From the boy in the room Posts

October 9, 2017

Since buying my Tenor guitar, in 2015, I haven’t done much more than play around with it – certainly nothing serious. This is mainly because I found myself spoilt for choice in terms of tunings. “Standard” tuning is in fifths, CGDA, but they are also…

October 6, 2017

It’s always nice to learn something, even when it is something that you shouldn’t have to learn. For a while now I have been frustrated how my Kobo only shows series information on some books, but not others. The time it appears to work seems…

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…