The Only Way is… Tooway

OK, after years of constantly below-par broadband speeds here, I finally ‘bit the bullet’ and did something about it. For as long as I can remember, it seemed like everyone else (apart from the rest of the neighbours in our immediate area) were getting faster connection speeds than us. When the houses were built 20+ …
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The Royal Wedding

I’m not an avid Royalist – I never felt the urge to wave the Union Jack today, but I’ve got to say, I really enjoyed the whole of the BBC’s  TV production – in HD of course! Splendid camera work, a good-day weather-wise (although it started off a bit grey), and I loved Kate’s dress. …
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Doctor Who – New Series

I’ve heard that the new series begins on Easter Saturday. Full length trailer started to appear this week – up until then, there had been a short 5 second teaser. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s! My lifelong love of …
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Wot, no more Christmas?

So that’s it then! Christmas is officially over and my waistline is the only evidence of our period of indulgence. After a rather large lunch, Nicki helped us remove the cards and dismantle all the decorations and the tree. The cards are now in the recycling bin and the decorations and the tree are back …
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Smile please..!

Way back on July 20 2005, I made a big decision to trade-in my existing camera for the then new and exciting DSLR, Canon 20D. At that time, this Canon model was pretty much the top-of-the-tree as far as semi-pro DSLRs were concerned. How times (and technology) move on! Here we are almost five years …
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TV: First HD recording

In years to come, this will all seem very mainstream or even supeceded by something even whizzier; but for now, this is a great facility. I was able to set up the timer on the TV to record an HD transmission to hard disk. http://www.bbc.co.uk/emp/external/player.swf No prizes for guessing which programme: Doctor Who, (Series 5, …
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