Posts tagged 'Review'

Thanks to Randolph Lalonde

Randolph Lalonde is a self published author who has written my current favourite sci-fi series Spinward Fringe. Yesterday he posted that he has now had more than 1 million downloads and is celebrating this achievement and 10 years of self publishing with a sale on all his books.

I have ...

Our Adventure Book

Last year, some friends came to visit and we went out to a local park, then stopped in a cafe for some food. While we were waiting for our food to arrive, our friends got out their adventure book. This is a notebook which they write in when they go ...

New Phone: Samsung Galaxy A0

After postponing as long as I could, I eventually accepted that I needed a new phone and bought one last weekend.

My requirements were:

  • Absolutely no bigger than my old phone. Size creep has been annoying me for many. I want something that can fit in my hand. This significantly ...

Thoughts on Antifragile

I have finished reading Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and my main feelings about it are those of frustration.

On the whole I did not like the book. I think I mostly agree with the author, but his style is so off putting that I can't see myself recommending ...

Thanks to The Practical Stoic Podcast

I would like to thank Simon Drew, for producing The Practical Stoic Podcast. Simon has been producing three episodes a week and has over 200 episodes now. He makes a very clear and patient presentation of many aspects of modern stoicism including lots of advice.

If you are curious about ...

Review: Banana Print

As part of my website rebranding, I decided to get some new business cards.

Previously I have used vista print but this time they just annoyed me with hidden shipping charges and lots of "offers" that meant that I couldn't tell if I was genuinely getting their best deal ...

Lunchtime Yoga

To weeks tomorrow I attended my first lunchtime yoga session. The sessions were have been hosted at work during Tuesdays and Thursdays for a few years now but I only considered joining in at the end of last year1. I decided to join in mostly because after doing the ...

Traditional Razors

Last year I was given a traditional safety razor as a present and I have been using it for the past year. My main reason for wanting to change to using the older style of razor was the environmental aspect. I didn't like using disposable razor heads. The mix ...

Review: Bitz and Bob

One of the joys of parenthood is getting to watch kid's TV, often the same episodes many times. It is nice to introduce the young ones to shows that you watched as a child but it is inevitable that you will have to watch some of the new shows ...

Review: Galaxy Trucker

Last night we had friends staying over with the aim of playing some board games together. It was a really pleasant evening catching up, though with all the chatting, it didn't leave as much time for games as we had wished.

In the end we only played the one ...

Recap: The Checklist Manifesto

Last night I finish reading The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. I remember hearing about the book when it first came out but have only just now got around to reading it. The book is about 75% explanation about how awsome checklists are in various fields such as aviation, medicin ...

Ready Player One

Ready Player One was one of the in flight movie options. I was waiting to watch it.

I loved it more than I was expecting. And I had high hopes.

Thanks to... Let Me Google That

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Abby Norman for her wonderful podcast series Let Me Google That.

Almost every day she picks a subject that interests her and does a five to 10 minute talk about it. These subjects can be on almost anything, the history of ...

Review: Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Plus Family Tent

Last night we tested out our new family tent. Previously we used a 4-man dome tent which worked well enough for two of us. It also was fine at EMF in 2016 when the weather was really hot, so we (two adults and a toddler) didn't mind hanging around ...

Thanks to.. DisasterCast

I recently found out about a podcast that was started back in January 2013 called DisasterCast.

A podcast about scary things and how to stop them happening.

It is presented by Drew Rae who I recognised from his contributions to The Pod Delusion a podcast I was listening to ...

Review - Stitch Master

Who

Stitch Master are a Tailors in Falkirk and I used them to take-in a couple of my old shirts that I do not use any more.

Why

I have trouble finding shirts that fit me well, even the slim fit shirts often feel loose around the waist.

I have ...

Review - Athleteshop

I recently bought a Basil Urban Fold Messenger bag from athleteshop.co.uk. Shortly after receiving the bag, they sent an email requesting a review of their site however the place to review it is their facebook page (and I am not currently using facebook).

As such, I have decided ...