two dead Jawbone up devices

do not buy a Jawbone UP, or buy from Selfridges

Whilst Karenne and I were in London in July this year, I bought two Jawbone UP2 devices from Selfridges. What a mistake that was.

engraved image of samuel johnson

how to prove you are a fool

‘Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. Samuel Johnson

a glass of espresso fredo

espresso fredo

Whilst I was in Italy this year, I was introduced to the most marvellous iced coffee. What I discovered was “espresso fredo”, or cold espresso coffee.

the art of konny steding

gallery: the art of konny steding

Our favourite street artist.

apple watch

I do not get the Apple Watch

I have been living with an Apple Watch for the last 2 months, and I just do not understand what all the fuss is about.

a piece of sous vide rump steak, cut to show inside

sous vide rump steak

A steak that tastes of steak, cooked to your exact taste, perhaps served with a sauce, or herb butter, accompanied by a salad sounds simple. Getting it all right is not difficult, but getting it right consistently is somewhat harder.

sunbeam sous vide machine

the best kitchen appliance I ever bought

So what is sous vide cooking? Simply, it is cooking sealed food in a precisely controlled water bath, and this post discusses it.

the art of konny steding

graffiti or street art?

Until an epiphany in Paris earlier this year, I thought that street art was a politically correct, apologist euphemism for graffiti.

abstract technology devices and a globe

home networks – part 1

This is the first post in a series about the home, networks and the wider internet. This series will explain why I have decided on the design of our home network.