November 8, 2016

Technology at a glacial pace

If you existed in January 2014, you might recall a blog post in which I reminisced about every single mobile phone I’ve ever owned. At the time, I’d been in possession of the fantastic Nexus 4 for nearly a year, … Continue reading

November 22, 2015

Building A Pip-Boy (Part 3)

Continues from here In the previous instalment I had come to the conclusion that the current design was way too boxy, and the closer I could get it to a cylindrical shape, the better. However, there’s a limit to how … Continue reading

November 8, 2015

Building A Pip-Boy (Part 2)

Continues from here The end product of my first building session was far too bulky, in all directions, so today’s work is going to be all around shaving off unnecessary polystyrene. Where possible, I don’t want to disturb a smooth … Continue reading

July 8, 2015

Pioneer DEH-4700BT

Recently I went shopping for a new car stereo. I wrote about my experience here, but also hinted at a problem with the Pioneer DEH-4700BT which is not quite enough to justify returning it to Halfords (I never want to … Continue reading

July 7, 2015

Shopping For Car Stereos

Attentive readers will recall that the display on our car stereo has been going for a while. Inattentive readers may wish to refresh their memories. Since October, and that ill-fated dalliance with a cheap car stereo, we’ve been bumbling along … Continue reading