Month: July 2013

Transforming the Aubergine

Hotly anticipated this, I am sure. Unlike the aubergine. That stuff about international politics and the world of businessĀ is all very well, but right here, right now, we get down to the proper content. The real deal. The re-habilitation of the aubergine. Read on. Pace yourself. Savour. Not that any introduction is really necessary here, …

The Lives of Others

I wrote earlier about PRISM and my thoughts on that, correctly categorised I think, as a rant. Today’s entertainment is definitely political though. The question being addressed is simple. What is the truth ? Now before going further, I should clarify that I do not intend a philosophical diversion. There is that moment inĀ conversation between …

Pitch Perfect

In spite of my cynicism about the whole area of hifi, youthful habits never die. They merely echo through middle age. As such, I acquired a new record player. It is a Denon DP50L. It is new to me, but was originally made and sold in 1978. F Pretty huh ? If you were to …

Pride and Prejudice – Hi Fi

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a throbbing audio-video entertainment system. It is entirely a bloke domain this. Audio and video equipment possessing the necessary attributes to endlessly fascinate blokes. Performance, specs, exclusivity, rivalry, one-upmanship, envy and desire. In other …

Brompton Bicycle

I used to use my Brompton for the daily commute, which was about 10km each way. It was as fast as my other ( lightweight touring ) bicycle. Past tense used only because my wife has now appropriated the bike. I’m back to my touring bicycle. Mine is the M3L Titanium one, in black. It …

Pentax K7

Somewhere in the dismal period between me selling my Nikon D40 and acquiring a Nikon D50, I owned this Pentax K7. It’s a metal-bodied, weatherproof, “semi pro” ( an amateur with money or an ego ) digital SLR from Pentax. Who ? Yes, rather sad really. Pentax created the SLR ( not digital SLR ) …