Category: Cross-posted

Articles cross-posted to LiveJournal

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.

August 18, 2019

I’m a bit of a worrier. So whenever I used to foster a dog, knowing that chocolate is toxic to dogs, I more or less didn’t buy chocolate for the entire time of the foster.

I know that this is over the top, but worrying about dropping a chocolate having the dog gobble it up, or otherwise letting the dog consume it, it was easier to simply not have it around.

August 14, 2019

To my surprise, in Windows 10, there is no control for the scroll bar width (at least not that I can find). In Windows 7, it was directly controlled by one of the Advanced screens in the control panel. I would have thought it would be a prime contender for an entry in Windows 10’s Ease of Access controls, but no.

July 29, 2019
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July 16, 2019

The Show 5 is wedge-shaped, like the Show, with a screen about he size of the average mobile phone. The screen is nice and bright, with a good resolution. The sound is quite wonderful, far better than the similarly sized Spot. One feature I like a lot is a physical switch in the case, which covers the camera. This is quite appropriate, as I can see this being an excellent bedside device.

June 28, 2019

Earlier today, while I was working: “Chris, Chris, Chris…” “Chris, Chris, Chris…” “Katie, I’m in the middle of something.” “Chris, Chris, Chris… gotta go, really gotta go.” I log off and get up, to take her downstairs. Halfway down the hall, I almost trip over…

May 22, 2019

My Oculus Quest arrived yesterday, on the first day it had been released for sale. I found time for a very quick look, and everything looks good. Once I am more familiar with it, I’ll blog a review.