Welcome to the home of Jonathan Jones. A software professional who likes to take photos and review things living in Switzerland.
My second trip report to Edinburgh - this time it was for the mini zookeeper experience at Edinburgh Zoo, a visit to Edinburgh Castle and the adjacent Camera Obscura. Edinburgh really loses none of its appeal over time and is a must visit.Monday, November 13, 2023
Tobermory was the filming location for the Balamory children’s TV show. We visited for one week to find the Balamory houses, enjoy some great food and take in all of the wonderful nature and wildlife on Scotland’s Isle of Mull.Sunday, September 10, 2023
Three night trip review of London - including afternoon tea at Claridges, Buckingham palace summer opening, Chinatown dumplings and a great boat trip down the Thames with the Thames Clipper / Uber boat.Saturday, August 26, 2023
Prepare to be transported back in time as I delve into one of my all-time favorite books from my teenage years: The Rough Guide 2.0: The Internet & World Wide Web.Saturday, June 10, 2023
An overview of how I migrated planetjones.co.uk to planetjones.net including a custom Hugo theme using Bootstrap, rendering my out of ten reviews from Notion and publishing automatically using Github Actions.Wednesday, May 3, 2023
App Engine. Google Cloud Functions. And now the pinnacle: Google Cloud Run. Here I build a container running (thanks to GraalVM) a natively compiled Micronaut framework application on Google’s latest serverless for containers offering called Cloud Run.Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Everyone is talking cloud native. Spring might not be the newest kid on the block, but Spring Cloud Data Flow holds bags of promise. Here I give an introduction to Spring Cloud Data Flow and write my first Cloud Task.Wednesday, November 7, 2018
A winter weekend break to Copenhagen - home of the Little Mermaid and many fantastic restaurants.Monday, February 29, 2016
With ten days to enjoy Spain we eventually succeeded in buying a Renfe Spain pass and made our way to Madrid and Seville.Saturday, October 31, 2015
A 60 hour visit to Edinburgh, our old hunting ground during the August festival season.Monday, September 7, 2015
A visit to London was long overdue - so we headed for 72 hours of sightseeing, tourist attractions and to stuff our faces full of food!Saturday, November 22, 2014
Many websites / internet services are now offering their content in local languages - but the way this internationalization is implemented can cause frustration and annoyance to those whose only language is English.Sunday, April 27, 2014
Very interesting and its long run-time flew by. It seems there are many historical inaccuracies in the movie, but the acting by Joaquin Phoenix is as authentic as it gets.
Not sure this breaks any new ground, but it presents (maybe sometimes one-sided) the research around flow state, how the modern world is affecting our concentration and delves into topics like ADHD.
I had heard good things and it didn’t disapppoint. Characters are engaging and story is well constructed.
The first Harlan Coben series I have watched on Netflix. I won’t rush to watch another. The ending was good, but it was a long and often plot holed path to get to it.
A fantastical movie with a feel good story and great leading performance. It doesn‘t enchant and engross as much as the Gene Wilder original, but it‘s fun and nice.
I was in the mood for some science fiction and this more than fitted the bill. A well crafted, beautifully shot movie held together by a greatly cast Paul Atreides.