The Anti-social Social?

August 2, 2007

It would seem, that with the popularity of Facebook, that it’s no longer the done thing to communicate online by writing messages. Now we do it by poking, prodding and hugging people virtually.

Morse code poking anyone?


Linux Revisited

May 17, 2007

I’ve managed to solve my SVN woes on Linux. It’s not the ideal solution, but it works and it’s called SmartSVN. It’s Java based and it’s not obvious from the website that there is a free version available, which is why I skipped it before.


09F911029D74…

May 8, 2007

Some random numbers and letters for your pleasure:

09F911029D74E35BD84156C5635688C0


Oh Linux…

May 3, 2007

I’m trying Linux on my work machine again, and it’s been fine for about 2 weeks. I’ve just arrived at the very problem that made me switch back to Windows the last time… lack of any decent SVN clients. There simply isn’t anything that is as quick and friendly as TortoiseSVN, and it looks like I may have to resort to the shell if I want to carry on using Linux for development.

Suckage.

It also doesn’t help that Linux doesn’t have a system wide way of addressing network shares (like UNC paths on Windows). I know Gnome lets you say things like ‘smb://myserver/myshare’, but it requires application support. And yes, I know that I can mount SMB shares directly into the filesystem, but this has it’s own problems.


Dusting Away The Cobwebs…

April 17, 2007

I’ve neglected this blog a bit of late. It’s all been rather busy and I just haven’t really had much to post about. Coupla things though…

The Z-5400′s are absolutely brilliant speakers! There is a bit of noise (I’m guessing from the analogue inputs, it doesn’t seem to be there when I use the SPDIF input) but you only really notice it when the volume is up and there’s nothing playing, and let’s face it that’s not going to be often is it! They have a really nice balance to the sound, no frequency range seems overpowering (although the sub certainly can rumble!) and are very clear.

I have also finally got some pictures of my new drums up too.


Z-5400′s

February 15, 2007

The Z-5400′s arrived yesterday, and I managed to find a bit of time to set them up and have a quick listen. First impressions are good, the sound is balanced and the sub integrates well with the satellites and does not overpower them.

My only concern is that the analogue inputs seem to be a little noisy. Although I haven’t tried the digital inputs yet.


Speaker, speaker, speaker!

January 20, 2007

I seem to be going a bit speaker mad of late. I’ve recently bought a Kef Q6C centre speaker for my HT system, and a pair of Kef Cresta 10′s for the back room (music and digital piano).

I also shifted the back room about quite a bit and decided in the process that it’s about time I replaced my faithful Yamaha YST-M40′s with something a bit newer, and a bit more surroundy, if you get what I mean.

So, at some point soon, I fully indend to get myself some of these.

Logitech Z-5400


Pia-Pia-Piano…

January 7, 2007

I just bought some speakers for my digital piano. I seem to have forgotten how to play everything though!

Kef Cresta 10’s


Bloody Radio Times

December 30, 2006

That’s the second time I’ve sat down to watch something listed in Radio Times, only to find that it’s not actually on…


Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2006

Hope everybody is having a wonderful Christmas. Mine has been stressful for a couple of reasons, but otherwise very nice :)

I’ve decided to buy myself a Wii, as I got a nice Christmas bonus from work, but I’ll be damned if I can find one right now. I might have to wait until January.


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