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The Reverend Rat is getting ready to resume blogging about London street life and technology etc.

Has he discovered a secret plan by Maplin the high street electronics store, to move into the Restaurant business ?


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All of these items, such as

  • Corned Beef
  • Milk Shake
  • Tuna Melt
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Hash Brown
  • Fish n Chips
  • Surf n Turf
  • French Toast
  • Bacon n Eggs
  • Lunch Box

are genuinely available from the Maplin's product catalog and high street stores.!

They are mostly electric guitar accessories.

Hello again.

Smoke alarms ...most of you have come across the alarm that goes off at the slightest thing, ie you can't even boil a damned kettle with out it going off, just like the alarm I

I made a Remote fire alarm switch.
I pulled open the alarm and saw that the silence button was a blob of metal and a springy metal strip, the two touch and the alarm goes quiet for ten minutes, I turned over the circuit board and soldered a piece of bell wire to the two points and connected the other ends to a doorbell push switch, this was mounted in the kitchen near the cooker.

I put the alarm back together and back to where it lives in the hall.
I tested it out making a fried egg sarnie and it works :-)
Next thing I want to do is try making it work with a remote control device.

Recycling gone mad...


Thats it for now
thanks for reading.
The Reverend Rat +:-)

Hello to all of you,
It's been a long time, but I now have lots of time :-)

A lot has gone past since I last blogged...Water mains exploding in Hammersmith and flooding the High street, Heh, it even made the telly and the big newspapers.

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Blame technology...thats what I am doing ;-)

Due to a lot of time on my hands lately, (Not through choice...more about that soon) I have been collecting quite a bit of stuff to blog....

Not much to put up this time as I have been ill with the "Flu"...
A few weeks ago I found a J2 point of sale computer...
Also due to boredom I decided to give my laptop a makeover :-)

Damned computers


I`ve got to organise my computers a bit better....

Fun and games again, This time the wrath is saved for the London Underground....

"Notcon 04"


"Extended range Bluetooth devices" and yes it does receive as well as send info.

Street Stuff

Hello everyone,
I am sorry it has been so long since the last blog, but a lot has been keeping me busy,

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