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Home Server Build - Unraid

23rd December 2019

A discussion surrounding the planning and rollout of our new home server. Built off of a Dell Optiplex 3020 MT running Unraid, gives us 8TB of storage with parody in the event of a drive failure.

Computers | Technology | Server | Unraid | Networking | Rambling

Living with a 15 Year Old Passat

23rd December 2019

After 18 months and 27,000 miles since taking ownership of my 2005 Volkswagen Passat, I discuss in this post what the ownership experience has been like, with particular discussion around the common issues which exist on these vehicles. 

Cars | Passat | Rambling

CHECC 2019 - South Wales

25th November 2019

After attending the 2019 Dachstein Caving Expedition, I decided to document my experience in the Austrian Alps as a first time expedition attendee. 
You can read about what I got up to over these two weeks.

Caving | CHECC | South Wales | 2019

SUICRO 2019 - Co. Leitrim

28th October 2019

After attending the 2019 Dachstein Caving Expedition, I decided to document my experience in the Austrian Alps as a first time expedition attendee. 
You can read about what I got up to over these two weeks.

Caving | SUICRO | Leitrim Village | 2019

Dachstein Caving Expedition 2019

6th September 2019

After attending the 2019 Dachstein Caving Expedition, I decided to document my experience in the Austrian Alps as a first time expedition attendee. 
You can read about what I got up to over these two weeks.

Caving | Expedition | Dachstein | Austria | 2019

Adventures in Shannon - Turtle Time

13th July 2019

Making it a month of weekends caving, Emily Punzalan invited me on a trip into Shannon Cave with Petie Barry and Veronika Schroeder to attempt to push possible new passage, named Turtle Time. What resulted was the discovery of just under 100m of virgin passage. Please note: this link directs you to the article on Shannon Group's Website.

Caving | Shannon Cave | Turtle Time | The Hoo | 2019

Oxford University Caving Club Visit Co. Fermanagh

7th July 2019

A week after Kent University were in Fermanagh, Miner texted asking if I would be free to help guide a few folk from Oxford University Caving Club around some caves in Fermanagh. Never one to say no, I joined them for a few days of exploration.

Caving | Fermanagh | The Hoo | 2019

Kent University Caving Club Visit Co. Fermanagh

29th June 2019

In June 2019, Kent University Caving Club came over to Northern Ireland to spent a week in Fermanagh. Staying at the Hoo, a few members of Queen's University Caving Club toured the amount the region.

Caving | Fermanagh | The Hoo | 2019

Irish Student Caving Forum 2019 - Co. Fermanagh

6th September 2019

After attending the 2019 Dachstein Caving Expedition, I decided to document my experience in the Austrian Alps as a first time expedition attendee. 
You can read about what I got up to over these two weeks.

Caving | ISCF | Kiltyclougher | Fermanagh | 2019

Rasharkin Solar Farm Tour - IET Northern Ireland

29th April 2019

I was fortunate enough to be able to go on a tour of the Bann Road Solar Farm, owned by Baywe r.e. It was an interesting tour, providing an insight into the various pieces of equipment located throughout the site including switchgear and cabling.

Power Industry | Tour | IET | Solar Farm | Raskarkin

SUI Training Course - SRT 1

14th April 2019

In April I attended SUI's SRT1 Training Course at ARCH in Enniskillen. It was great to re-affirm my knowledge surrounding basic single rope techniques, especially with me passing my knowledge onto fellow club members. Unforunately no write-up on this one.

Caving | Training | SRT1 | SUI | 2019

SUI Training Course - Remote Emergency First Aid 3

31st March 2019

In March I attended SUI's REC3 Training Course in County Clare. It was great to be able to refresh my Emergency First Aid knowledge and in the process gain my certification. Unfortunately no write-up on this one.

First Aid | Training | SUI | 2019

SUI Training Course - Cave Leader 1

22nd February 2019

In February I attended SUI's Cave Leader 1 Training Course. It was an excellent and insightful event, allowing me to gain a breadth of new knowledge when it comes to taking groups on caving trips. Unfortunately no write-up on this one.

Caving | Training | SUI | Cave Leader 1 | 2019

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