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!