|Happy New Year|
29 December 2015
Well, day 29 of Decembeard is almost over and this is where I am at beardwise. Although I did get it trimmed a week or so before Christmas, otherwise it would be more woolly.
The justgiving page (https://www.justgiving.com/Paul-Devall-Beardy) has achieved 120% of my target. I know I set it a little lower than I wanted but it looks better this way.
Thanks to everyone that contributed. :)
The picture shows me in a Motörhead T-shirt in memory of lead singer Lemmy Kilminster who died today of cancer.
Planet Rock made today Lemmy T-shirt Day.
11 December 2015
Movember has been and gone. So why stop there when you can do Decembeard instead.
So far, the beard is coming along okay. I took one at the St Nicks last week and another today.
Fund raising not going that well so far..... So click and donate.
And I have set up an SMS donation system as well. A suggested $1 but hell, you can choose any amount.
After the trials and tribulations of the Hudl last year, this year I went a step further and bought a Nexus 7. Again powered by Android.
This one (for my sins) is a factory reconditioned model despite this upgrade not being out that long. The drawback against the Hudl is that there is no micro-sd slot to enhance the disk space and I am stuck with the 32GB onboard memory.
Although compared to the iPhone 5S I currently have the apps seem smaller and run more quickly. The problem is that many of the iPhone apps I use aren't replicated for Android.
The unit is very well made. It feels more substantial and better made than the Hudl. The screen colours are far better and the operating system seems quicker.
As it is Google a lot of the things, like Blogger, are available. The app though isn't that good and has many shortcomings whereas the iPhone app is far better. Work that one out!
Let's see how we get on with this!
2 December 2015
I didn't take part in Movember this year. I have directed my fundraising towards heart related charities as a result of the heart attack I suffered in April.
I did however make a donation, but of course, I don't like to talk about it.
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