The Boy In The Room Posts

May 29, 2020

I drive a Citroen Berlingo diesel car. I’ve frequently said if I could get something in a similar format in an EV I would have it like a shot – I like the height and the upright seating position is good for my back. There…

May 29, 2020
May 28, 2020

When I set up this blog, I wanted to put in a simple check on people commenting, to prevent spam. It worked for a while, but different plugins have broken over the years.

May 28, 2020

I have been in Lockdown since two weeks before Lockdown formally started. This is because I had a very bad cold. I thought it was a cold, but from the information available, how could I be sure. I cancelled several things I’d arranged, including a couple of gaming sessions and a day out. Some friends laughed about “Chris is going into Lockdown”. And then we all did.

March 29, 2020

I’ve kept a personal blog for a long time, although I haven’t been posting to it much recently. That’s my bad. The problem is Social Media sites like Facebook, and how they seem to have become the universal way to connect with friends. I’ve been…

March 21, 2020

So the little bottle labelled Alnwick Gin turns out, on closer inspection, to be a gin, lime and ginger liqueur. I knew that when I purchased it, but as that was September 2018, I had forgotten. An excellent choice for the “I’m out of whisky,…

February 4, 2020

So, I was moving some bits of tech around on Sunday, tidying up leads and replugging network cables in preparation for – some time soon – the passing of control for DNS and everything from my old router to my new Mesh Network controllers. Only…

October 26, 2019

This has been a disastrous year for me in the garden; the worst I have had since I took up gardening. A mixture of illness and bad weather meant that I essentially abandoned the garden for most of the year, and by the time I…

September 2, 2019

My pair of ancient sofas came with a stool – actually more a large padded bench, big enough for at least 2 backsides. It usually lives in the middle of the room as a footrest and place to put a tray of tea things. Then…

August 21, 2019

On Monday, I had a dog door fitted. Katie seems not to have experienced one before, and wouldn’t go near it. Then I found that if I wedged it open, she would happily go through. I figured that I’d let her get used to an…

August 20, 2019

I crate Katie at night. Unlike some, I don’t think it is particularly cruel. She seems happy enough when put to bed, and doesn’t seem at all anxious when I let her out in the morning. She can be destructive when left alone and as…

August 18, 2019

I’m a bit disappointing in myself. I’d previously been using my Oculus Go almost every day, but that was before Katie arrived. Then I buy this expensive new toy, the Quest, and it has been out of the box about 4 times in 3 months.