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Loft Humidity

During the really cold weather in early December 2023, the relative humidity in my loft was 100% and condensation was literally dripping from the roofing felt onto the loft insulation and onto the odds and ends I have stored up there. I wondered about improving the soffit ventilation but a local roofing firm said it […]

Standby Power Consumption

Towards the end of August 2022, I tested the standby power consumption of the majority of my home electrical items and was able to reduce my daily energy consumption from around 6.5kWh to nearer 5kWh by switching off or unplugging items instead of leaving them on standby. The grey plot in the chart below shows […]

Black & White 35mm Film Photography

Solar Eclipse

October 25th 2022

Making Candles!

DSL/Broadband Router Watchdog

Finally got round to writing up my latest Arduino project and posting it on my main site.

Another PayPal Scam

Received an email this morning supposedly from PayPal. You can usually tell scams and phishing emails by the bad grammar and poor spelling but this one was almost perfect (click image to enlarge): I could almost have fallen for this one – until I saw the Subject header! 🙂 9/10 better luck next time ! […]

PayPal Phishing Scam

Just had this email supposedly from PayPal. The URL of the webpage you’re invited to visit looks quite like the genuine PayPal URL and the page looks pretty much identical… One to watch out for. (Click for larger image)

Virus Warning

Look out for an email like this one: The attachment looks like it’s for an invoice but it’s a virus.


I’ve had a “classic” Casio watch for longer than I can remember – the F-91W. It’s had a couple of new straps and, over the years, the face has become scratched so that it’s sometimes hard to tell 6’s from 8’s. So, I decided to treat myself to a new one. The F-91W is less […]