Category Archives: Technicrox


I’m literally just back from the Cromer Enormoplex where I was subjected to saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so what follows is very much a second impression: Howard Shore’s soundtrack is still ringing in mes oreilles. There might also … Continue reading

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Lord Of The Rings

I have just acquired a new toy. Here it is: As you can see, it’s a ring modulator – no, not a means of assuaging the after-effects of very spicy foods (the assumption to which my friend Mr M. P. … Continue reading

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You probably have never heard of the Nook, the proprietary e-reader from Messrs. Barnes & Noble. Well, you have now, in which case, should you find yourself in possession of such a device, you will be delirious to learn that … Continue reading

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The biggest problem with computers, as I have always thought, is the whole business of getting your wishes out here to link up with what the computer is doing in there. Many times, when I’ve been struggling with against a … Continue reading

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You’ll both be familiar now with the build that’s been going on at the Maison des Girrafes for some time now. We’ve now entered that long asymptote known as ‘finishing touches’. Oh yes, the kitchen still hasn’t got a proper … Continue reading

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Saving Facebook

This is by way of a public service announcement for those who are ‘friends’ of mine on Facebook, or think they are but aren’t, or who would like to be, or for people who think they are ‘friends’ of mine … Continue reading

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Conversations With My Agent About E-Books

A year ago they were rarer than a very rare thing. There were more of them six months ago, but now they are everywhere – rare is the commute in which I don’t see at least one, and, notwithstanding inasmuch … Continue reading

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It Has Not Escaped Our Notice #6

Just dropped in for a byte…

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As you both know, I am not a great fan of manned space exploration. To qualify that, though, I think the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS) constituted an expensive distraction after the heroic Apollo missions, during which … Continue reading

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As a musician, I’m more of a performer than a recorder. Although I have been in studios many times, I simply don’t have the patience and attention to detail that you need for making a good recording. A lot of … Continue reading

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