How can so many people be wrong?

Black tea. Where to begin? In the trash. That’s where black tea belongs. It is vile. Stinks like grass, tastes like nothing much. It is repugnant. I thought I would give it another go to break out of my coffee addiction. Why not? My wife likes her tea black, just strong enough so you can…

The Albatross in the Desert- now with spell-check!

One of the problems with not having an editor is that little issues sneak into my published works before I can spot them. Thankfully, I have a lovely wife that goes through my books line by line and tells me what’s wrong.  And so I can now present version 2 of The Albatross in the…

Hunting “The Deer Hunter”

The Deer Hunter… A long movie, and possibly a great one. I can only remember a few things about it: It goes for nigh-on 4 hours They spend 45 minutes in Vietnam Great ending- but it might only be great because it took so long to get to. I’ve only seen the movie the once. I…

Quick! I need a word that rhymes with… Moo?

Okay, so this isn’t a health blog. I’m not a nutrtionalist or a body builder or some kind of paleo guru. I’m just a dude. But, I always think that if I find a useful way to do something that I haven’t found in my searches before, I might as well share it. So let’s…

Pi-Top Review, Part 3 (The Keyboard)

And so we finally come to the bad… The keyboard. I started this series of reviews with a goal in mind: can the pi-top be used for writing? Surfing the net, watching movies, listening to music- they are all fine, but writing? Well… maybe. I’m having a few issues, and part of it is no…

Pi-Top Review, Part 2 (Using it!)

Okay, so the build went great and once I plugged the pi-top in and charged the battery, it worked first time. No issues there at all. Booting up takes you into the Pi-Top OS (Courtesy of the pre-loaded card that comes with the pi-top.) The software isn’t really for me, and it is aimed at…

Pi-Top Review, Part 1 (Building it)

Hooray! I got my Pi-Top, and I couldn’t find many reviews that were recent, so I thought it was a good opportunity to write my own. Now, there is one thing I hate about reviews and that is they try to be all things to all people. I’m writing this for a specific audience: writers….

Where’s my Free Shipping?

Jimmy’s law: the chance of shipping problems rises directly proportional to the cost of shipping. I’m waiting for a new laptop. I spent $67 on shipping. That’s a lot! Now the tracking number says ‘incomplete or inaccurate address.’ The shipping company? No local phone number. Did they answer my email? Hell no! The shipper? UK…

Working hard… 

Ah, so what do you do when your trusty laptop goes on without you? You improvise! I’m a big fan of the Raspberry Pi, and since the model 3 has been out for a while, I have used it to run my media room. I always hoped I could use it as a PC, and…

Goodbye Old Friend

Ten years is a long time. When it comes to tech, it feels like infinity. I can’t remember many PCs that I have had that last ten years. But my laptop… Man, that machine lasted! A Dell Inspiron 1501. 17 inch screen, dual core 64 bit AMD processors (you think I can afford Intel?) It…

Preacher Man Available

A religious western? Hell, why not! Preacher Man started life years ago in the back of my head. Originally it was going to be about a cult that went wrong, but I could never find the right angle for the story. Thanks to Trump, there are now a lot more people that are feeling more…