Tag: gadgets

July 20, 2017

It was while I was looking for potential better DNLA clients that I came across Plex. Plex is a server you set up yourself – either on a spare computer, or perhaps a Raspberry Pi, or even (with a paid subscription) on the cloud. From it, you can stream your music and video, with clients available for most platforms. My android phone has a client, my Windows 10 desktop has a client, both my Blu-Ray player and my Amazon Fire Stick will run it.

July 20, 2017

I started to write something about the home technology I am using to listen to music, then realised it presupposes a lot of stuff that I haven’t shared in detail. So before I write about where I am going, I’m going to write about where…

March 30, 2017

Oh dear, I seem to have done it again. I’ve been without a piano for over a year, now. My old Casio Celviano finally gave up the ghost, and ended up in a skip in December 2015. I didn’t miss it at first – it…

February 2, 2017

What the A2 does as well is join the Jongo Caskeid network, so music playing through one device can also play through the others, synchronously.

October 19, 2016

Zoom H6 6-track and Rode NT2 microphone, all on a single microphone stand.

October 17, 2016

The Zoom H6 is a great handy 6-track recorder. It can be used stand-alone, or as an audio interface to a Windows PC, Mac, iPad and (undocumented) Android. Recordings made on it are easily digitally transferred to a PC or Mac, to be imported into…

October 12, 2016

My 8″ has recently gone to a very good home, so I can now concentrate on using the 4.5″. This has distinct advantages – my garden table is shaded from the surrounding light (but still has a good area of visible sky), and it can be carried with one hand, so if I want to throw it in the car and go somewhere else, it is easy.

September 24, 2016

At the end of August I bought a Garmin Forerunner 235 watch, to replace my Fitbit. It was somewhat of an impulse buy (who, me?), but I am completely satisfied with it.

September 21, 2016

As some of you will know, I am overweight. As such, I have fat wrists. Actually, they don’t seem that big, in proportion to my arms, but they are big enough to cause the eternal watchstrap problem. When I was using my Fitbit Flex, it…

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 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…