Month: July 2013

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…

July 24, 2013

I keep trying to whittle the boardgame collection down, getting rid of stuff that I don’t play. For this reason, I was quite pleased to trade Cowboys: The Way of a Gun – a game that looked interesting, but never made the table – for…

July 23, 2013

I have been with TalkTalk for some time, but on their business service, rather than their domestic one. This meant I missed the boat a year ago, when they handed out free YouView boxes – I bought mine instead. But this year, they announced that…

July 21, 2013

I’ve got an appointment at my sleep clinic next week, so I thought I’d better download the data from my CPAP machine. Last time I did this was before my desktop got replaced with a Windows 7 64-bit machine, so I was hoping not to…

July 20, 2013

An overcast day today, and so excellent for going out for a bit of a walk. Ferry Meadows called once again, and I extended my regular walk around another one of the lakes. Treated myself to a toastie and a cappuccino in the cafe there,…

July 14, 2013

Yesterday I had friends round for boardgaming. It was a good session – some people came and went during the day, but we averaged 9 bodies. It was a sweltering day; we largely managed to keep cool in the house, but when we broke for…

July 3, 2013

In the past, I have played quite a bit of the game Diplomacy, both face-to-face, by email, and by web. One of the appeals of online games is that you are normally anonymised, which means people don’t bring any baggage to the game about how…