Thursday 4 June 2015

Gotthard Base Tunnel

The Swiss have a history of timekeeping and with their trains its no different. So when everything everything was getting delayed they build a tunnel through the mountains. The Gotthard Base Tunnel is an incredible feat of engineering will allow trains to speed through the mountain unaffected by rain, wind, snow or ice.

As of December, the trains will traveling zoom through the world’s longest railway tunnel at up to 200 kilometres per hour. The 57-kilometre journey will take around 17 minutes.

The Swiss have created a special website for the tunnel

and produced a promo video which can be viewed at

Friday 29 May 2015

Got to have a bit of fun in life

Every since I was a child I've loved comics, but over the years its not been going to the comic store and buying comics or anthologies. I've been mainly looking at comics on the web. But as with music the access to the tools to make something doesn't mean its good and it harder and harder to cut through the chaff to find the wheat.

Some great examples of web comics are out there and made a name for themselves Nick Seluk series, Girl and Monkey and of course The Oatmeal  by Matthew Inman. But its always been a struggle to find new comics and remember where you found them, and as every supporting these creative people who spend so much of their time making wonderful work. I've bought books and plushies when they come out of the characters in the past.

So I was happy when I found Taptasic which connects readers with artists to showcase the best webcomics.

Discover new comics and artists, or publish your work and reach a larger audience. They have an app for Android and Apple Ios. This app lets you bookmark and subscribe to comics and also pings you when there is a new comic. But one of best aspects of the app is you can donate and help these web artist keep making content. So if you like comics check it out

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Accidentally stealing someone's identity

As you probably know I'm Kevin King and I've using the email address Revkev@major ISP for a long time now. But over the years it seems I've been accidental steal other peoples identities and I can't do anything about it.

This is starting to become a major problem as the volume of email traffic which is mis-send is growing. So it seems my email address very close to other peoples maybe with the additional number or letter. So people have been missing out these additions and  I have been accidentally getting sent other people email. You might at first think "whats the hassle?" just delete it and move on with your life.

Well there lies the rub, Everyday I get at least one email but because these are address to Rev Kev some of the details are very personal maybe asking for relationship advice, electricity company usernames or password, confirming a private or personal chat or even asking for help in time of grief for a relative. So I've always had to be polite or point out they emailed some very private information to the wrong person  and for them to check the email address and resent the message. But even when I do that they still keep on coming at regularity that I know its not going to stop. I did at one point think about setting up a blog called "This is not the Rev Kev you are looking for".

Which is when I read an article in the guardian the other day 
It really struck home that I've been doing the exact same thing all these years. I thought it was just me but no they are others out there to who are  accidentally stealing someone's identity without being about to do anything about it.

Dahab Video

Sometimes a picture tells the story of a thousand words! If I ever have to tell people why I love Dahab, Egypt. I can just show them this video. 
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.