Life Begins At – 60!

It’s been such a long, long time since I posted here and a lot of water has flowed under the proverbial bridge since then. Recently I’ve been looking for a good excuse to start posting again and I can’t think of a better reason that celebrating my 60th birthday. The expression goes that life begins […]

QPad MK-85 First Impressions

I’m typing this on my new QPad MK-85 keyboard. It’s not that I’m into PC gaming that I bought this; but I spend so much time on the keyboard that I wanted a decent tool for the job. So far it’s been great – the keyboard is very heavy for a keyboard, rock solid construction, […]

Caterham In The Snow 1963

I recently moved my blog to a new hosting provider and for some reason this post didn’t come across. So for posterity sake here are a couple of pictures taken of our house on Stanstead Road, Caterham, Surrey, UK during the severe winter of 1963. I would have been 7 years old and remember it […]

Moving On

This is not an easy post to write. For the last 14 months I’ve been running my own business, Computer Troubleshooters – West Cork. Unfortunately, despite all my best efforts, this simply isn’t paying the bills, let alone putting food on the table. So I’ve decided to wind the company up and look for a […]

Why I Hate DIY

There’s an age old adage that you’re probably familiar with: Measure twice – cut once. Well for me it goes more like: Measure twice – cut three or four times, measure it again and cut a couple times more. I don’t know what it is; but I just can’t seem to get the measurements right. […]

Review: Dyson DC23 – A Great Vacuum Cleaner

Up until now we’ve used a Miele S718 vacuum cleaner to quite good effect; but since we got a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel last year it was obvious that the Miele was struggling to pick up the pet hair off the carpet. By the way these dogs are described as “moderate shedders” of hair. I’d […]

Not An Improvement

Meanwhile, on the other side of the fence, Brian Cowen was heard to say that the employment situation would “disimprove” during the summer. What’s the matter Brian, does the word “worsen” get stuck in the gullet or are you hoping we’re all too daft to know what a disimprovement is?

World Autism Day

Just found out that today is World Autism Awareness Day. I guess it’s something that really needs promoting and support. I didn’t know there was such a thing as World Autism Awareness Day so that must be a reflection of how little the public know and understand about this condition.