Tag: gadgets

April 14, 2011

I’ve been making good use of my Kindle since I got it, in particularly reading successive Dresden Files novels. I think Amazon should actually give this device away – it makes it so easy to buy another book. Anyway, in an earlier post, I was…

April 1, 2011

FM radio reception has always been a bit hit and miss in my area, which is why I have a couple of DAB radios around the house. However, my bedroom clock radio is still an old FM model (10 years!), and lately, I’ve found things…

March 29, 2011

Back in January, I wrote that I had been thinking of getting a Kindle, but had been put off by the relative prices of ebooks to paperbacks. A couple of things have happened since then to give me a new view on things. During my…

February 27, 2011

Duh

Wanting to copy some MP3 files to my HTC Desire, I have been frantically searching for the USB lead for it, which had to be there somewhere. Then I realised – it is the same lead that is dangling out of the power supply.

February 25, 2011

I mentioned in my previous post that as my HTC Desire is a work phone, I will not be using it for calls while I am in the States, due to roaming costs. Which is why I wanted to look at VOIP again. I have…

February 24, 2011

Today is my last day at work for a while. I have a busy weekend ahead of me, getting all my clothes and stuff together and packed, and doing my guitar practice; then on Tuesday next week, I fly out to San Francisco for a…

January 24, 2011

Earlier this month, I was asking Do I Really Need A Microwave. Having had my old one blow up just before Christmas, I wondered whether I need to replace it. I decided I did, and have bought this. Much smaller (and cheaper) than my previous…

January 15, 2011

For some time, I have been looking at the Kindle, and wondering if I would get on with it. Packing away my books last year, many of which I knew would never be re-read, made this even more relevent. A little while back, I actually…

January 5, 2011

A short while before Christmas, my combination microwave went up in a puff of smoke – quite literally. There was no actual fire, but a smell of burning, and a minor temporary smog. I immediately unplugged it, and it has been sitting in the corner…

August 19, 2010

I’ve wittered about this to two people on the phone today, and sent one of them a long email because the poor soul sounded vaguely interested in my demented enthusiasm. So I thought I might as well post about it. As some of you have…

July 30, 2010

No, I haven’t been cooking again, am going to a BBQ on Sunday, and that will be plenty enough for me this weekend. But I did pop in to my local butcher’s today, which is run by the local pork farm, and asked about the…

July 25, 2010

Following on my last BBQ experiment, I did a google on how feasible it is to retro fit my Weber Kettle with a grill thermometer. Note that I already have a meat thermometer, but the idea of the grill meter is to measure the actual…