I decided that Sky’s Glass is Half Full, decided to go in a different direction..

I was due to have a 65″ Sky Glass TV delivered and set-up this Saturday, but on Monday decided that having gone through all the latest available information from the Sky Community forums, YouTube and other bits and bobs, Sky Glass is just too new and too finicky to take on at this time, despite… Continue reading I decided that Sky’s Glass is Half Full, decided to go in a different direction..

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good

New SuperHub 4.0 router installed (and configured in Modem mode, allowing my Amplifi network to do most of the Wi-Fi and ethernet grunt work), and I’ve got to say that the end result is pretty, pretty, pretty good. Except that Virgin Media makes you send back the old equipment. They won’t pick it up from… Continue reading Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good

1.21 Gigawatts? Virgin Media Volt Speed Boost Shenanigans

If, like me, you have accounts with EE, O2 and Virgin Media – occasionally, just occasionally, two companies like to get it together (so to speak). With O2 and Virgin Media joining forces, my Virgin Media broadband is – apparently – going from M500 (500Mbs) to Volt Gig1 (1Gbs) free of charge. The strange thing… Continue reading 1.21 Gigawatts? Virgin Media Volt Speed Boost Shenanigans

Hi-diddle-dee-dee, no more satellite for me.. (Sky Glass)

Update: Back on again, but with an additional 10 inches. Ooer missus. I have caved in and decided to give Sky Glass a go. There are many different reasons for doing so, but mainly: My 2015 60″ LG television isn’t fully supported by LG anymore – it’ll get a small firmware update or two each… Continue reading Hi-diddle-dee-dee, no more satellite for me.. (Sky Glass)

Nippier than a ferret down the trousers.. (14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro)

.. is all I can say about the new M1 Pro 14″ MacBook Pro. The MagSafe connector that last made its appearance back in 2015 is now back for good (I hope). Sometimes regression can be a good thing, and I think there was enough vocal outrage of Apple moving to non-MagSafe USB-C charging (which… Continue reading Nippier than a ferret down the trousers.. (14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro)

Broke, but (hopefully) happy..

Well, the next five months are going to be interesting as I seriously get frugal having just committed to replacing my M1 13″ MacBook Pro with the new 14″ MacBook Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16Gb RAM and 1Tb SSD). It’s one step up from the base model, but the extra 8Gb RAM and extra… Continue reading Broke, but (hopefully) happy..

Apple finally releases the handbrake: The M1 Pro and Max MacBook Pros

I’ve been very happy with my little M1 MacBook Pro over the past 9 months. It may only have 8Gb of RAM and 512Gb of storage, but for the most part, it gets things done with very little fuss. The biggest problem is buggy macOS Big Sur – the latest annoyance is that after using… Continue reading Apple finally releases the handbrake: The M1 Pro and Max MacBook Pros

Is Tim Cook the new Doctor Who after Jodie Whittaker?

With the news that Jodie Whittaker is stepping down from the role of the Doctor, one must ask who will be taking on the iconic role? Well.. I mean, after all, Doctor Who did feature the iDaleks, available in a number of colours to suit your lifestyle (note: the iDalek does not come with any… Continue reading Is Tim Cook the new Doctor Who after Jodie Whittaker?

Amstrad’s wonderful TS55 launched 40 years ago this month!

I inherited one of these from my grandfather in the mid-late eighties and absolutely loved it. It could do everything and anything and not only allowed me to play all my vinyl singles and records (including this one – I make NO apologies for it), but my friends and I would make up our own… Continue reading Amstrad’s wonderful TS55 launched 40 years ago this month!