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Blogged in The Woodwork: Faking Long Exposure.
Use for my PHP Advent 2008: PHP without PHP.
Blogged in The Woodwork: PHP without PHP.
Sunday hits San Francisco
Treasure Island, San Francisco, California
Nikon D3, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G, Gitzo G1228LVL tripod, Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead, Really Right Stuff PCL-II panoramic clamp
Aperture 2.0 (raw fine tuning, straighten) nik Color Efex Pro (graduated neutral density, polarization, pro contrast, contrast color range, brilliance/warmth) Photoshop (merge, heal)
2 exposures, 10 multi-exposures, 1/100sec @ f/18, iso200, 14mm (14mm)
Sunrise at Treasure Island
The weather was miserable on Saturday but on the off chance that it would clear up before sunrise, I drove down to Treasure Island and tried my hand at outdoor photography in over a year. For me, setting up in the pre-dawn for a photograph at sunrise is chicken soup for the soul.
The sun only broke through for a few minutes, but it was enough to take this photograph. By the time I jockeyed my camera for a satisfactory angle, I found out I was setting up in the water!
Since this lens cannot mount a ND filter, I stopped down as much as possible (f/22), set the ISO as low as possible (LO -1EV) and then took 10 exposures averaged in camera (multi-exposure mode), to emulate what a ND 1.2 would have done at f/16.
There is a small cheat here. In order to capture most of the sky and the horizon the way I wanted, I had to swipe part of the rocks in the foreground from a different (but identically set) exposure, technically this makes this a vertical panorama, but since the merge point is in the (multi-exposure integrated) water, I just blended them and avoided anything fancy.
There was an insane amount of dust on the senor and lens element. Because of this, I had to use the heal tool liberally. A digital grade ND brought back the rocks in the foreground and allowed the sky to be saturated and still hold contrast. The rest of the postprocessing was done to give it that postcard look and then toned back a small bit. u-points were used to keep the rock out of shadow and the buildings in North Beach (the only thing in direct reflected sunlight) from being totally blown out.
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The Vice and installed oak jaws with De-Waxed Shellac as a sanding sealer, drying.
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There is real money in home based jobs such as data entry and it can be a very profitable business or occupation to anybody but contrary to common belief it is not as easy as they say it is. Like in any paying job or business in this occupation if you don’t work hard and persevere you will not thrive and succeed. There are five major factors that will determine how you will thrive and determine your income in this business and the following are: skills, work attitude, time, effort and degree of difficulty of projects given. In this occupation you will get what you give-nothing more and nothing less!
Data entry jobs do not require highly specialized skills but in order to be able to do the job well you should at least know how to type, manipulate the computer, familiar in surfing the internet and have a good grasp in the English language. A college diploma and professional clerical experience are not necessarily required but at least you should be a high school graduate.
Right Work attitude
Even if you can type with the speed of a lightning and you are an internet and computer whiz if you don’t have the required attitude you will not thrive in this business. As important as the basic skills requirements you should also need to demonstrate in every project that you have no problem following instructions, you have discipline in the management of your time (working from home has lots of distractions and you have to be disciplined to be on time in accomplishing projects), you are a hard worker and most of all you respect deadlines. In every project you have to prove to your clients that you are a reliable service provider and if you can’t you will have difficulty in getting g projects. Your skills will help you open doors in this business and your work attitude will sustain you and help you prosper.
Most data entry job programs will promise you that in this business you will earn as much as $300 a day for just rendering an hour or two of work. The real deal is, this is not a money scheme. This is a job. Meaning to say you will get paid depending on the time you have given to the project unlike in affiliate marketing or networking that you earn based on commissions. Your earning possibilities are only limited by work willingness to work hard and time.
This is not a stress free job. Even if this is home based and you are your own boss you have to follow the project specifications seat by your clients and their deadlines. You have to work hard to meet expectations and to meet your earning targets.
Degree of difficulty of projects
Jobs in this field can be easy to difficult. Some projects will not require much knowledge, time and skills like copy pasting all information found in a particular website and sending them to your client every day. Other projects are very tedious and require fast typing speed, research, editing and et cetera. Hence, some projects will only pay you less than five dollars an hour while others will pay you more.
