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Time lapse

December 7th, 2016 · No Comments · Technology

Well this is fun! But also frustrating because we are now used to quite high resolution satellite imagery and obviously the whole time lapse thing can only be done to the resolution of the worst  in the dataset. If you zoom in to Crawley you can see the major changes, like Maidenbower springing up, but […]

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No more ‘Chinese friends’

October 5th, 2016 · Comments Off · Life, Technology

The news today is that Amazon are banning ‘incentivised reviews’. What that means is that you can’t accept anything in return for reviewing a product, not even a free or discounted product. It has always been the case that you can’t accept payment in return for writing a review, and especially not for writing a […]

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Trouble adapting

October 3rd, 2016 · Comments Off · Technology

Why is it so hard to find an adapter that lets you plug a 3.5mm TRRS jack into a 3.5mm TRS socket? The reason this is a problem is that it is getting harder and harder to find headphones with an old-fashioned TRS jack to plug into my old mp3 player. They are all TRRS-style […]

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Bloody Windows

August 18th, 2016 · Comments Off · Technology

I have a laptop. I know. Everybody has one these days, but I can remember when that was something to brag about. It is 6 or 7 years old but should still be OK for basic tasks. The trouble is that it doesn’t get used very often. I fired it up yesterday for probably the […]

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Linking to Twitter

August 11th, 2016 · Comments Off · Technology

This is a bit of a test. I recently dumped Facebook and may well go back to writing more on here, so I thought I would look into a WordPress plugin to cross-publish posts to Twitter. I used to have that ages ago but when it stopped working after something somewhere changed I just dropped […]

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Gotta catch ‘em all

July 16th, 2016 · Comments Off · Life, Technology

Tonight was not exactly how I imagined my middle ages to be. At home, babysitting the grandchildren, while the wife takes the dogs out for a walk – returning after two-and-a-half hours, dead chuffed because she now has a Pikachu.

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Losing Face, gaining Book

July 6th, 2016 · Comments Off · Life, Technology

“Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends, we’re so glad you could attend, come inside! come inside!”, as ELP said, or as the legendary George Costanza would say “I’m back baby!” All of which is just to say that, having neglaected this website for ages, I shall probably be posting more often […]

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The Internet of Things

May 14th, 2016 · Comments Off · Technology

My Blu Ray player packed up recently. Ironically, the real annoyance about this was not that I couldn’t play discs – I also have a DVD player so it was only the few Blue Ray discs I could not play – it was that I could not watch Amazon Prime content on my TV because […]

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plug in baby

February 23rd, 2016 · Comments Off · Life, Technology

We are having an electric car event at work on Thursday. I am actually on holiday, but I might pop in anyway to have a look. There is a lot of this going on at the moment. The Town Hall has Nissan coming in to show their Leaf off, as is the business next to […]

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Bye bye branches

July 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off · Life, Technology

I had an interesting email from Barclays today, inviting me to take part in a trial of paying in cheques via online banking. Interesting because this is exactly the feature I was saying they should have when I last received a cheque from somewhere. With online banking capable of doing most things and cash available […]

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