Computer Store Manager, 1979

I’m usually loathe to indulge the YouTube recommendation sidebar, but it caught me good this time and I’m all the better for it. Here’s 5m of interview with a couple of computer store people from 1979. It is perhaps no different from any other comparable interview footage of the era, yet utterly glorious nonetheless. Total…

Samsung gear Vr

I recently.. well November took the opportunity on a particularly good mobile phone deal and swapped my trusty LG G2 for a galaxy s7. This opened up an opportunity that I was interested to partake in, VR.  At present it’s far to niche for me (anyway) to splurge out serious bucks on however a trip…

A forgotten purchase

I was feeling a bit trigger happy, be it the post holiday blues or the monotony of every day life. Scouring hot uk deals for something to catch the eye and to quell the thirst for first world gratification! The item of interest was a the mini retro remake marvel of the 1980’s, Nintendo entertainment…

To Pro or not to Pro

After gorging myself on various blogs and video game sites I’ve finally come to a conclusion on what I think about the Ps4 Pro and what I’d do purchasing wise, let me share. Firstly positioning, this is a two way reaction to the numbers race between what certain pockets of the gaming crowd have be…

Sonos play 1 – review

Before I moved I decided to treat myself to a new toy or toys I should say. I managed to find an online shop that were still selling the Sonos starter pack at a reasonable price. For those not in the know Sonos make wireless multi room audio equipment. Basically it’s a fancy speaker that…

The 4th utility service!

Like the AA breakdown service claiming to be the 4th emergency service I’d like to proclaim the Internets (as the cool kids call it) as the next most important utility after gas, electric and water. Ive recently moved (hence the gap in my blogging schedule) and have spent alot of time changing my address and…

Why I ended my Spotify subscription

I’ve used Spotify in one way or another almost as long as it’s been around. In the early days I’d use it purely for music appraisal, tolerating any adverts imposed on non subscribers and occasionally purchasing a day pass for no adverts (which worked great one NYE). But the adverts became more frequent and more…

Consumer addiction

Partly like drunk purchasing I find myself getting giddy at the thought of new technologies and have an urge to splurge on said items. It starts off as a ‘that looks great’ which develops to self justification, next is the research stage and finally a purchase….. A couple of days later the purchase is not…

Organising Your Music Collection

I’m currently trying to organise my mp3 collection for the umpteenth time. The prior attempts always tried to include every track I own, but this time I am concentrating on creating a smaller library with just the good albums and EPs I own –  making sure they are consistently tagged (with album art) using a…

RTL-SDR (Software Defined Radio)

I read some interesting stuff online before Christmas about how people had been repurposing cheap TV dongles as multi-purpose radio receivers for a few years. I picked one up off Amazon dirt cheap last month and had been meaning to write a bit about it if/when I had something interesting to share. Mostly I’ve dabbled…

Nintendo NX hopes and dreams

I thought I’d write about the up and coming Nintendo console, there’s been no real leaked facts, only a couple of patents here and there but nothing concrete pointing towards the new console. Now I skipped the Wii U rightly or wrongly, the machine just didn’t excite me enough and seemed like a Sega Saturn…

Pointing The Pastel Powerplay At The Porcelain

All this talk of broken controllers reminded me of this old horror. Inspired by my mate’s robust, classy Powerplay Cruiser (and autofiring Turbo) joysticks for his Amiga as well as a knockdown price of £8.49 in Boots and the promise that unlike most other sticks it was Sinclair-compatible, I begged for one of these as…