The National Data Entry is a well established and genuine program that can provide you with professional training and help as you try to jump start your career in data entry. Please search their website online for detailed information.
Hinxhill is a small village in the shadow of Wye down. I say a village, its a couple of houses and the Hinxhill Estate, which you can’t see from the road.
St Mary has been a church I have wanted to see inside for many years, and I have never found it open. But for this Heritage weekend, I had high hopes.
And I wasn’t disappointed.
St Mary has a very fine 17th century memorial on the wall, two nice figures on it, and as well as some nice Victorian glass, the light coming in at just gone four in the afternoon made photography perfect.
One of those visits you remember for the lights, so a church well worth waiting for to visit.
Remote and peaceful Hinxhill is the archetypal country church. Almost all dating from the 13th century, the narrow north aisle is a typical give way – designed to be used as a processional space without benches. The lovely lancet windows, with trefoil headed tops are small and low whilst the north chapel has one with a rere-arch, a sign of wealth in the latter 13th century. The odd chancel screen is dated to the 17th century and the woodwork of the pulpit is probably of that date too. The stained glass is Victorian and mostly by the Scottish firm of Ballantyne – a catalogue of changing fashion. The south chancel window of Christ weeping is particularly good. The fine Royal Arms is one of several in Kent by Marten of Tenterden and well worth a look. To the north of the chancel is a seventeenth century tomb with good effigies and skulls beneath – which legend says was walled up with plaster for two hundred years before being re displayed by the Victorians. In the vestry is a delightful piece of continental glass of probable seventeenth century date.
USUALLY called Hinexsell, and in very antient times written Hengestelle, is the next parish eastward from Kennington. The manor of Bilsington claims over a great part of this parish.
HINXHILL is an obscure parish, but little known, and having very little traffic through it. The village consists of only four or five houses, one of which, is the principal farm-house of Sir John Honywood’s estate here, and another the parsonage. It stands on high ground, with the church on the west side of it. The antient mansion stood close to the south-west corner of the church-yard, having a fine prospect over the adjoining country. The kitchen is all that remains of it now, being made use of as an oast and stowages for hops. Not far from the church, northward, are Great and Little Plumpton, the former was for some time the residence of the Andrew’s, the latter of the Whitwick’s. Below the hill from the village to the north and west, it is a deep and most unpleasant country, the soil a stiff clay, with much boggy ground, especially westward, where it is joined by the river Stour. About the village it it tolerable fertile land, but southward there is much sand, mixed with the quarry or rag stone.
A fair is held here yearly on the Saturday in Whitsun-week, for toys and pedlary.
In the year 1727, a species of subterraneous fire was taken notice of in the valley between Goodcheape in this parish and Wye. This fire began in a marshy field, on the side of a little brook, near the water, and continued to burn along its bank without spreading much for some days; afterwards it appeared on the other side, and extended itself for the space of some acres over the field, consuming all the earth where it burnt into red ashes, quite down to the springs, which in most places lay four feet and more deep. In the space of about six weeks it had consumed about three acres of ground, at which time it burnt in many places, and sent forth a great smoak and a strong smell very like that of a brick-kiln; but it never flamed, except when the earth was turned and stirred up. For some space where it was burnt the ground felt hot, though the grass seemed no more parched than might be reasonably expected from the dryness and heat of the season. In several places where the earth was turned up, it was found to be hot and wet near four feet deep, and much hotter about two feet deep than nearer the surface; and when this earth was exposed to the air, though it was very moist, and not hotter than might be easily borne by the hand, yet the heat of it increased so fast, that in a few minutes it was all over on fire, like phosphorus made with allum and flour. The soil of the field is of the same nature with that the turs is made of in Holland. The surface of it is always wet, except in extreme dry seasons; but this season it was somewhat more parched and harder than usual. It was difficult to carry any of this away, on account of its firing; one piece in particular firing in the pocket of one who was bringing it away, had almost burnt its way through before it was perceived. (fn. 1)
In the stone-quarry by Swatfield-bridge, at the southern boundary of this parish, as well as in many of the rag-stones about the adjoining parishes of Sevington and Willesborough, is found the ostracites stone, very large; and on a rag-stone at Lacton, in the latter parish, the flat shell of one measured eight inches diameter; and the late Mr. Thorpe, of Bexley, had two in his possession, very large and fair, with the convex parts entirely filled up with solid stone, which were given to his father, Dr. Thorpe, by the earl of Winchelsea.
