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?
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!
Sky, the satellite TV, broadband and mobile company, today announced their newest product: Sky Glass. It’s effectively a television set with a Sky decoder built-in and uses the internet rather than satellites to provide the service. You effectively buy the TV through Sky as a loan (so even more bloody credit checks) or outright and… Continue reading Is Sky Glass relevant in today’s streaming world?
I’m utterly fed up with any company or organisation that deploys [email protected] email addresses to send out generic (or even targeted) crap that doesn’t give me the ability to reply to it. If I start to see a pattern emerging from [email protected] addresses, they’ll get added to the ever-increasing list of banned email addresses and… Continue reading Rejecting do not reply/no-reply emails
.. I got married. It was a wonderful day, good weather, and a great many people turned up. Though like most weddings you’re always left wondering if the bride would turn up as there was a delay (traffic, I believe). We both arrived at the venue (Tabley House in Cheshire) in a vintage car that… Continue reading On this day 20 years ago..
I’ve gone from this: to this in just under 45 minutes using the Windows 11 Installation Assistant. I’ve got to give Microsoft some kudos for the smooth installation. No driver updates were needed and everything is working just fine out of the box so far. The new, centred Start menu is going to get some… Continue reading Happy Windows 11 launch day!
Facebook is not having a good day.
Apple’s launched a new AppleCare+ tier in the UK that covers iPhones against theft and loss, except the initial information page states that coverage does not include theft or loss, but yet it does. When you click through the terms link, none of the documents under the “From September 14th 2021” section mentions coverage for… Continue reading Can I buy insurance for Apple’s insurance?
It’s been a fairly interesting week. Thanks to Britbox, I caught up on all The Goodies episodes and decided to buy the complete collection on DVD. Fourteen, yes, fourteen discs! Given these episodes were made in the 70’s, some of the effects work featured in these episodes are rather extraordinary despite their simplicity compared to… Continue reading The Goodie’s Moving House, and Other Things That Happened This Week
It would be an understatement to say that Sir Clive Sinclair and his innovations were directly responsible for me getting into the I.T. industry. Though I started off at an early age playing with my godfather’s electronic typewriter and being allowed to type up telexes on the terminals at my father’s work, it wasn’t until… Continue reading RIP Sir Clive Sinclair