Snakes alive!

It is not often one gets to see the UK’s only venomous snake species out in the wild. Jo and I were walking in the North Downs, in Kent’s Trosley Country Park, when we stumbled upon this little beauty lying in the path, probably waiting for a small mouse or lizard. It didn’t bargain for my boot, and was hissing and striking at it much better.

Fortunately I had my Panasonic Lumix TZ20 available and was able to take a short video and a few photos. I have since looked up the snake and it’s a Vipera Berus or Adder or Viper. Males are grey, whereas females are brown in colour. They all have a distinct “V” or “X” shaped marking on the head.  These snakes have vertically slit pupils, dorsal surface and flanks are indented and have zigzag stripes on the back, and the flanks usually have a row of dark oval spots.

The females get to about 75cm in length. This one was roughly 30cm. Check out this website for more detail on this snake.

Hello world from my Samsung Galaxy S2.

Bowen got a new smartphone recently and for a change it was not another Nokia. Instead I opted for the Samsung Galaxy S2 because it has a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, is super thin, weighs in at 116 grams and has a beautiful super AMOLED toughended Gorilla glass screen.

The SGS2 is an incredible device.


The above screenshot shows my current desktop in the middle of flick between screens. I have flashed my ROM and running Gingerbread v2.3.4. The ROM is called Lite’ning ROM v6.1 XXKH3 – Fast as lightning.

I am also running Launcher pro application, which is awesome add it allows horizontal views as well.