Monthly Archives: April 2008

London Marathon 2008

It’s that time of year again…  I’m all registered and ready for the race tomorrow.  You can follow along on BBC1 (in the UK) and if you press red and watch the finish line between 1.30pm and 2pm, there is a small chance you could see me.

Alternatively, you should be able to track me on as runner 32399.  That also works on mobile phone browsers (that’s what the .mobi means).  The last attempt at this kind of thing by Orange ended in failure, so it will be interesting to see what happens.

As a reminder, if you would like to sponsor me, just click here.

Sony Ericsson P990 as GPRS Modem

My Sony Ericsson P990 is still going strong, and despite hankerings for a P1, I just can’t justify the cost when there’s no GPS inside.  I’m going to sit tight for Paris.

Last night I needed to use my P990 as a Bluetooth modem for my laptop, something I’ve done many times before.  Unfortunately, something had changed somewhere and whilst the connection was made, no data was received: problems!  After some googling and not finding anything referring to Orange UK, I stumbled on a Vodafone item that suggested trying *99***5# instead of the normal *99# calling string (‘5’ is called the CID).  After replacing the number with 1, 2, 3 & 4, 5 finally worked for me and the GPRS modem ran perfectly.  Today I’m so much happier with the phone than I was yesterday.  Small things, eh.

London Marathon 2008

Well, I’ve made it this far in the preparation with only a slightly injured foot (yep, always the foot). If you’d like to sponsor me for this Sunday’s race, head over to my sponsorship page.

Here’s something to track my sponsorship progress, apparently:

Depending if Hazel lets me borrow her phone, I may broadcast my location to the web as I run…