Tag: gadgets

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…

June 8, 2010

To anyone who I have looked strangely or yawned at when they have been raving about their iPhone, Nokia N97 or Blackberry. I’ve always thought it odd to get that passionate about a phone – after all, all you need it to do is make…

May 17, 2010

When I bought my Kodak ZI8, the first thing I thought of was how I was going to mount it. As well as being a fun thing to take with me and film things like the Gadget Show, I am planning to do some home…

May 17, 2010

When I bought my Kodak ZI8, the first thing I thought of was how I was going to mount it. As well as being a fun thing to take with me and film things like the Gadget Show, I am planning to do some home…

April 9, 2010

Well I made it to the Gadget Show Live, and I made it back again. There were a couple of times that my chest got bad, but not at any critical moment, so I just went and sat down until I was better. I’ve been…