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The Activity Workshop aims to provide a source of information for a wide variety of activities from the strenuous to the not-so-strenuous.

Air
Skydiving - plummeting towards the Earth without a safety net
Helicopter flying - zooming, hovering and swooping
Paragliding - floating silently, high above the scenery
Gliding - soaring and roaring through invisible airscapes
Indoor
Puzzles & Games - test your logic skills or just wage war
Electronics - construct kits and build your own gadgets
Language - ponder languages or test your foreign vocabulary
Land
Mountain Boarding - offroad skateboards for airborne excitement
Lacrosse - two teams, two goals, armour, helmets, and funny stick things.
Land Yachting - wind-powered racing on 3 (or sometimes 2) wheels
Hiking - breathing the fresh mountain air, basking in the scenery
Website news:
the Translatinator for helping with translations of GpsPrune & Murmeli;  development of Murmeli for encrypted friend-to-friend messaging;  sensors with the raspberry pi, including an accelerometer and a 3D gesture sensor;  a new birthday reminder called Oops, Forgot;  two new Firefox addons called TheCoordinator and MmaBlindfold;  version 22.2 of the GpsPrune application and its user guide, together with some metrics
Snow & Water
Snowboarding - floating on frozen surf, riding mountain-sized waves
Windsurfing - tacking, jibing and racing like the wind
Wakeboarding - Carving real waves with boat power
Ski touring - Skiing uphill away from the crowds
Canoeing - Riding the white water on inflatable kayaks
Other
GPS - all GPS-related stuff including GPS experiments and coordinate files
Software - free software to download and play with
Books - a small but hopefully growing selection of ebooks

Whether you need a rush of death-defying adrenaline, a relaxing unwind from the world, or something inbetween, there should be something for you here!

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Simply select your activity level from one of the categories to get started, or use the box below to search the site using DuckDuckGo.

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Quote: "I will be leaving soon with my head held high ... and I am also proud of the leadership that I have given." — what a characteristically disgraceful lack of awareness. <sigh>

Incompetent: The Health Secretary of the United Kingdom is SO incompetent and clueless, that she thinks it's a good idea to hand out leftover prescription antibiotics to friends! Plural! <sigh>

Incompetent: The new Home Secretary (sacked for a massive 6 days before being rehired) doesn't have a clue about security breaches and doesn't care. Meanwhile, Matt Hancock draws an MP's salary for parading on television as a celebrity instead of doing his job. And of course 'Alex' dePfeffel who is also drawing his MP salary while abroad chasing well-paid speaking engagements. <sigh>

Company culture: To all those who thought changing a company's culture was hard, yet again Elon proves the doubters wrong. It is indeed possible to radically change the culture and atmosphere in a company, even one with thousands of employees, in just a few short, chaotic weeks! And on that subject, if you want to receive harmful misinformation about vaccines, please join Twitter. If you're an advertiser who wishes to be associated with harmful misinformation about vaccines, please give Twitter your money.

Price of beer at a middle eastern world cup: Sorry, don't care at all.

Brexit: Funny how the arguments have changed from "there will be no downside", "we will all be much better off", "an extra £350m per week for the NHS" to the currently trending "I always said there would be a cost", "everyone knew there would be a price to pay", "the upsides obviously will take much longer to appear". And beautifully that a "Swiss-style" agreement (which an unknown number of people believed would be the outcome of their voting for Brexit) would be an "unacceptable BETRAYAL" of Brexit. In their frenzied eyes it's only not a 'betrayal' if it's exactly what the extremist 5% of the people voted for.

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