Restoring a Vest Pocket Kodak

A little while ago I was given a Vest Pocket Kodak (VPK) by a gentleman at church. It had belonged to his grandfather. When he rediscovered it recently, his grandchildren weren’t interested in it, so he kindly offered it to me. It was in poor condition but I promised to fix it if I could. One ofContinue reading “Restoring a Vest Pocket Kodak”

eBay Global Shipping Program

It hasn’t been many days since I last complained about eBay. This time, it’s their Global Shipping Program (GSP) that has annoyed me. For those who aren’t familiar, the GSP is a service provided by eBay where if you sell items to international buyers, you can send the item to eBay’s shipping centre in theContinue reading “eBay Global Shipping Program”

Boundary microphones

Boundary microphones are an often-overlooked type of microphone which can be extremely useful in some situations. They might not be ideal for studio recording but they really come into their own for live sound work. Firstly – what are boundary microphones? They are a specialised type of condenser microphone which is placed against a hardContinue reading “Boundary microphones”

Finding 32-bit WAV audio files on Linux

I was trying to find a way to search my archive of recordings on Linux and return the filenames of 32-bit WAV audio files. It’s a little tricky, but I did it. You’ll need to install the ffprobe command (part of the ffmpeg package). I came up with this command. It’s quite long and maybe not the mostContinue reading “Finding 32-bit WAV audio files on Linux”

eBay Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program

This week, I had a clear out of some of my audio equipment and listed an Eagle G148 microphone for sale on eBay. Within hours, the listing had been taken down by eBay and I was sent this message: Your listing has been removed: Trademark Violation – Unauthorized Item Hello dj_judas21,After reviewing your eBay account,Continue reading “eBay Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program”

Photo catch-up

A combination of bad weather, having a toddler and generally being busy has meant I haven’t done much photography recently. When I have taken pictures, it’s never been enough to finish a film. Last fortnight, though, I finished a roll of film in my Canon T90 that’s been in there for ages, and I hadContinue reading “Photo catch-up”