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Holy Trinity of the Startup

Posted: June 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

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So the box arrived and after the usual account creation and firmware update that every device seems to need these days we were up and running.

The light switch (appliance module) from TKD was recognised immediately, the Everhome 3-in-1 took a little longer to appear as I got impatient waiting for all 3 devices to appear as I kept trying to re-include the device!!

Happy to report that the unit has now replaced several old manual time switches, is talking nicely to the lounge XBMC box and is returning info from various points in the house.

Now I need to keep an eye on eBay/sales to get hold of more sensors.

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Posted: December 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

Great concept and visually not bad, but to be honest it was let down by the cast.

Debenhams Plus

Posted: February 18, 2013 in Rants, Uncategorized
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In the unlikely event that you feel the urge to buy white goods from Debenhams Plus (http://www.debenhamsplus.com/) please don’t.

They have spectacularly dropped the ball on providing working goods and then even being able to provide a replacement. Ordered a washer dryer from them on 23rd January and after providing a machine that had a broken drain pipe I was forced to wait for a Hotpoint engineer to turn up and repair. He then informed me that the machine was basically so badly damaged that it shouldn’t have even left the warehouse, let alone be delivered to a customer.

Replacement was due in 5 working days…. that became 3 weeks, that became unknown…. finally got the hump and cancelled the order.

Ordered machine from John Lewis – came within 3 days. Works. End of.

Irony is, that after all that, it’s not even Debenhams – they basically outsource these things to some ApplianceDirect or ApplianceOnline outfit.

The moral of the story is… although it may be a famous brand on the front – perhaps you should check who actually does the work…..

Blog move

Posted: February 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

Well with the news that Posterous is closing down (thanks Twitter), I’ve migrated my few musings across to WordPress. Excuse the chaos while I find the time to tidy up and re-tag/categorise these ramblings.

Apple

Posted: March 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

Apparently something to do with Apple was released yesterday….. if
you really care, I’m sure you can find something about it.

Grippity

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

Ages ago (Nov 2010) I posted a link to a site that proposed a
transparent keyboard that you typed on the back of.

Well it looks like they’re now up for pre-orders – http://www.grippity.com/

Still waiting for a review copy.