Inspiration Comes from Living

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. Anais Nin What inspires you? Perhaps it is seeing someone else – someone you love or just someone you’ve ‘met’ on twitter – accomplish something great. How about witnessing someone overcome adversity of some kind. Or maybe it’s the sheer beauty of

Review: iPhone 5 Dock from Mobile Fun

Docks are designed to allow you to sync and charge your phone while it is sat upright on your desk or bedside table. This one (showing off my very dusty iPhone!) is from Mobile Fun. The dock is good for charging and syncing your phone with your computer, as well as plugging into the mains

Cordies Cable Tidy

The second Quirky product I was sent to try by Find Me A Gift (the other one is here) was this Cordies Cable Tidy. It is designed to sit on your computer desk and keep all your cables organised. I was sent the metal version of the product which has a really nice look to

Cake Through Your Letterbox

Recently I received an email titled “Cake Review Opportunity” that said: “[we] send personalised cakes for any occasion through your letter box”. You do what? Cake through my letterbox? Don’t be silly. Not actually pushed through the letterbox. It would fall on the floor and crumble into oblivion. Or get stepped on at the sorting

Pebble E-Paper Watch for iPhone

I spotted this in a tweet today and wow, I want one. Pebble is a watch that you can customise by installing your choice of apps, and that connects to your smartphone (iOS or Android) using bluetooth. With a high resolution e-paper display (like you get on Kindle) it promises to be sharp and very

Year in Photos (11 Mar 11)

The news today coming from Japan is heartbreaking.  Earthquake, tsunami, fire, flooding, explosions… just terrible.  My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this natural disaster. 11/03/11: Do disasters like this seem worse now we can watch everything live?

Year in Photos (30 Nov 2010)

We pretty much completed the move into our new building at work today… so I thought rather than using a photo of the snow for my Year in Photos snap today I’d share a pic of my new desk all set up and ready to start some proper work tomorrow. (Snow pics to come a

Year in Photos (5 Aug 2010)

It’s new PC time in the Splodz household, which means we’ve currently got components piled up in the office ready for the build… some of them make great subjects for some photography.  The build is taking place this weekend so I’ll see if I can get some more pics. 05/08/10: CPU Cooler for the new

Year in Photos (29 July 2010)

This is where I spend quite a lot of my time… looking at a keyboard.  Ok so I don’t really look at it very much!  Did you know that a keyboard is said to be one of the most unhealthy places in a workplace or at home?!  I should clean this one! 29/07/10: Mmmm clean!

Year in Photos (10 Jan 2010)

I struggled with today’s photograph as I’ve not done anything all day.  It’s not very often that I spend a whole day inside, but today I have been able to do just that – it’s been lovely!  Some friends suggested a photo of where I’ve been all day… Sunday 10 January 2010  10/01/10: I’ve had