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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Vitamix Blender

This is not a cheap blender. In Japan, it costs the equivalent of $800. That’s more than my oven. Here’s the description from an advert I found : The Vitamix machine is not a blender […]