Month: January 2013

January 30, 2013

Once expensive, prescription lens 3D Glasses are now fairly reasonable – I have just purchased a basic pair (RealD 3D only), for 50 quid, from Optics3D. RealD is what my local cinema uses, and is also compatible with my passive screen 3D TV. This probably…

January 29, 2013

As I mentioned earlier, I have been catching up on Damages on NetFlix. I had seen the first two seasons, and all but the final episode of the third, but had missed the fourth or fifth. I’ve been fair speeding through it, at an unhealthy…

January 27, 2013

When I had my lounge decorated in 2011, one of the first things I had to do was pack away all my DVDs and CDs that took up two walls. They got packed into an assortment of boxes. The new lounge doesn’t have the same…

January 21, 2013

Over the years, there have been various methods to help astronomers find their way around the skies. The first is simple – learn the skies. Many people use setting circles, which is a mechanical method of disks marked with right ascension and declination coordinates, that…

January 21, 2013

As I was writing what will become my next post – Simple “push-to” telescope system, I realised I hadn’t ever mentioned my telescopes here. This is mainly because, although I have 3 telescopes, I don’t do anything that serious with them, just use them for…

January 18, 2013

In Tesco’s cafe, I was asked if I wanted anything on my burger. “Yes”, I said, “How about a quid each way?”

January 18, 2013

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times, I took out a free month of NetFlix, and then decided to keep it on for a while. The first attraction was watching the first 3 series of “Warehouse 13” (the 4th series isn’t available yet), numerous films…

January 11, 2013

I’m just going out to collect a new eBay purchase: This is a coffee table that converts into a full height dining table, about 3.5′ x 4.5′ – slightly smaller than my oval dining table, but perfectly usable. The idea is to have another table…

January 8, 2013
January 5, 2013

Last year, I caught an episode of a TV Miniseries, and it looked interesting. I never did see the whole thing, but it did cause me to check out the book it was based on. It has since sat on my Kindle, until just before…