From the boy in the room Posts

September 21, 2017

A new forum for Pellet Grill users. Some really nice knowledgeable people, only too willing to give help and advice. www.pelletfan.com

September 18, 2017

More news of 360° video cameras.

I posted the other day about my excitement over the new Ricoh Theta V 4K/360° camera that has recently been released, and then my disappointment on reading about some of the details. This ultimately led to me cancelling my pre-order for the camera.

August 31, 2017
August 15, 2017

I’ve been using my Harmony hub with remote for a month now, and it has been extremely successful. I have it controlling my TV, my DVD player, my YouView box, my Fire TV Stick and my stereo. In the last month, I have had to…

July 20, 2017

It was while I was looking for potential better DNLA clients that I came across Plex. Plex is a server you set up yourself – either on a spare computer, or perhaps a Raspberry Pi, or even (with a paid subscription) on the cloud. From it, you can stream your music and video, with clients available for most platforms. My android phone has a client, my Windows 10 desktop has a client, both my Blu-Ray player and my Amazon Fire Stick will run it.

July 20, 2017

I started to write something about the home technology I am using to listen to music, then realised it presupposes a lot of stuff that I haven’t shared in detail. So before I write about where I am going, I’m going to write about where…

July 15, 2017

My new CPAP mask has arrived. It is one of a very different type that I am trying – the DreamWear FitPack Nasal Mask I’ve recently been having skin problems, particularly on my forehead, where my normal CPAP mask has a silicon pad to support…

July 14, 2017

Part of my haul from Amazon’s Prime Day was a Harmony Hub, which I picked up at a very good discount. I had previously purchased a Harmony remote, a year or so back, but it didn’t support the kit I thought it did, so it…

July 10, 2017

I sometimes go through periods where I am not reading a lot, where I either find it an effort to settle down with a book, or just don’t make the time to read. When this happens, I often think it is me, but I am…

April 16, 2017

I think it was in 2010 that I bought my current recliner. I was actually shopping for carpets in AFS, and they had it on display as a customer return. The salesman said the customer had bought a full suite, including the recliner, and then…

March 30, 2017

Oh dear, I seem to have done it again. I’ve been without a piano for over a year, now. My old Casio Celviano finally gave up the ghost, and ended up in a skip in December 2015. I didn’t miss it at first – it…

February 2, 2017

What the A2 does as well is join the Jongo Caskeid network, so music playing through one device can also play through the others, synchronously.