The wheels on the bus

So it’s that time of year again (or one of them at least) when I clamber aboard a National Express coach and trundle my way southwards in search of family and friends. As with the journey this time last year (but oddly, not the one between those two) there’s a partial wifi service onboard… partial in the sense that it’s working enough for me to check in on at least some of my social media and post to this ‘ere blog, but other services aren’t working including pretty much all of Google.

The problem appears to be certificates getting mangled by the Cisco Umbrella-based filtering again, with the result being that pretty much anything that isn’t Google’s search or, for some reason, translate seems to be mangled by the time it gets to me. That’s something of a pain because, along with occasionally checking emails, I would’ve liked to use YouTube videos in order to kill some of the journey time and aAs it stands I’m instead making my own entertainment by posting from a coach whilst listening to the soundtrack of Thunder Force 3 and then probably firing up Steam and playing a little Gridrunner Revolution or Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved.

Speaking of YouTube, since I’m away from my desk (and more specifically, the battered HP desktop with a half decent video card and Vegas Pro installed and all of the raw video files) for the best part of a there won’t be a post or associated video going up this coming Saturday. Sorry to my myriad fans who will doubtless be heartbroken…!

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