ONE ÆTHELFERH, a servant of the abbot of St. Augustine’s monastery, about the year 864, by will gave the land of Hengesteselle, which was a parish, as Thorne says in his Chronicle, contiguous to that of Willesborough northward, to that monastery; but Hugo de Montfort, in the time of the Conqueror, got possession of it, in spite of all the efforts of the monks to oppose it: and accordingly this estate seems to have been thus entered in the survey of Domesday as follows, among his possessions:
In Langebrige hundred, Gislebert holds of Hugo one yoke, which a certain Sochman held of king Edward. It is and was worth four shillings. There was nothing there nor is.
Of Etwelle, which Herbert the son of Ivo, holds without the division of Hugo, he himself holds fourteen acres of land within his division, and it is worth two shillings.
And still further in the same record, under the like title, is the following entry, which evidently relates to his possessions, part of, or at least adjoining to those before-mentioned:
In Langebrige hundred. In the same hundred, is one rood of land in Suestone, which one Sochman held of king Edward. There is now one borderer paying twelve pence. In the time of king Edward the Confessor it was worth thirty pence, and afterwards eighteen, now three shillings.
Robert de Montfort, grandson of Hugo above-mentioned, having afterwards incurred the displeasure of king Henry II. all his estates, and these among them, them, came into the king’s hands, after which it appears that THE MANOR OF HINXHILL, with that of SWATFORD, alias SWATFIELD, was afterwards held by the family of Strabolgie, earls of Athol; but Alexander Baliol, lord of Chilham, became possessed of them at the latter end of king Henry III.’s reign, in right of Isabel his wife, widow of David de Strabolgie, earl of Athol, and held them, by the courtesy of England, during her life, she having been, on the death of her brother Richard de Dover, s.p. become entitled to them for her life, the inheritance of them belonging to John, earl of Athol, her son by her former husband, as heir to her brother before-mentioned. At length they descended down to David, earl of Athol, who died in the 49th year of king Edward III. leaving two daughters his coheirs, Elizabeth, the eldest, married to Sir Thomas Percy, a younger son of Henry, lord Percy, and Philippa to John Halsham, of Halsham, in Sussex; the latter of whom, by her father’s will, became entitled to these manors. At length her grandson Sir Hugh Halsham, in the beginning of king Henry VI.’s reign, passed them away, in the 3d year of that reign, to Sir Robert Scott, lieutenant of the tower of London, brother of Sir William Scott, of Braborne, and afterwards of Scotts-hall, whose only daughter and heir Alice, marrying William Kempe, nephew to cardinal archbishop Kempe, he, in her right, became entitled to them; but his grandson Sir William Kempe, about the latter end of king Henry VIII.’s reign, alienated them to Browning; from which family, about the reign of queen Elizabeth, they were alienated to Robt. Edolph, esq. son of Robert Edolph, of Brenset, and brother of Simon Edolph, of St. Radigunds, who bore for his arms, Ermine, on a bend, sable, three cinquesoils, argent, (fn. 2) who afterwards resided at Hinshill court, as did his son Sir Robert Edolph, who kept his shrievalty here in the 6th year of king James I. but his son Robert Edolph, esq. dying s.p. in 1631, gave these manors of Hinxhill and Swatford, together with the court leet of the half hundred of Longbridge, by will to Cecilia his wife, for her life, or so long as she continued unmarried; but she afterwards remarrying Sir Francis Knolles, of Reading, forfeited her interest in them, upon which they came to Mr. Samuel Edolph, her former husband’s next brother, who some years afterwards conveyed them to his brother in-law Mr. John Angel, of Surry, for the more effectual performance of his will; and he, sometime after the death of king Charles I. passed them away to Edward Choute, esq. of Bethersden, who afterwards resided at Hinxhill-court, as did his son Sir George Choute likewise, who was succeeded in them by his son George Choute, esq. who was created a baronet in 1684. He pulled down this mansion, and removed to Bethersden, where he died s.p. in 1721, (fn. 3) having devised these manors by will to Edward Austen, esq. of Tenterden, afterwards baronet, who sold them not long afterwards to Sir William Honywood, bart. of Evington, who died possessed of them in 1748, and his direct descendant Sir John Honywood, bart. of Evington, is the present possessor of these manors.
