• Kona Sutra 2015 Bike

    LEJOG Cycle Tour Equipment Prep

    by  • August 12, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Lands End to John OGroats (LEJOG) is one of the premier cycling challenges for cyclists in the UK. For years its always been a pipe dream of mine but now I’ve got to the point ready to be able to attempt it early in 2018. One of the most important parts of any journey...

    Read more →

    Kona Jake the Snake Carbon 2016 Review

    by  • April 4, 2017 • 8 Comments

    For the longest time my bike of choice has been my Kona Sutra which I bought just over two years ago, but with my 30th birthday approaching I thought it was time to have a bike that could go just a little bit faster. Don’t get me wrong, the Kona Sutra is an incredible...

    Read more →

    OpenCV Colour Temperature Calibration via rendition chart

    by  • February 26, 2017 • 2 Comments

    Different types of light output different colour temperatures which is expressed in kelvin; ranging from the yellow end of the spectrum e.g. 2800k up to blue e.g. 6500k. Natural sunlight is around 5500-6000k. I could spend a long time discussing colour temperature and how its the temperature of an ideal black body radiator which emits light...

    Read more →

    Brompton M6L Weight Saving Project

    by  • January 29, 2017 • 9 Comments

    Schwable Kojak Tyre

    Just under a month ago I bought myself a 2017 Brompton M6L, and I have to say it is incredible. Like most bikes however, especially one constructed of steel; it has a weight penalty. My configuration according to Brompton weighs 11.78kg, I don’t have any accurate luggage scales and Bromptons guide is meant to...

    Read more →

    Brompton M6L 2017 Review

    by  • January 8, 2017 • 1 Comment

    Brompton 2017 M6L

    I am now officially a Brompton owner. After having all sorts of bicycles; mountain bike, touring bike, downhill bike, road bike, even a unicycle. I had never had a folding bicycle. Till now that is. Evans Cycles *shudders* had a sale on their 2016 Bromptons so I purchased a M3L in light blue. Evans...

    Read more →

    Guide to put your Brompton on a Diet

    by  • January 8, 2017 • 1 Comment

    Recently I have joined the countless people around the world who have invested in a Brompton Bicycle. It is an incredible bicycle; the most fun I’ve had on a bicycle for a long time! and already is helping me get around, however at the back of my mind is always the engineer who asks;...

    Read more →

    OpenCV Colour space and LAB WhitePoint

    by  • June 20, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Recently I have had the fun task of trying to normalise colours between two sets of images in OpenCV. Being a photographer I thought the easiest way of doing this would be to use a Macbeth Colour Chart such as the datacolor spyderCheckr24 which I have for each of the sets and convert to...

    Read more →

    Kona Sutra 2015 Build and Review

    by  • June 10, 2015 • 2 Comments

    Kona Sutra 2015

    My journey with Kona Bikes started off with a 2003 Kona Kahuna, and today I became the proud owner of a 2015 Kona Sutra to add to my collection. The 2015 Kona Sutra is aimed as an intermediate level adventure/touring bike but also suited for your everyday commute or weekend leisure ride over a...

    Read more →

    Porting WPF applications to Windows Universal Apps

    by  • May 20, 2015 • 1 Comment

    This article is part of a series of articles I have written covering WPF; improving its performance, its quirks and associated workarounds, as well as porting it to WUA Applications: Improving WPF Rendering Performance (Part 1) Improving WPF Rendering performance (Part 2) Improving WPF Rendering performance (Part 3) Troubleshooting Video Playback in WPF Writing...

    Read more →

    Developing Sites for IE7 Compatibility

    by  • May 20, 2015 • 0 Comments

    When it comes to web design, one of the biggest set backs is trying to accomodate older browsers. Gone are the days where you could put a label stating ‘Best viewed in Netscape’, users expect websites to just work or degrade gracefully. IE6 for the most part has been the nightmare of most developers...

    Read more →

    Wiltshire Armed Forces Day 2014

    by  • July 1, 2014 • 0 Comments

      At the weekend I had chance to pop along to the Wiltshire Armed Forces Day 2014 which was being held in a Trowbridge Park, lots of people turned up and there were lots of things to see and do. I’m not a military person myself and ‘the only way to win is not...

    Read more →