Year: 2013

March 1, 2013

Some of you more experienced guitarists may have come across this already (the really experienced guitarists may not need it!); but I recently acquired a Flexi-Capo, and I am having a lot of fun with it. It does the same kind of job as a…

February 25, 2013

Yesterday, I had friends round to play boardgames, and I planned to cook some burgers, as it is fairly effortless with the pellet grill, and doesn’t keep me away from the games table. Mindful of what I said on Saturday, I visited my butcher, only…

February 25, 2013

My last post hasn’t raised any comments here, but I know it has been read. In the last couple of days, I have been lectured twice in person. Once by a friend who explained to me how “organic” was all a con, and it had…

February 23, 2013

A month back I restarted my vegetable box, from the good people of Riverford Sacrewell. I stopped the box last year, simply because I was getting so much veg from my garden. I should have restarted it when my garden’s production ended, but I got…

February 19, 2013

I know I shouldn’t have, but I could not resist. Top Gun has been converted to 3D, and is currently showing in IMAX cinemas across the country. But when I saw it was also out on limited edition Blu-Ray, I knew I had to have…

February 16, 2013

A couple of weeks back, I posted about ordering some prescription RealD compatible glasses from Optics3D. RealD is the format used by many cinemas and most, if not all, makes of passive 3D TV. They arrived today, and I am impressed. First of all, the…

February 10, 2013

Having heard a track (”1957”) on some Radio 4 show or other, I ordered this album – Milo Greene by Milo Greene – pretty much on a whim. Just put it on to read to, and had to put the kindle down, as I wasn’t…

February 7, 2013

I mentioned earlier that NetFlix had produced a US remake of the British TV political drama “House of Cards”. For me, a great fan of both the original series, and the star of the remake, Kevin Spacey, it was going to be must-see TV. However,…

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…