Year: 2013

December 23, 2013

Back home with the holiday’s booze (both for home, and to take with me to friends). After which, I belatedly look up whether I am actually allowed to drink with my new meds. Bottom line – I am ok, as long as I am sensible,…

December 12, 2013

I’ve written about Justin Sandercoe before, who has several hundred excellent guitar tutorials up on Youtube. To my delight, he has now started a series of ukulele lessons as well. And by the looks of things, he can really play the uke, too. So if…

November 23, 2013

I wrote in September about getting Multicast working, this being required for TV over IP channels. Having proved it worked, I then forgot about it, as the only such channel I can currently get is Sky, which I am not interested in. I just wanted…

November 7, 2013

I’ve now been using my WorkFit-S sit/stand desk for a couple of weeks, and it is going well. Most of the publicity shots and videos show this kind of thing plumped in the middle of the desk – that doesn’t make any sense to me.…

October 18, 2013

As I have mentioned on Facebook, I have been suffering from lower back pain for the last month or so. I thought it was easing off, and cut back on my medication, but I was wrong. Having just seen the doctor again, she reckoned that…

September 13, 2013

With my regular walking places being Ferry Meadows (Nene Park) and Bourne Woods, I sometimes forget I have Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve practically on my doorstep. 180 acres of flooded gravel pits is not easily missed; but it is primarily a nature reserve, and only…

September 6, 2013

Here and here I spoke about Multicast, and needing a new router to make it work. The new router arrived in July, but initial attempt to get VPN working to my office with a suitable encryption failed. All I had to do was tinker with…

September 1, 2013

Last weekend, my old Hotpoint washing machine broke down. As I have had it for a good few years, and as it seemed to be eating more money, I decided to spring for a new machine. After a bit of research I settled on an…

September 1, 2013

It is amazing how sometimes you have technology in your possession and don’t realise it. I recently spotted this youtube video, which is quite amusing. Of course, the totally impractical cube is a joke, and part of a viral ad for Samsung’s new Galaxy NX…

August 21, 2013

I’ve just watched the film Argo. When I first heard of the story, I wanted to see the film, due to its slight connection to genre, and one of my favourite books, Zelazny’s Lord Of Light. I knew the book wasn’t even mentioned in the…

August 7, 2013

I’ve been trying to do some stuff with photography and video. The former being mainly attempts at food photography, the latter some basic music videos for YouTube. The photography thing is a long-term thing – I haven’t done much serious photography, and food photography is…

July 27, 2013

I mentioned that I had bid on a new Vigor router, to let me use all the facilities of my new TalkTalk YouView box. It arrived today, and I immediately spotted something wrong. Checking the listing, I could see it was my mistake, and not…