Month: July 2011

July 19, 2011

I’ve been flicking through the Science Fiction in Amazon’s Kindle Summer Sale. With many books reduced to 99p, it had to be worth a look. Fortunately, even at that price, I had the sense to read samples first, and a lot of stuff got rejected…

July 11, 2011

Saturday was the usual monthly gathering of local boardgamers, and I was cooking BBQ for a dozen people, not including myself. I was going to put chicken, burger and bangers all on slow smoke for a couple of hours, so we could break when we…

July 8, 2011

In the wake of the announcement today that the News of the World is to close this weekend, and amid rumours that once the dust dies down, the Murdoch empire will launch the Sun on Sunday as a replacement; it now emerges that an unknown…

July 7, 2011

I haven’t done that much on my Barbduino BBQ Controller project for about a month. No good reason, other than simply doing other stuff. After hesitating over how the device is going to connect to the outside world, I decided to abandon the idea of…

July 5, 2011

For some time, now, we have been admonished not to use disposable plastic carrier bags. The supermarkets’ response to this has been to come out with a range of inexpensive multiple use bags (some of which are really nice – I like the classic Tesco…

July 2, 2011

Listening to an interesting programme on Radio 4, featuring Terence Blacker, and it led me to this video of one of the songs featured. Far too close for comfort!