaries were either buried or managed to escape the eruptions of Tarawera in 1886. Swingers, Museum, Buried Village, Rotorua Te WairoaA point of departure for international tourists to take the pink and white terrace lakes, calciated lakes similar to that which can be found…

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Holidaying on White Island

Holidaying on White Island

Travelling with PeeJay’s. White Island is about 40k off-shore. Takes about 1 1/2 hours to get there. In 1932 there was a sulphur mining operation on the island. After repeated eruptions, deaths and eventually bankrupcy, operations ceased. The island now is like a moving sand of volcanic activity. White Island, New ZealandAs you can see the place is not exactly Hawaii. Don’t look into the RainWe are told stories of melting radio’s zippers, trainer islets, items of clothing, the rain…

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Pacific Coastal Road

Pacific Coastal Road

Today I will be travelling the North Island Pacific Coastal Road. I have been advised this is one of the most spectacular in NZ. I will be taking some photographs of what I deem to be the good views.Maybe stopping off at some of the attractions. More later. Weblinks: http://www.newzealand.com/ No visits yetRelated Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make the whole journey; from John O’Groats to Lands End. I’ll do…

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Milford Sound Underwater Centre

Milford Sound Underwater Centre

Milford Sound Underwater Centre, New ZealandThis is not part of the tour and costs and additional $25. UnderwaterGives you the opportunity to get down to Milford’s salt water layer and observe the wealth of wildlife. This isn’t like Loch Ness, where you might have the odd sock floating around, there are many fish, corals and life going on 10m under. FriendThese fish were showing off for me. Notice the particularly ugly one at the front. Milford Sound – Underwater Center,…

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