5°C, light winds, snow threatened then stayed away.

The desktop computer is no longer faulty. It couldn’t connect to the internet and this seemed to cause other problems too. The odd thing is, I didn’t fix it, no-one did. Perhaps pulling out the connections, or restarting the router has done the trick. Now it sees the internet after about three weeks of floundering. Best bit is that my iPod has new tunes and is all synchronised. Perhaps it was all down to a poor connection. It was a close call, I nearly bought a new router.

So for fun, I turned the overclock back up to 2.88Ghz & launched a flight sim– Rise Of Flight. It’s a good one, though not easy. Probably true of Cliffs Of Dover which I may buy sometime this holiday.

I want to get off

10~7°C, thin above, the sun shone a bit too.

Gifts come my way, I have foods, drinks, and CDs. The Music I bought myself, it’s been a long time since last. Before, I would impatiently open the CD cases, sometimes struggle with the packaging and use the computer to put them on my iPod hurriedly. Today I looked over every cover, the inserts and bonus postcards. I have read some of the lyrics and tried to imagine the tracks within. I shalln’t hear these for a few days. There is a something inside that wants to make pictures, polish up the hand-eye co-ordination and hold a brush lightly. The best pictures have marks and the odd repair from dropping the brush. It’s best to hold them lightly you know.

November is warm and dry this year, but I want to go away. It’s going to take all of my skill to manage my sanity this coming year.

Return to sender

5°C, clearing & cooling

The Clock radio saga continues- it has to go back. Roberts agree that it’s faulty and needs  replacing. I was, however, quite complimentary about its design which means I want a replacement (not my money back). If only it had tweeters, that really would lift the sound quality.

The cold returns, tonight -1°C expected but it doesn’t feel as cold as last winter.

Roberts Sound 66

8°C, clear but still damp.

DAB/iPod clock radio: ‘Tis a shame that it’s faulty. The sound is smooth, it’s reasonably easy to set up and has some nice detail features- you can set the alarm for one-off, daily or weekdays. That’s neat, I only need to switch off the alarm for each holiday instead of each weekend.

Roberts 66

The sound quality is good, certainly better than my old clock-radio. It’s a little rich and bloated in the bass & lower mid-range but there is an equaliser setting to hide the worst of this. It really needs a treble tweeter to add sparkle to the sound though.


19°C, nice day, wasted by work

Work-shock is largely over. Several nights of bedding down by 9pm did the trick. Before that, I was the undead. Now I am breathing and living again. the new CD player is nice; not decided on the best way to D-A conversion. Using the old DacMagic for now, but the newest version is a possibility. Maybe the onboard DAC is as good as (or better than) the external DacMagic 1.

To do…

7°C, thin overcast. Not so cold now.

List of things to do: get bike wheel rebuilt, frame some photos; finish “reader” portrait; home decorate,

More A6 time passing.
I have more CDs: The Eels, Johan Johannssen. and one that is so relentlessly poor that I shalln’t name it.