Tuesday, 16 January 2018 07:14
Posted by Derek Halstead

Well what can I say?!?! It’s the last day of my road trip and what an amazing trip this has turned out to be!! Bear in mind this was not planned, I just went with the flow and the more I rode the more I enjoyed this beautiful country. I will most definitely do another […]

Monday, 15 January 2018 05:27
Posted by Derek Halstead

Coffs Harbour is one place I’ve heard so much about and have always wanted to visit, and I’m glad I did. Leaving Newcastle the weather was great and it seemed like a fairly good day for a ride. This was another long ride so I just wanted to get to my destination, but when you’re […]

Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:47
Posted by Derek Halstead

Canberra is the capital of the best country on the planet, Australia. It is where the politicians meet to govern and the city is where you find every government department and museum you can think of. It reminds a lot of America’s ‘Washington Mall’. On my way out of Canberra I took a couple of […]

Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:57
Posted by Derek Halstead

After the Great Ocean Road I returned to Melbourne the following day for three nights to relax and recover from the long trip. I decided to get some Asian food as the hotel I stayed at is in Melbourne’s Chinatown area. I had Michelin star street food from Singapore for $8.80 at Hawker Chan.It was […]

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 01:07
Posted by Derek Halstead

My day started at 5:30am with a coffee at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Melbourne and no brekkie. I thought I’d leave early to dodge the early morning traffic of people heading in to work and then stop in Torquay for a break! Bingo!! Worked well!! Hey I think being out on the road for […]

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 00:33
Posted by Derek Halstead

This unplanned last minute road trip just keeps getting better! My final destination – Melbourne 🙂👍 with one stop in Traralgon and one in Robinhood Victoria. The weather today was perfect for riding, it was cool with a top of 23 degrees celcius, the complete opposite of the previous day. Heading out of Bairnsdale at […]

Monday, 08 January 2018 19:20
Posted by Derek Halstead

Eden was very relaxing with beautiful views of the coast and rich history. But it’s a new day and its time to get moving! Today I ride to Bairnsdale which is a small town on my way to Melbourne. I will be staying at the Mitchell River Tavern. I’ve never stayed at a tavern before so […]

Saturday, 06 January 2018 20:28
Posted by Derek Halstead

It’s time to hit the road again after a very relaxing stay in Batemans Bay. I wasn’t sure if I should head to Canberra, the nation’s capital city and then on to the Snowy Mountains or carry on the coastal journey. Given that I’ve visited Canberra not too long ago and having done a fair […]

Thursday, 04 January 2018 19:12
Posted by Derek Halstead

Welcome to Batemans Bay!! To be honest I had absolutely no plans of staying in Batemans Bay, until I started to feel a little fluey after the ride from Sydney. I thought it would be best to stay an extra day and recover before heading on my merry way. The owners of The Bridge motel, Dave […]

Thursday, 04 January 2018 11:01
Posted by Derek Halstead

Thank you Sydney for an awesome day and awesome weather. Today it’s time to head to Batemans Bay along the sunny and picturesque NSW coast stopping in Woolongong, Scarborough, Royal National Park, Kiama, Nowra, Milton, Ulladulla and finally Batemans Bay. The weather was meant to be clear but once I got riding it was pretty […]

Thursday, 04 January 2018 08:02
Posted by Derek Halstead

  Finally I’m in Sydney and it is beautiful. It’s a huge city and very multicultural with mostly tourists from all over the world this time of the year. I started the day at the Vulcan hotel with a decent brekkie and then walked to Hyde park to join a group of tourists on a […]

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 18:14
Posted by Derek Halstead

Rise and shine!! 🙂 It’s time to leave the peace and quiet of Tamworth and head to big and bustling Sydney. The weather this morning was perfect for riding and I wanted to make the most of it, so with a hint of excitement I was up early ready to pack my bike and head […]

Monday, 01 January 2018 22:22
Posted by Derek Halstead

Heading in to Tamworth I couldn’t have been more excited. The owners at the retreat in Dorrigo suggested Tamworth because it was “lively with plenty of bars playing live music”. Unfortunately that is not what I experienced. I’m not sure if it was the time of the year or because it was the weekend but […]

Sunday, 31 December 2017 07:59
Posted by Derek Halstead

I checked the weather forecast for day 3 and no matter where I decided to ride to the weather Gods forecast rain. At the Mountain Lookout Retreat, the evening of day 2, the weather changed from warm to strong winds with clouds forming. My room was a single room with a sliding glass door and […]

Saturday, 30 December 2017 19:08
Posted by Derek Halstead

Day 2 didn’t get off to the best start as planned. The night before the owner of the Colonial Motel in Ballina suggested I park my Indian Chief Vintage motorcycle in his newly built garage for security reasons. He was right, it was a good idea, but then we got talking about motorcycles and I […]

Thursday, 28 December 2017 22:28
Posted by Derek Halstead

Finally the day has arrived!! Yes, my first ever motorcycle road trip on my Indian Chief Vintage across Australia 🙂 and what a beautiful day it was, the weather could not have been better. I was pretty excited the night before and hardly slept. I kept waking up to check the time. I made sure […]

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 15:29
Posted by Derek Halstead

You’ve just created a new site template and you’re now wondering if you could use the custom site template to create a new site collection using PowerShell.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:37
Posted by Derek Halstead

Learn to configure constrained kerberos delegation from Excel or PowerPivot in SharePoint 2013 to an external SQL Server in the same domain.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 09:51
Posted by Derek Halstead

Analysis Services TABULAR SQL Server Data Tools – How to Import Power Pivot Project

Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:07
Posted by Derek Halstead

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