From the boy in the room Posts

June 24, 2016

Although I have had a Roberts Stream 93i radio for well over a year before buying one for my office, I am now using it a lot more for streaming from my NAS. I ran into a puzzle where it appeared to *sometimes* be ignoring…

April 27, 2016

A combination of changes at YouTube and Ricoh’s new video driver (UVC Blender) now means that it is straightforward to stream 360° video live. I’ve experimented a little with it, and am not yet sure if it is good enough for what I want to…

April 23, 2016

My new table arrived in the week, and has spent the last few days lying on the floor. I did the necessary assembly – attaching the legs with bolts – but being solid oak it was just too big for me to turn over by…

April 20, 2016

I love my Theta S camera, but I found when using it on a pole, it was a bit of a handful to hold that steady and get out my phone to trigger the picture. Moreover the frustration of having to log on to the…

April 16, 2016

As those of you who have met me know, I am a big chap. Getting clothes my size – as it happens, I have no problem getting shirts to fit me; several high street shops do shirts and fleeces that fit me, and bigger. For…

April 11, 2016

More 360° nonsense for those of you not yet bored. This is getting surreal. Checking on what was up on HugVR today, I found the Canadian chap I was talking to last night experimenting with another guy in England, attempting a two way VR hookup.…

April 10, 2016

Last night, long past my sensible bedtime, I found myself chatting to a chap in Canada who was broadcasting his lounge in 360°, on hugvr.com. Hugvr is still in Beta, but is a site for live streaming 360° video. I’ve taken to checking it out…

March 28, 2016

Wanting some short comedy before bedtime last night, I discovered “Laid” on Netflix, which proved to be so delightful, I spent the next 2 hours binge-watching it. It is an Australian comedy about a woman who discovers that a several of her past lovers have…

March 8, 2016

Last week I wrote about the exorbitant price of CPAP masks, and sourcing cheaper options. Having tried my new mask for a few nights, I declared it a success, and decided to buy a couple more, to put away. However, by this time, the eBay…

March 2, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, my CPAP mask broke unexpectedly. Having said that, it is something I wear every night, and it is subject to being squashed between my face and a pillow quite often, so it is going to break sooner or later. I…

February 27, 2016

WordPress plugins are additional bits of software that can be installed to work with WordPress. There are many kinds of plugins – some change radically how WordPress behaves, others simply add or expand functionality. You don’t need to be a programmer to use plugins –…

February 25, 2016

I’m experimenting with a new theme, as the old blog is looking a bit old and tired. This one, Tracks, is certainly different. I’ll try to leave it for a couple of weeks, to see if it grows on me.