The courts baron for the manors of Hinxhill and Swatford, have been for some time disused; and the court leet for the half hundred of Longbridge has been for several years past held by the constable of it, solely for the appointment of a successor in his office, as will be further taken notice of hereafter.
WALTHAM is a place here, which was once accounted a manor, and antiently belonged to the family of Criol, from whom it went by marriage into that of Rokesle, and thence again in like manner to the family of Poynings, in which it continued till Sir Edward Poynings, governor of Dover castle, and lord warden, dying possessed of it anno 14 Henry VIII. 1522, not only without legitimate issue, but even without any collateral kindred, who could make claim to his estates, this manor, among others, escheated to the crown, whence it was immediately afterwards granted to Sir Richard Damsell, who not long after passed it away to Goldhill; as he did about the latter end of queen Elizabeth’s reign, to Mr. Robert Edolph, of Hinxhillcourt; since which it has passed in like manner as the manor of Hinxhill before-described, down to Sir John Honywood, bart. who is the present possessor of it.
GOODCHEAPES, as it is now called, but more properly Godchepes, is an estate in the northern part of this parish, which for a series of many generations had owners of that surname, one of whom, Thomas Godchepe, as appears by the inquisition taken after his death, died possessed of it in the 31st year of king Edward I. and in his name and descendants it remained fixed until the latter end of king Henry VIII.’s reign, and then it came by the will of one of them, named also Thomas Godchepe, after the limitation of it, to several different persons, who were become extinct without issue, to the last person mentioned in remainder in the will, Mr. John Barrow. The circumstances of which bequest is thus related: Mr. John Barrow, being an attorney, was called upon to make the will of Thomas Godchepe, and by his direction inserted the names of eight persons, who were to succeed each other in the inheritance of this estate in tail, and being asked by Barrow, whom he should add more, he was answered by the testator, that as there had been a reciprocal friendship between them, he should place his own name next after them all; and they all deceasing in course of time s.p. this estate in the end devolved to him and his heirs. Circumstances similar to the above have happened in relation to other estates in this county, particularly to the Leeds abbey estate, by Sir Roger Meredith’s will, who died in 1742, s.p. who having sent for Mr. Walter Hooper, an attorney, to make his will, after having devised his estates to several different persons successively in tail, seemed at a loss who to name next in the entail, when Mr. Hooper mentioned himself and his nephew; and all the prior remainders having ceased, they both successively enjoyed that estate by the will. (fn. 4) Mr. Barrow, who bore for his arms, Lozengy, or, and azure, a grissin, salient, ermine, resided afterwards here, and died in 1578, leaving two daughters his coheirs, whose eldest daughter and coheir Elizabeth, marrying Mr. Robert Edolph, the purchaser of Hinxhill-court as before-mentioned, he became entitled to it sometime about the latter end of queen Elizabeth’s reign; since which it has passed in like succession of ownership as the manors of Hinxhill and Waltham before-mentioned, down to Sir John Honywood, bart. who is the present possessor of them.
MARTHA WADE, by will in 1722, gave an annuity of forty shillings, out of lands in this parish and Wye, to the use of the poor not receiving alms, vested in the churchwardens and overseers.
The poor constantly relieved are about twelve, casually eight.
THIS PARISH is within the ECCLESIASTICAL JURIADICTION of the diocese of Canterbury, and deanry of Limne.
