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Sawyer Mini Water Filter (a mini review)

Sawyer mini filter

Never buy bottled water again. (There is a version of this article on the Guardian) I’m pleased to say I haven’t had to buy bottled water for a while. There are so many reasons why I think we shouldn’t buy water in plastic bottles. For starters, it’s not good for us or the planet we live […]

Why do we tweet what we eat?

Pastrami on rye

Whenever talking about social stuff I’m often delivered the same statement when it comes to micro-blogging platforms. “I haven’t got time for that. It’s just people tweeting their food.” There is often a tone of distain in the voice.  As if the complainant logged into Twitter, was tied to a chair and forced to look […]

The Toshiba T1200. 19 years in a cardboard box and still working.

Toshiba T1200 Vs 11 inchMac Air

There’s 26 years of design and innovation between these two laptops. The Toshiba T1200, my first ever laptop (need I say on the bottom) and the latest 11″ Apple Macbook air on the top. Both still work, but I am finding that the Macbook air has a habit of needing a hard restart once in […]

Add custom fonts to a Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

DISCLAIMER: This is a simple procedure of dragging and dropping files to your origional Kindle Paperwhite while in USB mode. This is not a hack and does not require you to jailbreak your Kindle. That said, I take no responsibility for what may happen to your device in the unlikely event anything goes wrong. Recently […]

Revisiting Syria

Photos taken while travelling Syria in 2013

I’m revisiting Syria. But only in this blog post. I made that trip in April, six months ago.  I wouldn’t be able to do it today. Blog post one (26th April 2013) Blog post two (28th April 2013) Blog post three (29th April 2013) Blog post four (30th April 2013) Blog post five (1st May […]

PirateBox – Collaborate and Share, Anywhere.

PirateBox

The PirateBox has come a long way since it’s inception in 2011 by David Darts. After reading about it’s existence I first got to interact with one at the Elevate Festival in Austria.  I remember downloading a book by Cory Doctorow and uploading an Mp3 from a band I used to be in.  It felt […]

Archiving Digital Audio

Olympus LS14

I’m not much for editing audio. Those that know me and my workflow will see that for the last few years I have mainly used the classic Audioboo app. Recording straight into my phone with a standard mic windshield over one end. I subscribe to my own Audioboo podcast feed in iTunes to grab the […]

Autographer, a review of the world first intelligent wearable camera.

Shooting a selfie in a toilet mirror while wearing the Autographer

I first got to have a play with the Autographer in March 2013. listen to ‘Seeing the unseen with @Autographer’ on Audioboo I had previously heard of Oxfords Metrics Group and their earlier sense cam designed to assist Alzheimer sufferers, but on this occasion I was specifically there to see the prototype device destined to […]

Cloud storage and that syncing feeling

Cloud-Storage

What do I want with yet another cloud back-up and syncing service? Well free space for a start. Storage space for sharing my media, be it books, images, music and films etc. And then there is the ability to sync data across my apps and devices. My main workhorse is Dropbox but I get a little […]

Are we finally living in 1984?

Watching the watchers

How do you feel about the world we are creating right now? What were your thoughts when the #PRISM news hit the headlines and Edward Snowden appeared in your browser saying these words?.. “If living unfreely but comfortably is something you’re willing to accept, and I think many of us are, it’s the human nature, you can […]