Month: May 2011

May 28, 2011

Had 4 of my board gaming buddies around today for an all day session of Android. It’s a wonderful but complex game, set in a “Blade Runner” type world. I was providing lunch, but I wanted something that I could prepare in advance, and require…

May 26, 2011

A couple of months back, I made a post about Santander. This will hopefully be the last post I ever make about them. A recap – having been a happy customer with National Girobank for most of my working life, when it got privatised and…

May 23, 2011

Greatly amused by this, by the Corrigan Brothers: http://youtu.be/HplZ_taHXLM “O’Leary, O’Reilly, O’Hare and O’Hara, There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama. From the old Blarney Stone, to the green hills of Tara, There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama.” Apparently, the song has…

May 21, 2011

About the same time that I bought my Kindle, I noticed the Wii Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock full band kit was being sold by Amazon for a ridulously low price of 60 quid. I ordered a copy, on the principle that even if I…

May 15, 2011

Yesterday was the first time I used my pellet grill to cater for my board-game group. It was the regular “Second Saturday” meet, and we had 11 people attend. I had planned to do just bangers and burgers, the usual fare, but instead of grilling,…

May 11, 2011

Is anyone else (who reads this) playing with Arduino? It’s a kind of open source electronics kit. I’ve just ordered the StartFun Inventor’s Kit to get me going, which is a heap of varied components together with an Arduino Uno controller – an easily programmable…

May 9, 2011

Upgrading to Firefox 4, I expected there to be a little pain, as I got used to any changes they made. But whose bright idea was it to reverse the order of “Open in a new tab” and “Open in a new window” when you…

May 7, 2011

Over a year ago, I promised that I would write up some instructions on how to use a sourdough starter. This was more difficult than I expected. It is one thing to know how to do something, it is quite another to explain it. As…

May 7, 2011

My first free weekend since I got back up on my feet again, and I had planned to use it to get the garden straight. And now it is raining, and looks to carry on like that for the rest of the day (and possibly…

May 5, 2011
May 5, 2011

I had a routine health checkup yesterday; more blood drawn to followup some previous tests, and general checking of blood pressure/weight and chat about diet. The nurse asked me if anyone at the surgery had ever measured my height. I have been going there 10…

May 3, 2011