Background I decided to build a new media centre PC to replace my MSI Media Live barebones kit, which is getting a bit long in the tooth now. (The onboard graphics chip is not able to drive a display at 1080p). Having been bitten by the limitations of the MSI Media Live, such as the […]Read more "Review – Antec Remote Fusion media case"
I spotted this article on the web earlier today, which discusses a possible cure for peanut allergies. But one particular section jumped out at me: The largest ever trial to find a treatment for potentially fatal peanut allergies is to give sufferers tiny amounts daily to build up tolerance. Twenty out of 23 sufferers in […]Read more "What about the other three?"
In today’s day and age of convenience, you might ask why bother using film to take photographs? After all, a digital camera is cheap and easy. You can take hundreds of photos of anything you like. You can take photos like mad without thinking, and hope one turns out alright. You can delete the poor […]Read more "The benefits of film photography"
This week’s Photo Challenge was Fire. This is my effort. For those who are wondering, no, this wasn’t a real fire. It’s nothing more luxurious than a Sainsbury’s carrier bag held over the flash with a hair band.Read more "A warm, glowing fire"
The other day, I wanted to find out which of the videos in my movie collection were encoded with multitrack (e.g. 5.1) sound. I found a tool for Linux called themonospot. Happily, it’s packaged with Fedora and can be installed simply by doing yum install themonospot-console Once installed it’ll quickly give you information about your […]Read more "Getting information about your video files"
This glowing standby light reminds me that the appliances in my flat are never asleep – even when I am.Read more "Never asleep"
Last weekend I found my old microscope, that I was given as a child. Even by the standards of a school science lab, it’s pretty poor – but as I child it made me feel like I was a real scientist. Today I decided to see if I could take pictures with it using my […]Read more "Microscopic images"