The church, which is dedicated to St. Mary, is a small building, consisting of two isles and two chancels, having a low spire steeple at the west end, in which are three bells. In the high chancel, on the north side, there is a handsome monument, well preserved, for Robert Edolph, esq. and Cicely Browne his wife, having their effigies kneeling on it. He died in 1631. In the south isle are memorials for Coveney, arms, On a bend, three trefoils slipt. The north isle is very narrow indeed; in it is a memorial for Kennet Backe, gent. captain of the train-bands, obt. 1687. On the south side, in the church-yard, are several memorials for the Wightwicks, and a very antient stone, coffinshaped, with a cross story on it. It appears by the parish register, that many of the Edolphs are buried in this church, from the year 1588, when Mr. Robt. Edolph, sen. gent. was buried in it, to the present century. Mr. John Barrow in 1578, Sir Edward Chute in 1634, and others of some note in life, appear likewise to have been buried in it, for whom there are not any memorials.
¶The church of Hinxhill was antiently appendant to the manor, and continued with it till Robert Edolph, esq. by will in 1631, gave the manor of Hinxhill to his wife Cecilie, for her life, or until she remarried, and the advowson and patronage of this church to her and her heirs for ever. By which means the advowson being separated from the manor, became an advowson in gross, and though it afterwards was possessed by the same owners as the manor, yet having been once separated it could never afterwards be appendant to it again. (fn. 5) She soon afterwards remarrying Sir Francis Knolles, forfeited her life-estate in the manor to her late husband’s next heir and brother, Mr. Sam. Edolph, and some years afterwards alienated the reversion of the advowson, (for she appears to have presented to the Rectory in 1666) to him. Since which it has continued, in like succession of ownership with the manor of Hinxhill, and his other estates in this parish, to Angel, Choute, and Austen, and from the latter to Sir William Honywood, bart. whose descendant Sir John Honywood, bart. is the present owner and patron of this church.
This rectory is valued in the king’s books at 7l. 16s. 8d. It is now a discharged living, of the clear yearly certified value of thirty-four pounds. In 1578 here were communicants seventy-one. In 1640 it was valued at sixty pounds, communicants seventy. There are ten acres of glebe.
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Frickelfest (I love it)
Contrary to popular belief, the main reason for DIY is not (or should not be) about saving money. While this is possible in many cases (and especially against ‘top of the line’ commercial products), there are other, far better reasons to do it yourself.
The main one is knowledge, new skills, and the enormous feeling of satisfaction that comes from building your own equipment. This is worth far more than money. For younger people, the skills learned will be invaluable as you progress through life, and once started, you should continue to strive for making it yourself wherever possible.
Each and every new skill you learn enables the learning processes to be ‘exercised’, making it easier to learn other new things that come your way.
Alvin Toffler (the author of Future Shock) wrote:- "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
This is pretty much an absolute these days, and we hear stories every day about perfectly good people who simply cannot get a new job after having been ‘retrenched’ (or whatever stupid term the ‘human resources’ people come up with next). As an aside, I object to being considered a ‘resource’ for the corporate cretins to use, abuse and dispose of as they see fit.
The skills you learn building an electronics project (especially audio) extend far beyond soldering a few components into a printed circuit board. You must source the components, working your way through a minefield of technical data to figure out if the part you think is right is actually right. Understanding the components is a key requirement for understanding electronics.
You will probably need to brush up on your maths – all analogue electronics requires mathematics if you want to understand what is going on. The greater your understanding, the more you have learned in the process. These are not trivial skills, but thankfully, they usually sneak up on you. Before you realise it, you have been working with formulae that a few years ago you would have sneered at, thinking that such things are only for boffins or those really weird guys you recall from school.
Then there is the case to house everything. You will need to learn how to perform basic metalworking skills. Drilling, tapping threads, filing and finishing a case are all tasks that need to be done to complete your masterpiece. These are all skills that may just come in very handy later on.
Should you be making loudspeakers, then you will learn about acoustics. You will also learn woodworking skills, veneering, and using tools that you may never have even known existed had you not ventured into one of the most absorbing and satisfying hobbies around.
