This is a letter from my Grandfather, George Edward Lines, written on the 11th of February 1915. I am gradually scanning and transcribing his letters, and will add notes as I find more information. For context you can see his Official War Record. This will come between his being commissioned in December 1914 and his… Continue reading Letter from George Lines, 11th February 1915, from The Bury, Chesham
I have been writing HTML, by hand – as that was the only way you could write when it first came out, ever since it was invented. Before that I had been using the DEC format program and IBM GML for some time, so the concept of a markup language was familiar.As my previous web… Continue reading HTML in WordPress
My grandfather, George Lines, was an Army reservist, so was called up on the outbreak of war. He was in the Royal Engineers. From his Medal Record he was in the 126th Field Company, although from his London Gazette entry he was attached to the 497th (Kent) Field Company. Royal Engineers Volunteers I don’t have… Continue reading George Edward Lines Official War Record
This was written from my Grandfather to my Grandmother, some time during the First World War. The letters are undated, but I hope to be able to work out a sequence, and some approximate dates. Note that this is a transcription, and some bits are a guess, and some bits of interest only to the… Continue reading Letter from George Lines – back in Armentières
On the occasion of my Grandfathers 90th birthday my mother , Jane Lines, wrote the following poem – dated 28/1/78 Sonnet1 to a Nonagenarian Young George2 goes trotting off to school To Owen’s3 – for he is no fool ! There he gathers lots of prizes, Gilt-edged books, all shapes and sizes. To be an… Continue reading Ode to a Nonagenarian
I have a crate full of USB cables, and it has been a very successful standard, but I was excited to read a Scientific American article about USB-C – a new Universal Serial Bus cable standard. Over the last few years the ‘B’ end of a USB cable – the small end which plugs into… Continue reading Wishing USB-C a successful future
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