If you're old enough you'll remember the "joys" of getting online on dialup. I know I remember it all too well. Back then I was using Windows mostly and had to share the line with the phone, so if anyone wanted to make a phone call then my 'net connection would be disconnected. While clearing out junk today I came across this odd bit of computing history - a USB 56k dialup … [Read more...] about A bit of Computing History – USB 56k Modem
Buying my house took a couple of months between mortgages, paperwork for different things and then, of course, the lawyers getting involved. So I had plenty of time before I got the keys to think about what I wanted to do with the house or, more precisely, how I wanted to do things. I fired up Evernote and created a "wish list" which has been growing all the time. Some things … [Read more...] about Choices, Choices, Choices
Continuing the saga of getting my new house ready ... The last couple of days have been fun. I mean that. Things are finally coming together so that I'll be able to move into the new house very soon. This morning the electrician dropped over and as of this afternoon I now have functioning lights in the kitchen. They're LEDs and they work, unlike what was there up until … [Read more...] about Broadband, LED Lights and Kitchen Hobs
As of this afternoon I am a house owner. Or, put another way, I have a mortgage. I've been living in rented accommodation since I was 18. In the next few weeks I'll be moving in to my new house, which will be soon the place I call "home". The photo above isn't fantastic and today was quite overcast in Carlow, so it doesn't look as well as it could do. And yes, it'll … [Read more...] about I Finally Bought a House
I listen to music on my desktop machines pretty much all the time. While I have bought a few tracks via iTunes I'm still buying physical CDs. Recently I've been using Spotify quite a bit, but I still like being able to listen to the music that I have in my own collection. My desktop machine in the office has a pretty large hard drive, so this isn't an issue. Unfortunately my … [Read more...] about I Might Have Too Much Music!