Review (Of Sorts)

Christmastide 2020

Christmas started a couple of days ago for me – I recorded Roots Conversation and drank a bit, the gift giving started then. Scooby & K-Lo gave me a clear vinyl 2018 repress of Creation Rebel, Adrian Sherwood’s tour de force. It is right good. I gave them this photo…   It is a photo of their hound Ernie – imposed on a Spanish nobleman. I dig it if they don’t – but, I think…

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Procrastination

Can I Do It?

I have been thinking — I may set myself a challenge. Challenges are a good thing, they can better the individual. Let him take flight and overcome his obstacles. Why do I need a challenge? What is it I hope to do and what is it I hope to prove to myself? I hope to answer these questions as I blog in 2021… Well, I figure a straight forward challenge would be a #365BlogChallenge —…

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Review (Of Sorts)

Bai reMarkable 2 – Oh, Hai iPad!

Well, I quickly realised the reMarkable 2 was not for me. My writing needed a lot of correcting — it was the zen in my storm but I quite enjoy the storm – I like fiddling. I love gadgets. Having a tool per job is dandy — but if that tool has severely limited functionality then there is no need for it — especially when there are now iPad Pro’s. I originally bought the reMarkable…

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Review (Of Sorts)

reMarkable 2 Notes

It’s arrived! I am currently writing this Blog post on my reMarkable Tablet. It is unnecessary but ace. I liken it to buying my Dad a Christmas present: he has all that he needs and anything else will just be re-inventing the wheel….. still, it is a lot of fun! See, I was paid a ridiculous amount for my music career / web design work – it had to be invested back in to the…

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Creativity

An Experiment On Vimeo

Most people have heard of the video hosting service, Vimeo. It is a bit more like YouTube but more pretentious. A lot of videographers, artists, cinematographers and myself are on there. It is not that social, more a place to pop your portfolio and keep it there. Anyway, I made a still image movie with narration – I am not going to be updating my artist CV because of it, but it is something that…

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Procrastination

Lock Down 2.0 ~ This Time Its Personal

Lock down has been in place for a few weeks now, here in England. It should have come sooner – there by removing temptation to go out for a beer. And, quite what the schools are doing open is a mystery. I really feel for the Uni students – they should have been stopped from going to Halls. People are really suffering and I am powerless to help because I have come down with the…

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Procrastination

A Great Weekend, Overshadowed

Well, I am writing this Blog post as a way of keeping things in check – it is currently nearly half four in the afternoon and it might be a bit early for a weekend recap – but, I will go for it anyway. This weekend has been overshadowed by Johnson’s announcement about England entering Second Lock Down. About time really. Although, the plans of closing the pubs and the ‘non-essential’ shops are a tad…

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Creativity

Working With Lee Perry

I have been in contact with my hero, Lee Perry. Lee “Scratch” Perry is a massive influence on me and the music I make, when I am making Dub Reggae. Lee Perry is attributed with being the first person to use a sample in a pop record – before that is was the avant-garde who sampled exterior sound sources. It was a track called ‘Funny Little Boy’ – he took the recording of a baby…

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Procrastination Review (Of Sorts)

Military Grade Tech, Over Here!

A mesh network (or simply Meshnet) is a local network topology in which the infrastructure nodes (i.e. bridges, switches, and other infrastructure devices) connect directly, dynamically and non-hierarchically to as many other nodes as possible and cooperate with one another to efficiently route data from/to clients. And, my house now has a Mesh WiFi Network. With a mesh, the lack of dependency on one node allows for every node to participate in the relay of…

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Social

Check On Your Conspiracy Loving Friend

Please, go and check on your conspiracy loving friend – I guarantee that they are not okay right now. For the sake of History, we are currently trapped in the middle of a Pandemic. Covid-19 is spreading like wildfire and we are approaching flu season in the middle of the second wave. Brexit will hit hard and there are actual wild fires all over the world. The Police are turning in to a paramilitary wing…

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Creativity

I Made My First Instructional Video

I have just uploaded my first YouTube video that is semi-professional. Semi-professional, not in the quality but in that it was not a drunken whim. It took planning and preparation and I stand by it. I am proud of it. There were a few fluffed lines but… It is for Harrogate Community Radio – a community venture I am part of. The video is embedded on the Creao Studio channel and it seems to be…

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