From the boy in the room Posts

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.…

December 19, 2016

Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house Came the tap of a keyboard, the click of a mouse. My head it was hung with deep shame on my chest As I gazed at the cards to send, all unaddressed. Once more I…

December 14, 2016

My guitar playing friends sometimes play a game. They work out just how many guitars they own, laugh and shake their heads sadly, and admit that yes, that is quite enough, isn’t it. Then they go out and buy another one. I consider myself more…

December 13, 2016

But a game based on the old kid’s puppet show Thunderbirds? 50th Anniversary Edition? Surely that’s going to be dire, no?

Apparently not. It is designed by Matt Leacock, designer of Pandemic, and has some similarites. It also has some wonderful Thunderbirds-shaped playing pieces, and a 7.8 ranking on BoardGameGeek. Oh, and did I mention it was by Matt Leacock?…

December 1, 2016

Of all the things I have written, it seems I will be best remembered (in terms of songwriting) for 8 lines written in about 10 minutes one January afternoon, while I should have been working.…

November 17, 2016

Random observations regarding my sleep. I’ve got a sleep clinic appointment coming up next week, so this is currently on my mind. Sometimes I wake up early in the morning, and manage to roll over and go back to sleep. However, I find that the…

November 13, 2016

Todoist is a Task List (ToDo) organiser. It has a web page interface as well as Android and Apple apps. It is really easy to use, and allows you to categorise your tasks into separate projects. So, for example, these are my own projects: •…

October 19, 2016

Zoom H6 6-track and Rode NT2 microphone, all on a single microphone stand.

October 17, 2016

The Zoom H6 is a great handy 6-track recorder. It can be used stand-alone, or as an audio interface to a Windows PC, Mac, iPad and (undocumented) Android. Recordings made on it are easily digitally transferred to a PC or Mac, to be imported into…

October 17, 2016

Since getting my Ricoh Theta S, I have used various methods to display my images here. This is a post that brings together my currently recommended methods, to show folk using the same kit what can be done. Note that this WordPress blog is self-hosted,…