Bats, yes, the mammal
Family & friends
Some of my better photographs
The Whelans' Genealogy Forum
Some friends sites
Nick works on, and is interested in the railways
You'll find that there's a totally new from the ground up steam engine being built in Darlington
Many more useful URL's courtesy of Dan GM3SUZ
Have a look at Nick's other main love, bats. The Bat Conservation Trust
I you have photographs of rare British Wildlife, ARKive would love to hear from you. There is no way I can do them justice here, so you will need to look at the site.
Why not have a look at our other main love, cats. The Cats Protection League
We're Radio Amateurs, here's a good web site for info and lots of links.
A friend made a Low Tech 2 Meter QRM Cure
Nick suffers with Psoriasis
Links of local interest
I have lived in this part of the world for most of my life, and am beginning to get a great interest in local history. My sister found a very old page of a newspaper, which is a very interesting tale about some of the local area and some of the characters as well as having a good moral to the tale. Enough of the introduction, why not have a read of "The Wraith of Little Smeaton"
Have a look at our favourite newspaper The Northern Echo
and another local paper The Yorkshire Post
Our local Government council, North Yorkshire
And our local District council, Hambleton District council
Things to do in The Yorkshire Dales, Herriot country
A good local brewery, we might be biased knowing The man ;-)
Our other favourite drink ;-)
Gromitt, have you seen the Wensleydale cheese? asked Wallace
MS Windows & other computing links
You will find all sorts of information on how to cure Windows problems here !
A FREEware application that allows you to assign hot keys to the Winkey
If you've ever wondered what a file suffix does, you'll probably find it here
PaintShopPro tips and tricks
The FAQ for the best news group reader about
If you don't think you're getting enough emails, try this :-) It's a wonderful source of info and forums about just about anything.
Here you'll find out all about your Motherboard and BIOS, you will need the number that flashes up at the bottom of the screen when you first turn the machine on, I know it's HUGE, the only way to get all of it is, to be VERY ready to press the Pause button, - top right of most keyboards, - as soon as you see it, then write it down.......GL !
Virus fix links
There are times when people send out an email telling you to delete a file on your computer because the virus scan software companies don't know about this virus, this is an hoax and should be ignored !
Just think about it, would your virus definition files not have been updated?
The best thing to do if you are worried about it is, put the name of the file you are being told to delete into a search engine, - the best at the moment is Google and see what links are returned........
The best place to search for information on virus'
Here are a few of the more major fixes you'll need........
Here you'll find out all about and how to get rid of the Happy99 virus
You can also download a KAK virus fixer from Symantec/Norton. Save to your hard drive and run it.....
And here you'll find out all about the BIOS killer CIH virus
Links that might be of interest
This site lists all the latest environmental news for GB, updated weekly
Here you'll find the most wonderful paintings of airplanes :)
We Brits are obsessed with the weather :)
This will show you the most up to date weather at a major airfield near to you, world wide
And when the weather's good, a spot of messing about on the canals is nice :-)
Or if you would rather stay in a building, you should find here the best source of places to stay in GB that I have yet found
This is the most fascinating site, shows you the World from space
NASA, the most fantastic pictures
Lots of stuff about the Hubble Telescope and via links in or the latest info from here and pictures from here
Do you like the idea of being the person to find evidence of aliens life? Here you'll find a screensaver that might give you the opportunity?
And you can help find a cure for Cancer and some other things
Take a break from driving long distances, plan a rail journey round Britain and see things from the passenger seat - also there are pages for all other railway info like problems and delays
Or even do the same in Europe:)
Neither of us do sport, though Nick used to fence:)
The UK Patents Office, you won't believe the stuff that can be found here
Her Majesty's Stationery Office you won't believe the stuff that can be found here either
A wonderfully easy to use search engine, that'll search for what you want using a plain text phrase :-)
I bet you have a question about something, try asking it here and you'll probably find the answer