Month: May 2012

May 29, 2012
May 26, 2012

Actually, just my peas. It’s a lovely day outside, so I have been spending some time in the garden. During the “wettest drought in UK history”, I must admit I’ve not been doing anything out there, or even thinking about it much. During my negligent…

May 26, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished Inverted World by Christopher Priest and gave it 5 stars http://t.co/RMY5E7Z

May 24, 2012

I cooked some ribs yesterday, and they were awful – nice flavour, but just too tough. I tried a couple and gave up on them. This may sound heretical for someone who plays with BBQ, but I am actually not a fan of ribs –…

May 23, 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/may/22/prisoners-right-to-vote-echr?newsfeed=true The European Court of Human Rights has reaffirmed its decision that the UK must comply with ruling that prisoners cannot be arbitarally disenfranchised. Of course, it means the comments section of the Daily Mail (and, surprisingly, The Guardian) are full of ravings about giving…

May 22, 2012

I have been playing with ifttt, which is a site that allows you to set up automated tasks across multiple resources and feeds. ifttt stands for “if this then that”. It is very easy to use. What I am using it for is to import…

May 22, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished Blood Music (Gollancz S.F.) by Greg Bear and gave it 5 stars http://t.co/WUDc5Qu Having finished BZRK yesterday (which I thorougly enjoyed), I was reminded of Blood Music somewhat, even though the books are vastly different. I had an immediate…

May 21, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished BZRK by Michael Grant and gave it 4 stars http://t.co/Ue9fbdW

May 19, 2012

I spent a little more time with the Bloggie 3D today, experimenting with settings. In my earlier post, I commented that my first test 3D video was a little shaky. I put this down to it being shot in a bit of a hurry, as…

May 18, 2012

I’ve been playing with Dropbox recently, which is a cloud service that allows you to easily share files between multiple computers and mobile phones. I know that some people have the opinion that Dropbox is not as secure as it claims, but I’ve read up…

May 16, 2012

South Kestevan, my district council, has a fairly good record for recycling; both of plastics/paper, and of garden waste and green kitchen waste. Up until this year, you could leave garden/kitchen waste for collection either by purchasing authorised bags (which cost 50p per bag), or…

May 10, 2012

I was walking around Tesco this lunchtime, when I saw it. Philadelphia cheese spread with Cadbury chocolate. In the same pot. Of course, I had to try it, and I can report… Well it’s horrible, no you don’t want it at all. Don’t even try…