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Extended Warranties: Putting the ‘con’ in ‘consumer electronics’

17 July, 2010

At the risk of sounding older than my tender 43 years: They don’t make ‘em like they used to. Consumer electronics, that is. Last month my TV finally packed up (and within a month of getting my surround-sound in place, FFS!). This is a Toshiba 50″ plasma flat screen, which I bought for the not [...]

Got them ol’ Blu Ray blues

13 April, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, Twilight came out on video. Not that the I was eagerly awaiting its release or anything, but the wife was, which meant that I was facing a couple of hours watching a chick-flick if I expected to fulfil my ’conjugal rights’ later that night.  Still, I reasoned, it could be worse – it was a [...]

Who’s gonna ‘drive your home?

19 March, 2009

Just before Christmas my eldest managed to frag the hard drive on his laptop.  I’m not sure how he managed it (probably deliberately, to get out of doing his homework), but when you tried booting it up you’d just get an “Operating System not found” message.  Freya has an identical laptop (to avoid sibling rivalry) [...]

Anyone can play guitar

2 January, 2008

So that was Christmas.  The officially-sanctioned extended eating/drinking session is over for another year.  I didn’t take a whole deal of time off work (absolutely nothing to do with the in-laws visiting) – only the actual public hoildays themselves, plus Boxing Day (which over here is officially called ‘The Day After Christmas’ – the Americans [...]

Geek Tragedies

29 October, 2007

A couple of weeks ago, my PC died (again). This is a major catastrophe in our house, what with the kids and Webkins, and the wife and on-line shopping. In theory we can access the Internet via the PlayStation 3, but actually doing so is an exercise in exasperation – the browser window is either [...]

Still got game

8 June, 2007

A couple of days ago I was rummaging around in one of the many boxes of crap piled up in my study, when I found my old Nintendo Donkey Kong game (you know, the old orange clam-shell one).  I don’t know why I’ve still got it – maybe out of sentimental gratitude for all the dull church [...]

Tomorrow’s World Finally Arrives

12 April, 2007

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  I’m a complete whore for technology.  I wouldn’t quite put myself in the nerd/geek camp (although some would) but I do love the good, practical use of technology.  And with the convergence of a couple of new-ish technologies, I’ve finally turned my home into something that could have [...]

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