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Wed 04 January 2017

Being the lesser man

Posted by Andy in Misc   

I need to be the lesser man, well actually 22% lesser. Over the last two years, I've had two major operations which means that I've not been very active. I've not ballooned in weight but I'm not as light as I should be. In a dream world, I could do …

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Tue 13 December 2016

Death of Pebble

Posted by Andy in Computers   

Pebble, the company which made my excellent smart-watch, has ceased to exist.

The reason I liked pebble was three reasons: Long battery life, relatively cheap and hackability. The watch wasn't fancy, waterproof and didn't try to do too much, it did notifications, alarms and stopwatches, calendars, phone controls and I …

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Tue 06 December 2016

Coffee: Friend or Foe

Posted by Andy in Misc   

I've been drinking coffee regularly since 2001! It all started by sitting next to the drippy coffee machine during my PhD and having a monster mug. Over time, I've got used to drinking loads of coffee and moving to Hungary didn't help. The bucket of coffee has been replaced by …

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Fri 26 August 2016

Trio +

Posted by Andy in Music   

I'm kinda in charge of the Worship music at our local church and for the last few years, the music has been getting tired. There is only so many ways you can play a song on an acoustic guitar. I've looked at using a looper pedal to trigger some backing …

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Thu 18 August 2016

New URL time

Posted by Andy in Computers   

Today I received a lovely email from Google saying that drive's webhosting ability was about to stop at the end of the month. This was news for me and prompted a quick migration over to Amazon's web service to host the blog. The limited home bandwidth was a bit of …

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Fri 12 August 2016

The kitchen sync

Posted by Andy in Computers   

I've finally bit the bullet and updated all computers to Xenail Xerus based distrubutions - Mainly lxle and Xenialpup. The main reason was that I've been slack and changed, for numerous reasons, the church projection system from the dying opensong to openlp. Version 2.4 only works on a xenial+ system …

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Mon 11 July 2016

IT meltdown

Posted by Andy in Computers   

Less that 48 hours after the construction of HiFiPi, everything has been stripped down and rebuild following a house server meltdown.

The house server used to be a Raspberrypi B which connected to an external hard drive. After a lightstrike took out the Pi, I replaced the server with an …

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Fri 08 July 2016

Pi house

Posted by Andy in Computers   

We inherited a nice sound system from some migrating swedish medics and during the house renovation, we incorporated the system into the music room. The sound system can play records, the radio and cds but its full potiental was never really matched. The majority of our music is sitting on …

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