Azure Windows Server in-place upgrade option to Keep files, settings, and apps is disabled - a solution

I was trying and failing to upgrade an Azure VM Windows Server 2019 using these instructions: and running PS command .\setup.exe /auto upgrade /dynamicupdate disable and selecting Windows Server 2022 Datacentre as the version I wanted to install... read more

Changing blog URLs in cloudscribe SimpleContent, and a handy link checker

I’ve been making some systematic improvements to URLs in the Peter Tranchell website. This website is built using cloudscribe and in particular cloudscribe SimpleContentMost of the specific information about works of music and writing are published using the ‘blog’ tool, which lends itself to searching by categories, dates etc. In fact the site... read more

Advent Carols at St Luke's Chelsea

Links to recordings - to be taken offline again very soon! Ireland: Adam lay ybounden Ireland: Adam lay ybounden Goldschmidt: A tender shoot Goldschmidt: A tender shoot Carini: A(nother) tender shoot Carini: A tender shoot White: Christe qui lux et es dies Tavener: Hymn to the mother of... read more

When 'This site can’t provide a secure connection' - how to access ReadyNAS Duo v2 Admin Page

New PC… Windows 11… setting everything up… cannot access my NAS!! It’s a Netgear ReadyNas2, and I’m certainly not ready to consign it to the scrapheap just yet, thanks! (2.7TB of storage in a RAID configuration for safety). The admin page is accessed at an address like (often accessed by clicking the “Admin Page” ... read more

Llanbedr to Blaenavon Race, 2004

Added here for posterity, after I rediscovered it on Westies' site: Where were you Chris Upson? You said you’d be here! Knowing how much you like a sound thrashing, I ignored my pulled hamstring and cracked rib (yes the price of Pen Cerrig Calch), and entered Llanbedr to Blaenavon (15m,... read more

Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon 2003: St Johns in the Vale

Damon sent me this write-up, which I am posting here for posterity. I expect it is on the Westerlands CCC website too, but I couldn't find it. Runner, Why do you Run? This was the title of a Boat-Race write-up exquisitely crafted by Chris Menhennet a few years back. It's a question that occurred to me several times over the first weekend... read more

Erskine Bridge Cross, 28 April 2001

A report from the Westerlands CCC website, possibly by Dave Calder, re-posted here for posterity. I think this was my first "long run" (apart from crazily running the Canterbury Marathon as a 16-year old schoolboy!) after starting to do a bit of fell running in 2000. Five hardy souls braved balmy sunshine and a gentle breeze on Saturday April ... read more

The Belfast Marathon - a good walk soiled

A report by Damon Rodwell, dating from May 2001, re-posted here for posterity. This was my first marathon (discounting the one I did a few days after my 16th birthday in Canterbury!). Mark my words – that Crispin lad will go places. [Wales wasn’t quite what I had in mind when I wrote this!] I somehow managed to talk him into accompanying... read more

Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon 2005: Ennerdale

A brief write-up by Chris Upson, re-posted here for posterity. I joined Crispin as a last minute replacement for Damon Rodwell in the Scafell Class. We failed to match Damon and Crispin’s usual high standard of finishing 2nd, but managed a 3rd place despite a few dithery moments trying to find checkpoints. The 4th team very nearly caught us... read more

Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon 2004: Coniston

An account by Damon Rodwell, copied here for posterity from A strange feeling of deja vu surrounded this year’s Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon, based around Coniston on July 3rd and 4th. Once again, Crispin and I had teamed up at the last minute (the Friday afternoon!).... read more