Year: 2015

December 17, 2015

Good grief. Just received a very pleasant email from the good folk at Intus Healthcare, who supply me with CPAP equipment for my sleep apneoa. Turns out that Google are hassling them over a link I have in my blog sidebar. They interpret the links…

December 12, 2015
December 7, 2015

I’m on holiday this week. There is going to be a little retail therapy, but I am also planning to make some more inroads in clearing out the junk. A while ago, my electric piano conked out, beyond my ability to repair (plus, this was…

November 26, 2015

Over the last couple of days, there have been a small but growing number of errors reported on disk one of my NAS (RAID 1, so mirrored). I wasn’t too concerned, as it didn’t look calamitous. I had a spare disk somewhere, I would fix…

October 26, 2015

Over the weekend, I’ve been playing with scoring some of my songs. It’s been on my to-do list for a very long time; although most of my songs exist as lyric or chord-sheets (more recently in chordpro format), very few of my songs have notes…

October 1, 2015

Since upgrading to an EOS 1100D, 2 years ago, my old Canon EOS 350D (Rebel XT) has been on the shelf. Pretty decent camera, but not worth enough to sell it. However, the price of specialist conversions have been coming down recently, and for 80…

September 11, 2015

In other news, I have also managed to pick up a nearly new Roland GR-S V-Guitar Space, at a bargain price. More toys for this boy. I’ve had a GR-33 Guitar Synth for some years, which I use with my Godin Synth Access guitars. The…

September 11, 2015

I’m almost embarrassed to admit this, but I’ve been shopping again for toys. I’m going through a fairly creative time at the moment, and have both been writing some new material and arranging other folk’s material. I’ve recently bought some new instruments that are challenging…

July 24, 2015

There was once a time – 15-20 years ago – when I was always fiddling with a computer in my spare time. I was heavily into Fidonet, and an early adopter of the internet. To my pride, I designed a little bit of software that…

July 13, 2015
June 18, 2015

When I was lured to Facebook, I fully intended to use it for trivial stuff and general comment, while keeping both this, my personal blog, and Food Adventure, my food blog, going. Not for the first time, I’ve found myself using FB to the exclusion…

May 11, 2015

I have a sleep apnea appointment in a week’s time, at Papworth. As a result, I have just downloaded data from my AutoPAP, to prove I remember how to do it – I will do it again the morning of my appointment. The geek factor…