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Green Mountain, Ascension IslandMy very first website came about by accident as we were making a family visit to Ascension Island in 1997 and there was very little on the web about the island at that time. In fact, there was not much information about anything on the web way back then.

When we got back I created a website with the pictures I had taken, and information I had gleaned whilst on the island, and the link above points to an updated version of that original site.


Seven year on we re-visited the island, and this time we took a notebook and a digital SLR to help us compile a daily diary for our Ascension Island visit in 2004/5 

We made our third and final visit to the island at Xmas 2006. An account of that 2006/7 Ascension Island visit when it took us three days between check in at Brize Norton and final take off from Manchester is also online. Afterwards we wondered if that is eligible for an entry in the Guinness World Records book as the longest airport delay ever.


Coloured (colored) hearing aidAt the back end of the 90's Lynda spent a considerable time and effort into studying, and gaining a M.Sc. whilst holding down a full time job. I felt it only right her thesis could gain a wider audience so we created a website for the contents of her thesis on Coloured hearing aids (or if you are from the USA that is Colored hearing aids) and that thesis is now available here   


The software section contains some hints and tips on the now arcane subject of IBM assembler, but which may still be of use to programmers new to mainframe assembler as the generation of programmers that originally wrote it are one by one picking up their bus passes and pensions. There is also an account of my experiences of the British Rail TOPS system, written in assembler, where I first started writing software for a living.


Finally, for good measure Lynda's Xmas recipes are here along a bit about my theatre experiences.



Les Smith

November 2019


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