26 Sep 2016

Review Corner: Withings Activité Steel

Review Corner: Withings Activité Steel

I’ve had a Withings Activité Steel on my wrist for about five months. The Steel is, in some ways, the smart watch I’d been waiting for. Not as swanky and expensive as the original Activité, and not as cheap and poppy as the Swatch-like Activité Pop. It is by no means perfect, but on balance […]

19 Sep 2016

Kindle Calendar

Kindle Calendar

Mostly photos of my latest project today. I write morning pages, longhand. I like to write the date at the top of the page. This causes me more problems that you might expect, given that I’m ditzy first thing in the morning, and have recently switched from a watch with a date display to one without. My cure for […]

16 Sep 2016

Kindle 3 in Sketch

Kindle 3 in Sketch

I have an old Kindle 3. It’s almost exactly six years old, in fact: I reviewed it here in October 2010, a month after I bought it. It’s old and tatty and I don’t use it any more, but I don’t want to throw it away. As well as my usual clinging to hardware that’s not actually dead, […]

26 Jan 2016

Review Corner: Omaker Reversible Micro USB Cable

Review Corner: Omaker Reversible Micro USB Cable

There’s an old joke: When the inventor of the USB stick dies they’ll gently lower the coffin, then pull it back up, turn it the other way, then lower it again. There are a couple of billion smartphone users on the planet. Let’s say that, like me, they manage to waste at least a second […]

31 Dec 2015

Favourite Photo of the Month 2015

Favourite Photo of the Month 2015

My first blog entry since July. I have, truth be told, been a little exhausted recently. Still, some traditions are worth keeping up, so here’s my favourite photo from each month of 2015! Click through to see them on Flickr. January Another Planet Drinks with my friend Paul at Brewdog, by Bristol Bridge. Paul and […]