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

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?

Can I buy insurance for Apple’s insurance?

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?

The Goodies’ Moving House, and Other Things That Happened This Week

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 Goodies’ Moving House, and Other Things That Happened This Week

RIP Sir Clive Sinclair

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