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Now installed in bedroom. Having lights on remote control is nice. Colours are fun too.

In video, the bulb is on it's fastest, least smooth colour shift pattern. The "smooth" option is much more chilled out. Individual colours are selectable from the remote, as is brightness and on/offness.
8th Jan 2009, 18:25   | tags:,comments (2)


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Mmmmm, colour changing LED bulb (here in 'white' mode). 8 watts of Luxeon goodness. Remote controllable too.

get 'em here
6th Jan 2009, 16:55   | tags:,comments (2)

ice grapes

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Harvested 03/01/09. Frozen on the vine = deliciously sweet.

2 litres of the finest grape juice you'll ever taste.
6th Jan 2009, 16:52   | tags:,,comments (5)


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Wow. I haven't seen one of those stickers for Some Time - not since I lived in Congleton.. Then one shows up here, on Afternoon's bike. That he bought in London. What are the odds, eh?

Note "0260", not "01260".
18th Dec 2008, 17:55   comments (2)

Custard Theory and Practice

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I don't have the best track record with custards. Hopefully some theoretical work will improve the next batch.
11th Dec 2008, 14:46   | tags:,comments (8)

C905 - ace camera, sucky software.

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Nice camera. Very nice camera. Shame that the Vodafone firmware is so broken that half the other features don't work - GPS won't lock on, wifi is confused (VF_Live won't load via wifi), Google Maps is broken, Find+Go (satnav) doesn't work, etc. etc.

But, of course, if I try to fix these issues by installing the generic SE firmware (ie, without having all the Vodafone crap on there), I'll invalidate my warrenty. I've spent FOUR HOURS on the phone to VF, today alone, trying to get this sorted out. Absolutely nothing. No help at all, despite me suggesting three or four different solutions - but "policy" says they can't do any of those. They won't even admit there is a fault (or faults), because apparently broken software doesn't count as a fault, even when features advertised on the box the damn handset came in don't work.

The nice chap I spoke to in 2nd line tech support agreed that installing non-branded software would, in all likelyhood, solve the problem (or at least pin down for certain whether this was a hardware or software problem). But if it doesn't fix it - I can't then return the phone as faulty. Plus I have to pay DaVince or Totalgsm some euros to do the reflash.

They're sending me out a new handset. If it behaves in the same way as mine, that will pretyt much pin down this as a software fault, and I'll feel more sure about reflashing the firmware with the Sony Ericsson software not the Vodafone one. But I'll be doing that at great risk to myself - all because some jobsworth asshole at Vodafone can't be just a tiny, tiny bit flexible.. It's not like they wouldn't wipe+reinstall the handset when they get it back, so I'm not doing anything irreversible.

GAH. Anyone got one of these on another network (or unbranded), who can confirm that the GPS does lock on, and that geotagging will work, and so on?

The camera is ace though. I'll take some proper photos soon.
15th Nov 2008, 18:05   | tags:,,comments (9)

new phone

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C905. Got more megapixels than my nikon! oooooh megapixels. also wifi and gps and stuff.

charging. quite excited - haven't had a new phone for ages (K800 was my last new one), and I got this one off vodafone for a mere £20.
13th Nov 2008, 12:19   | tags:,comments (6)

Street, viewed.

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At rest. Otherwise, this would be me taking a picture of google taking a picture of me taking a picture of google (taking a picture of me).
12th Nov 2008, 15:56   | tags:,comments (1)