Wednesday 23 July 2008

Local website about the Furness area

Whilst I am covering the mid morning show then maybe you want to while away a feww hours looking at a site dedicated to the Furness peninsula and it has a very busy message forum as well as over 2000 photos of Barrow and the area dating from mid 19th century to modern day and is updated regularly.

The site is at and whilst you're at it have a look at which is a history of every pub and hotyel that has ever stood in Barrow In Furness

And why am I giving you these two sites to look at..... Two reasons....

They're local to the Furness Area
They are both my own work.

You guessed it. I am the author, creator and webmaster of them both.

Tuesday 22 July 2008

GPS Speed Sentry

If you are missing the website reviews whilst i`m temporarily on the daytime program I can recommend this website which i reviewed on the late show not too long ago. is the site you need if you dont want to get caught by a speed camera again. Not only that but the software will give you all sorts of other information such as your height above sea level as well as calcualte your milage, average speed top speed etc etc and dislay it all on the screen of your GPS unit.

been caught speeding lately? sick of getting points deducted? tired of donating your money to the government money making scams that are termed "safety cameras"?

tchart development does not endorse driving at excessive speed but like many we have been nabbed going slightly over the speed limit. gps speed sentry was developed to provide a subtle warning mechanism that you are exceeding the speed limit. this is particularly helpful on those long road trips when you should be watching the road and not your speedometer.

gps speed sentry is more than just a gps enabled speed monitor/car computer. it monitors your current speed and warns you when you are near or go over one of 6 user defined speed limits, the latest version of the software can also provide warnings about approaching speed cameras.

it also allows you to view other gps derived information on a series of displays. other information includes current/top/average speed, a trip meter, an odometer, elevation, position, bearing and much more.

The information displayed by gps speed sentry includes;
- current speed (in knots, mph or km/hr)
- average speed
- top speed
- trip meter
- odometer
- 3d compass view also shows bearing and direction
- speed graph also shows current speed limit
- elevation graph
- current latitude and longitude coordinates (in various formats)
- number of satellites locked & in view
- satellite sky plot
- satellite reception bars
- gps fix type (fix/no fix/2d/3d)
- data validity
coordinated universal time (utc) date/time & local date/time
- ordnance survey great britain grid reference
- maidenhead grid locator

Go check it out and try the software and if you like it then you can register it

Thursday 17 July 2008

Long Awkward Pause

Last website review of the day for a couple of week and a break from the late show as I am temporarily on the move covering Murfs lunchtime show from 10am til 2pm.

You know what’s like, a friend points their camera in your direction and asks you to say “cheese”. So you fix a grin on your face and wait for them to press the button, hoping that they’ll make it snappy so your face doesn’t go stiff. reveals what happens when that friend doesn’t take the picture and just leaves your sitting there gurning. It’s cruel but funny!

Wednesday 16 July 2008

Women Republic is dedicated to everything a woman needs to know. This site holds information on a huge range of topics including travel, health, relationships and dieting. Their aim is to provide honest help and advice for women of all ages and positions in life.

Tuesday 15 July 2008

Mistakes And Errors

Bob Monkhouse famously said ‘We all make mistakes. That’s why they put rubbers at the end of pencils’. But if you like to laugh at other people’s mistakes, visit This site holds hundreds of mistakes that broadsheets have made and the retractions they’ve had to make.

Thursday 10 July 2008

Cheap And Cheerful

Its a great time to start planning your holidays. And if you’re planning a trip to Europe, you need This handy site has hundreds of events for you to enjoy for less than 25 euros. it’s great for any one who’s travelling on a budget.

Wednesday 9 July 2008


I do not know about you, but I usually think of important things I need to remember to do when I am out taking a walk, or on the train, or basically anywhere that it is really inconvenient to make a note or leap into action.

That is why is a big hit with me. ReQall is the site that offers to be your constant companion and memory jogger, so you need never forget anything ever again.

Once you have registered, click the link to settings at the top to set up the various sections, including your notification preferences about how and when you want to receive reminders.

The idea is you input anything you want to be reminded about like birthdays, shopping lists, deadlines for work etc. The website's clever software recognises certain keywords, such as "buy" and automatically adds the reminder to the right section, like the shopping list.

You can share your ReQall database with other users, giving you the chance to gently remind your other half to pick up milk on the way home from work without seeming like you are nagging.

But it is for users in the UK, US and Canada that the site really comes into its own. Here you are offered toll free numbers to call so you can add notes while you are out and about, and they are converted to text and stored in your database as well as sent back to you by text.

You can add up to five telephone numbers linked to your account and there is even the option to put in a pin number if you need to use another number like a telephone box.

Tuesday 8 July 2008

Online Radio

Tonights website review is about listening to the radio online is very common these days but it can be quite consuming trying to search for your favourite on the net or you don’t even know where to begin. Take a look at as it contains just about every station in the uk and you can search and listen just by clicking on a link on the site. Even Abbey FM is there so you have no excuse for not listening to the late show anymore.

Monday 7 July 2008

Planet SciCast

If you had told me that science can be fun when I was in school I would not have believed you, but when I was in school there were not websites like this to enjoy.

Take a look at as here you will find films and experiments on all things scientific.

The interesting thing about the content here is it has been submitted by users of the site, so it is really varied and often very entertaining, such as the young lad making a turboturd out of sulphuric acid and sugar.

To navigate, use the panel on the left. If you think you have the talent to contribute to the site take a look at About SciCast. There is even a competition running at the moment which you can find more about on Submit Film.

As well as the videos, there are some great experiments you can try yourself. All experiments come with an illustrated step-by-step guide, so give in to your curiosity and expand your mind. And obviously make sure youngsters are properly supervised.

Thursday 3 July 2008

The Compulsive Traveller

The site's mission statement reads "Travel video stories from 65 countries that inform, educate and entertain", and they certainly do that.

Take a look at it at

As well as being well filmed and edited they feature some really interesting content that sits somewhere between travelogue and historical or natural world documentary.

A featured country is displayed on the opening page, just click the arrow to play the top film and there are links to further films from that country laid out below.

Click People, Places or Categories to link to the various ways you can browse the site's content. Clicking All Videos at the top will bring up a huge page of thumbnails linking to every film in the archive.

Now all you have to do is make a cup of tea and sit back and enjoy.
Travel without the jabs, long flights or airport delays. It is enough to make you compulsive about it.

Wednesday 2 July 2008

No Smoking

This website is aimed at no smoking day and wants to reduce the 3.5 million deaths caused by smoking each year. is a website that doesn’t preach or tell you what to think but they do give you the hard facts about what tobacco does to your body. For more information visit your local G.P.

Tuesday 1 July 2008

Am I Right?

If you’re a fan of strange jingles and misheard lyrics take a look at

This online music forum holds a large collection of funny albums and song parodies for you to laugh out loud and sing along to. To put it simply: any silly song is welcome here