Filklore Posts

July 1, 2021

For some reason, this memory came to mind today. It was something that gave me confidence in sticking up for myself, and not taking the easy quiet life. After university, my first real job was as a reinsurance statistician. Our office was on London Bridge,…

June 30, 2021
February 17, 2021

I’m sure I could be doing better things with my spare time, but I have had great fun diving down the rabbit hole of Calibre, the ebook library software.

February 15, 2021
February 5, 2021

There is a park in my little town, within about half a mile of my front door, that I had never visited. Just off Church Street, set back behind the houses.

In fact, until 2 years ago, when I saw it mentioned in a councillor’s blog, I didn’t even know it existed.

November 30, 2020

There aren’t than many pictures from official sources that shows the Oculus Quest 2 with its original strap. One might almost think they are ashamed of it. The Oculus Go came with a fabric strap that was pretty good; it split into two bands that…

October 21, 2020

But Eufy also do little cameras, quite similar to my Netvue. I read the Amazon reviews, and they seemed decent, so I bought 3 – two pan-tilt and one fixed, to replace my old Netvue cameras. They arrived today, and while better than the Netvue, they aren’t by much. Still buffering, also prone to freezing – both the app and Alexa feed. And when I view it via my Echo Show screen, it always starts with a loud repetitive beat (not feedback), and 50% of the time doesn’t load at all.

October 18, 2020

At the end of last year, I signed up for a Kickstarter for a hand held instrument called Orba. It is a hand held synth and MIDI controller, but importantly, it was sold as much on its internal capabilities than as a control for external sources.

October 13, 2020

Yes, I’ve bought an Oculus Quest 2, to add to my VR collection.

Why, when I already have an Oculus Go and an underused Quest?

September 8, 2020

Now, of course, Integromat can charge what they like. But if there had been an cheaper option to, say, use Premium modules, but otherwise keep the activations/data levels the same, I would have seriously considered it. £2-3 a month, I would have paid. I just think that going from free to £108 a year is a big leap.

August 29, 2020

Have just received my tracking information for my Orba handheld synth. I’ve been on the Kickstarter since December. Original shipping was going to be April, but that went out of the window, of course. Still, I’m really excited to be finally getting my hands on…

August 22, 2020

I would love to be able to buy an EV version of my Berlingo car, which is a perfect shape for me. With the right specs, I’d buy one tomorrow. Citroen have toyed with me in the past, by announcing that they would be available…

I had ruled Citroen out of my car search. But now look what has just come along. The Citroen e-C4.