I was tasked to provide a door interlock system. The system comprises 3 doors and an airlock; plus some rules. Doors 1 is a 230V shutter to outside; door 2 is a 415V shutter to a clean area. Door 3 is a fire door into a sterile room. When door 1 is open neither doorsContinue reading “Thrown into it.”
I didn’t make it totally obvious but I got a new phone on Tuesday. A Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Initial reactions? The most obvious change from the Note 10 is the total 180 flip of the design. The buttons move from the left hand side of the chassis across to the right hand side.Continue reading “The Galaxy Note 20. The first few days.”
I’ve often seen people sharing “what’s in my bag” posts when it comes to tech. These people often traipse around carrying a huge backpack with dozens and dozens of cables, bricks, chargers, dongles. Well I’m the opposite. I’m a pocket guy and I have an absolute bare minimum of kit. I like everything the haveContinue reading “My Carry”
So after purchasing my new tablet (Tab S3 in case you missed it) I have now headed another step down the road to being totally USB C sufficient. USB C is the new de-facto charging standard which if rumours are correct might even be coming to Apple devices (yes, I know, Apple using a globalContinue reading “One port to rule them all?”
So, on Friday I saw a Galaxy Tab S3 in CeX (a chain of tech second hand shops). It was over £100 less than the full price in Currys and was actually in A1 condition. Not the 4G variant, but I can always tether to satisfy that problem. I decided to take the plunge asContinue reading “Of new tablets and stuff…”
It’s amazing how we all sit there with what in essence is a pocket computer in our pockets (think Blondie’s song “Picture this”). We constantly have to check on our social world, just in case we have missed something; and yet the real world around us passes is by. Getting a 4G smart watch madeContinue reading “Ditch the phone”
The astronomical society I’m a member of has just celebrated its 40th Birthday. It’s quite amazing to think that I’ve been a member on and off for 35 of those years! I first attended in 1982 and joined in 1983. I’ve watched us go from a tiny society of about 15 people, all the wayContinue reading “40 years!”
I hate crimping these things. It’s so annoying when you think it’s all good and then you realise a pair of wires have jumped over each other.