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Jan 18th

2019

By donich_admin

Funniest Thing Ever

If you are not to some extent a geek – stop reading right now. If you are – carry on and be prepared to be amused…. R and I are IT Security testers. One of the main products we use is called Wireshark – basically it analyses the traffic between a local PC and a […]

Jan 17th

2019

By donich_admin

Finally Winter

Very unusually we have had no snow on the mountains at all this year so far. This bodes ill because very mild dreich winters tend to lead to midge infestations in summer the following year. But today for only the second time this year it was below freezing and there was quite a bit of […]

Jan 11th

2019

By donich_admin

Call me old fashioned but….

I am obviously getting old because I have to say I find some modern practices quite disgusting. Beards are bad enough (I told R that the day he grew one was the day I would be leaving him), but at least those are a temporary condition which can be undone. But these tattoos which are […]

Jan 8th

2019

By donich_admin

Totally useless EE, almost useless Vodafone

Well, I didn’t think any organization could conceivably be more useless than Vodafone, but to their credit, EE have managed it. I moved to them the year before last, simply because they had a 4G signal on (some) of the hills and around our house. No signal inside the house though, but because I was […]

Jan 6th

2019

By donich_admin

Trying out the new Tagine

I got a fancy Moroccan Tagine pot from my brother N for Christmas and tried it out for the first time today. I made a traditional fish tagine stew using cod loin fillet. This is the tagine pot itself. The idea is that the narrow spout reduces evaporation during slow cooking and concentrates flavour whilst […]

Jan 6th

2019

By donich_admin

A new addition to the family

I just got a little Owl who has joined the bookcase family made up of cats, griffons, dragons, snowmen and Great Cthulhu. I have to say that he looks a bit worried. This could be the presence of the Great Old One behind him.

Jan 4th

2019

By donich_admin

Abandoned the iPhone

Afraid that after only eighteen months experimentation with the iPhone and Apple’s eco-system I have given up on it for good. Nice phone in a number of ways, but for me it has two very bad features, one of which is just a killer. a) The battery life is awful. Just as bad (if not […]

Jan 3rd

2019

By donich_admin

As a foulness shall ye know Them

A quote from HP Lovecraft as I have had a very unpleasant experience today. We inherited three large composting bins for food waste at the bottom of the garden when we moved in five years ago. These were made out of wood and have slowly been rotting away. I decided to replace them with plastic […]

Jan 2nd

2019

By donich_admin

Coran Lochan

Walked out to Coran Lochan at the end of the peninsula this morning. Very nice day although quite cold. Unusually, I met several people on the way – I’ve often done this walk and seen not a soul from beginning to end. Must be with it being a public holiday.

Dec 30th

2018

By donich_admin

Cat Shelves

Here is Schrodi enjoying his new cat shelves which were a Christmas present.  He never seemed to like the original high level shelf, but now there are three arranged in a row he has taken to the bottom one and started sleeping there.