Ok, that’s fine for the younger generation(s), but what about us ‘oldies’? We get all the same benefits, but in some cases, it is even possible to (almost) make up for a lifetime spent in an unrewarding job. As we get older, the new skills are less likely to be used for anything but the hobby, but that does not diminish the value of those skills one iota.
However, it’s not all about learning, it’s also about doing. Few people these days have a job where at the end of the day they can look at something they built. Indeed, in a great many cases, one comes home at the end of the day, knowing that one was busy all day with barely time for lunch, yet would be hard pressed to be able to say exactly what was achieved. What would have happened if what you did today wasn’t done? Chances are, nothing would have happened at all – whatever it was you did simply wasn’t done (if you follow the rather perverse logic in that last statement ).
Where is the satisfaction in that? There isn’t any – it’s a job, you get paid, so are able to pay your bills, buy food and live to do the same thing tomorrow.
When you build something, there is a sense of pride, of achievement – there is something to show for it, something tangible. No, it won’t make up for a job you hate (or merely dislike), but at least you have created something. Having done it once, it becomes important to do it again, to be more ambitious, to push your boundaries.
Today, a small preamp. Tomorrow, a complete state of the art 5.1 sound system that you made from raw materials, lovingly finished, and now provides enjoyment that no store-bought system ever will.
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Build Lasting Success: Review
Build Lasting Success is one of the many work from home systems on the Internet. I have personally joined many of these kind of sites with no success. I looked at this one because I was sent the link by a friend. Looking at it I think it looks very professional, I have spoken to a couple of people I interact with online to find out if they know anyone who has had any success from it. I spoke to to two ladies who had said they have managed to make a full time income from it.
So is it really possible to stop work and make a full time income from this type of thing? Well I would say it is possible. From what I have seen I think it is, Build Lasting Success basically works by giving you an opportunity to sell pre-paid legal services. It is like having a business in a box. You can either sign up for the free package, which is a limited version of the paid for one. Which is just over $20 a month subscription. So you basically pay a monthly fee for membership. I have been told that the membership basically pays for itself. There is no mention of how much you can make on the site, but from what I have been told you can make thousands if you work hard at it.
I think it is time to get realistic, when it comes to making money online. Most people think that you can just make money overnight. Once you start you can wake up in the morning and have millions of dollars in the bank. Well I am going to tell you now that it just does not work like that. You can’t wake up one day and have millions in the bank. You are going to have to put in the hours. I think that with Build Lasting Success you have to really stick it out and work hard at it. But I do think once you have put in all of the hard work. It will pay off, you can build a residual income over time with this. It is like investing, you have to invest your time in marketing it. Once you have invested your time and effort in marketing the product you will see a return on it over a period of time. So if you do sign up with this program I would say think of it as a long term income strategy. Do not think of it as an overnight get rich quick scheme because it is not that.
Today I made my first picture frame, made from quarter sawn beech, finished with shellac sanding sealer then tung oil/turps mix to pop the grain.
This was a present for my brothers cat Penny who sadly died recently, aged 19 years old, it is printed on Hahnemühle Photorag 308 fine art paper and is 8" x 8" size, my first photo print since film days!
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As with any job, there are health and safety standards that you must be aware of. As a holiday representative, you must be familiar with all types of health and safety since you will be in other countries, at resorts, and overlooking hundreds of people at times. You will have to be knowledgeable enough about health and safety standards so that you can make sure that the resort is up to health and safety standards.
This will be a responsibility of yours as a holiday representative – to check and make sure everything is up to standards regarding health and safety! When you conduct these checks, you will need to report any concerns that you have to your team leader. This can include anything that you find unsafe or unhealthy or you can just express your own concerns and ways that the resort can improve on these certain things. It’s best to know about basic procedures regarding health and safety. It’s best to have a First Aid kit and be CPR certified.
This will help you within the health and safety understanding as you are a jump start ahead of many other people as there are not many that are CPR certified. CPR is something you need to know since you will be looking after hundreds of people at a time. There are always emergencies – different kinds at different times. There is not much to say about this here, but you will learn all of the needed facts at training for your holiday rep.
