Archive for the ‘Tech’ Category

Secret Sound

27Dec18

What the hell is this buzz? This mysterious noise in the hallway of our new apartment never goes away. It started about a month ago and is more noticeable at night. At first I thought it was a neighbour’s fridge or freezer but it doesn’t cycle on and off, it’s continuous. The other side of […]


Smart Arse

01Jan18

Did British radio stations make a big mistake when they got rid of their old local names and replace them with generic national “Brands”? Instead of local radio stations being called names like Leicester Sound, Ram FM, Red Dragon, 2CR and GWR, a lot of them became, “Heart” or “Capital”. One of the biggest selling […]


Dash Scam

22Dec17

If you’re thinking of getting a dashcam fitted to your car, DON’T get the one I got! Unless you enjoy spending ever increasing amounts of money on software and SD cards and have hours of spare time to faff about with it, this dashcam is not for you. I thought I wanted one for Christmas, […]


Apple are starting to confuse me now. The new iPhone is out, actually there are two new ones. The iPhone 8 replaces the iPhone 7. They’ve also released the iPhone 10 (X). They’ve skipped 9 completely. Each new Apple phone has more features than the last but they’re also taking things away. The iPhone 7, […]


I just got a reminder of how we’re all being tracked online. I did a bit on BOB fm yesterday about cyclists riding naked through the streets of London. Underneath it, I played “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph III. You probably know it as the theme to The Benny Hill Show. Today, I opened Youtube […]


It’s not easy to predict the the future. The Met Office have all kinds of scientific equipment including satellites to help predict the future and they’re rubbish at it. They predicted a hot dry summer for England. We actually got one of the coldest wettest. In the autumn, they predicted 38 days of Arctic winter. […]


Waste of Time.

02Feb15

Apple would get laughed at if they announced that their next device is going to be a camera. Digital camera sales keep falling. We don’t need any more cameras, we’ve already got them on all of our other Apple devices. Which brings me to the Apple Watch. I don’t know how to break this to […]


Apple have made a big mistake. I’ve started to minimise my life by reducing the number of things I carry around with me. I’ve done away with my key ring by carrying the only three keys I use in my wallet. I don’t need a memory stick any more because I use my phone as […]


Mouse Trap

16Aug14

As the victim told her harrowing story of abuse, it sounded like the interviewer had got bored and had started checking his email. I was listening to an interview on a national radio station today. While the guest was talking, I could clearly hear the familiar sound of a computer mouse clicking. I don’t know […]


I’ve never got on with Windows computers. If it isn’t the “blue screen of death”, it’s the frozen screen and the “control/alt/delete” (which only fixes it half the time anyway). If I’m not turning it off and back on again, I’m being threatened that “your computer may be a risk”. I don’t even have to […]