Aled Treharne on July 9th, 2010

Having completely missed the start of the drama that proceeded to unfold in Northumbria due to the lack of updates from the BBC Breaking News twitter feed, Sean and I finally caught up tonight as we heard that there was a “siege” going on. Unfortunately, we’re away from home without our usual Sky TV, so […]

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Aled Treharne on July 24th, 2009

I had to do something today that was very difficult for me. I deleted user-contributed content from a site I admin. I feel very strongly for freedom of speech. I believe everyone has the right to an opinion* and that they also have the right to voice that opinion. Free speech is what a functional […]

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Aled Treharne on June 27th, 2009

I am fairly seriously pissed off at the moment. Every organisation has its own internal politics – it’s just how life is. Some play power games, some want money, some build empires, and some just want to get on with the job. Politics in voluntary organisations can be particularly bad – it’s not that surprising […]

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Aled Treharne on April 10th, 2009

This is a quick montage of images featured on the website. I have to say that I think this is the most disgusting, embarrassing series of images I’ve seen of Cardiff. I love the city, there’s plenty to be proud of – but of a weekend night it seems to descend into hell. Where […]

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I’ve been reading with interest and disgust the comments made by MSP Murdo Fraser about the policing of the UEFA cup final in Manchester. Reported widely on the BBC, I read it today and was surprised to see the MSP at odds with the police already – along with both Scottish Labour and the Lib […]

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Aled Treharne on May 8th, 2008

Sorry I’ve been quiet recently but the last few weeks have been pretty chaotic. Today, however, deserves a post of its own First of all my car died. I ended up renting one for a week, followed by borrowing one from a used car dealership that was able to get me out of a very […]

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Aled Treharne on March 4th, 2008

I’ve been rather apathetic about my blogging recently, sorry about that. I had a pretty busy week last week, including a search for a misper in Mountain Ash on Thursday which left me exhausted for Friday. Friday night was on shift with the first responders right through until Saturday night and what a busy shift […]

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Aled Treharne on February 14th, 2008

I’ve had a livejournal account for some time now and although I post all my articles to my blog, I have a WordPress plugin that automagically syncronises the two accounts. This is ideal. I’m also part of a community known as UKNOT. UKNOT has an RSS aggregator that grabs a bunch of blogs and presents them […]

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Aled Treharne on February 12th, 2008

[Originally written but not posted yesterday] Wow. On Saturday I was prepared. Not wanting to get caught out again, I got all my kit ready, ironed my uniform and got everything ready for my ambulance shift which started back up at 08hrs. I started pottering around the house and everything was going to plan until […]

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Aled Treharne on February 7th, 2008

We’re testing a DSL ordering system at the moment by trying to order a new DSL circuit into our London Datacenter. This involves talking to BT Openreach, albeit via our third party. This is where it gets interesting. BT Openreach, the part of BT responsible for the exchanges and the physical copper that comes to […]

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