You could probably speak to the touring company about the specifics if you wish. But, remember, you are in charge of ensuring that the guests have a great vacation! This means you are responsible for ensuring that their rooms are up to hotel standards, correct room types for each guest, and any extras that were purchased are delivered to the correct rooms.
Not only does a holiday representative need to have effective customer service skills, listening skills, and people skills; one should also have math skills. It’s important to be able to accurately convert money into the country’s currency. In most cases, you will be dealing with currency conversion as the majority of countries are different than your own whether you are located in the United Kingdom or the United States. So, you may be dealing with USD or you may be dealing with United Kingdom pounds or even Euros.
Since you will be dealing with daily reports of bookkeeping, math is a necessary skill. You will be handling cash from guests as they will be purchasing car rental (car hire), daily trips, and much more from you on a daily basis, so you will need to be able to give the guests change as well as convert their money for them if needed.
St John, Leeds, West Yorkshire
A most interesting and in some ways a remarkable church. The population of Leeds was already rapidly expanding by the end of the 16th Century, and in the 1630s the parish of St John was created to serve the new suburbs to the north of the town. William Harrison, a wool merchant and philanthropist who was a leading citizen of Leeds, bankrolled the construction of the church, and it was consecrated in 1637. This date on its own would be enough to be of interest, of course, because here we are towards the end of the Church of England’s false dawn of Laudian piety, and on the brink of the Civil War, the Commonwealth, the suppression of the Church and the World Turned Upside Down.
But there is more to it than this, for St John was built almost entirely in the language of the late medieval church, and at first glance it would be easy to believe it is an earlier survival. And yet, a second glance tells us that something unusual is going on, for this is effectively two churches, side by side, two naves and two chancels and a double gable at the east end. There seems to be no liturgical reason for this, only fancy and a need for a large capacity. The tower sits at the west end of the northern side of the church.
An engraving of 1715 shows the church looking pretty much as it does today with the exception of the upper part of the tower, which has been rebuilt. The wide graveyard has survived, and I cannot think of another instance of such a central church in such a large city retaining so much ground space. It is only a pity that all the standing headstones have been removed. The church was declared redundant in the 1970s, and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
Typically of CCT churches in cities, it seems, access to St John is not always easy. The CCT website says that it is open from 11am to 1pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, but when we turned up at midday on a Friday I was not terribly surprised to find the church locked. I rang the local CCT office, where a very patient officer explained to me that they could only open the church if there was someone available to steward it (so why not put that on the website, I wondered, though I didn’t say so). She asked me if I could make an appointment to view, but as I was catching a train back to Ipswich a few hours later this wasn’t possible. I am afraid that I may have implied I had come all the way from Ipswich specially to see this church, for she took pity on me and said she’d be along in half an hour to open up for us.
A swift visit to the nearby market (the largest indoor market in Europe, incidentally) to fuel up on Vietnamese street food, and we were back in time to meet our host. Now, you may wonder why I was so keen to see inside, and why it is impossible to leave the church open without a steward. This is because three remarkably sensitive 19th Century restorations at the hands of Norman Shaw, George Gilbert Scott Jr and Temple Moore have left the interior almost entirely as it was when the church opened in 1637. Stepping inside, the first impression is of a vast forest of Jacobean woodwork, dark pews with finials and strapwork on the sides.
They are not entirely unmutilated, since Shaw removed the doors of the box pews, some of which were reused as panelling in the east end of the south side, now known as the Harrison chapel. In Shaw’s mitigation, he had successfully campaigned for the survival of the church when the Diocese of York wanted to demolish it in the 1860s.
The star of the show is the glorious gilded screen, which runs right across the church, effectively making two screens, each topped with a large crest, one featuring the arms of James I, the other the Prince of Wales feathers of the future Charles I. Now, as Janet Douglas notes in the revised Pevsner, this presents us with a puzzle, for James I died in 1625, at which point Charles I stopped being Prince of Wales. The assumed date for furnishing the church is 1634, so is it possible it was constructed and furnished earlier? But if so, why were the arms not changed before consecration in 1637?
