You know what, I REALLY like building IKEA furniture. A change of circumstances recently means that I have furnished a two-bedroom house from scratch, and almost all of the contents have come from IKEA. The experience of building IKEA furniture has a lot in common with building a Lego set or Tamiya kit: The quality of […]Read more "I heart IKEA"
…When you have an HG P402! Only mods are a high-end Futaba servo and a longer servo horn. Very capable garden crawler!Read more "Who needs a lawn rake…"
At launch about 2 years ago, these were £250. I picked it up for £70 at Currys in their “Black Friday” sale. I’m not sure whether that heavy discount is related to the popularity of Smartwatches in general (which it seems have passed their peak), or the popularity of this particular model. I was actually […]Read more "The Sony Smartwatch 3 – a brief review and a couple of tips"
Leonard Cohen has left us. I have no reservations in considering him a genius who will never be replaced. 2016 has been marked by the passing of many genii (Bowie, Rogers Nelson), but that is simply a coincidence. What matters is that Cohen brought a unique voice to music and it will be missed. My […]Read more "A testament to Leonard Cohen"
(From https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/annex-1-you-and-your-bicycle) Make sure that you feel confident of your ability to ride safely on the road. Be sure that you choose the right size and type of cycle for comfort and safety lights and reflectors are kept clean and in good working order tyres are in good condition and inflated to the pressure shown on […]Read more "You and your bicycle"
…beside the seaside! Quick ride out to Severn Beach on the Raleigh Nitro. Bristol channel as muddy as ever. Bike working well. Yorkie bar and Lucozade to recoup my energy then it’s time for home!Read more "Oh I do like to be…"
Just spent an evening trying to get eBooks to be readable on my PC rather than actually doing any reading. Me and computers never seem to get along, which is all the more frustrating because I sort-of know how they work. Dawsonera is an online library of eBooks. It’s a lot handier than a physical […]Read more "Strange problems with dawsonera eBooks"