The screen itself is a riot of hearts, flowers, vines and grotesques, and it is extraordinary to think that the delicate upper parts are entirely carved from oak. Temple Moore removed the two sets of arms and replaced them with more sacramental symbols, a floriated cross and the eagle of St John, but in the 1970s the arms were restored to their places, and Temple Moore’s extravagant chargings set on the west wall.
As with all the central Leeds churches, the glass is not of particular interest. Everything in the windows appears to be from the second half of the 19th Century, and in any case I’m sure that any original glass from the 1630s would have been destroyed by the 17th Century iconoclasts. Perhaps the most interesting glass is in the east window of the south side, scenes from the life of the donor John Harrison interspersed with scenes from the life of St John, by Burlison and Grylls in 1885.
As the city of Leeds expanded, and non-conformism became an increasing threat, the need for capacity in the Anglican churches became more urgent. The medieval Leeds parish church of St Peter was demolished in the 1830s and replaced by the largest church to be built in England since St Paul’s Cathedral in London more than a century earlier. Because of this, St John is now the oldest church in Leeds city centre.
The 18th Century would bring Holy Trinity, the 19th Century St George and the new St Peter, but all three churches are poorly served by the urban landscape. St Peter, today Leeds Minster, was severely cut off from the city centre when the railway was put through in the 1850s. Poor shabby Holy Trinity, the only Anglican church on a main street, is dwarfed by glitzy shopping centres, while the muscularly evangelical St George sits beyond the old infirmary in a cul-de-sac at the end of Great George Street. Only St John retains its dignity, the wide churchyard opening out as you step through Norman Shaw’s lychgate from the quieter part of New Briggate.
In the 1960s, Pevsner bemoaned the fact that St John was not the parish church of Leeds rather than St Peter – this was an aesthetic response, of course, for it is hard to see how St John could ever be suitable for modern Anglican worship. But it would be nice if it was easier to see inside.
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How does a boat GPS system work? Are all GPS systems the same? Is there a separate Global Positioning System for land and water? Let’s first review how GPS units work through modern technology.
GPS satellites are operated by the U.S. Air Force. There are 24 satellites that orbit the earth twice a day. These satellites will transmit signals to ground equipment. Each satellite in orbit has an atomic clock. Every transmission reveals a satellite’s location and the time. Signals are arriving at literally the speed of light. Your individual boat GPS will rely on four different transmissions.
In order to work properly, as with any satellite technology, the device must have a clear view of the sky. That means that there will be interference in tall tunnels, forests, canyons and downtown areas.
This is good news for you who travel by sea! The sea has wide-open space, which means faster and more efficient readings with a GPS device. When you travel on the ocean or a large sea, you can get an absolute position on the globe, and get details regarding current and wind. This type of accuracy is not possible if you simply use a compass or a map.
Why buy a special boat GPS unit instead of any old GPS system made for a car?
Newer boat GPS systems are up-to-the-minute accurate and are made exclusively for sea conditions. You can find the location of your ship, the marina entrance, fishing ground and anchorage in no time. Buy a new model so you can be sure that the latest downloads are accurate.
Remember that marine boat GPS units can also track large rocks, shallow water and wreckage, just as automobiles can track traffic jams.
The majority of boat wrecks are close to land. You can depend on a new boat GPS system to guide you through turbulent river traffic. The newest models of boat GPS are so accurate that users can actually tie their system into an autopilot device and into the boat’s radar. This makes for one smooth, hands-free ride.
Marine GPS systems also have three other advantages from an ordinary GPS system.
First, they are battery operated and handheld (though models can exploit a boat’s electricity).
Second, most models are waterproof in case of accidental splashing.
Lastly, boat GPS systems have a special feature called a chart plotter. This feature allows you to see GPS information overlaid on nautical charts. Thus, you will actually be working more with the chart plotter, which is powered by the boat GPS system.
The best models are larger and have more buttons and longer external antennas.
There’s no question that a GPS will be your guide to your journey out to sea. This system is powerful enough to pick up buoys, lighthouses and even local obstructions in the water. That said, always remember to bring back up in the way of a compass and paper chart.
New technology makes boating easy!