Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Gimp: Trim photos for required Aspect Ratio

I generally trim my photos for what I consider to be the best composition.


So I end up with a photo collection of odd shaped rectangles.

But sometimes it is necessary to trim them to a pre-defined aspect ratio, maybe for publication.

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Radio Caroline North: using the Manx Radio stream

Most of the time I listen to the Radio Caroline album channel.


But once a month, Radio Caroline North transmits from the Ross Revenge.

How can you receive these broadcasts if you are not within a reasonable distance of the transmitters?

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Firefox Developer Tools: a simple example

I don't use Developer Tools very often, so its a bit of a struggle remembering how to use them when I do.


Therefore this is a handy reminder to me (as much as anything) on how to make & test some simple edits.

I'm going to use the Gambas One forum as my test site for this example.

Saturday, 18 December 2021

My Prostate Cancer: what next?

My treatment finished some time ago


and I've seen a slow reduction in side-effects.

But what happens next?

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Radio Caroline: crank up the power!

Its happened, they've upped their power.


At last they have a new transmitter offering more power and better audio quality.

So its expected to improve reception, both in Caroline's target area and beyond.

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Monkeys in T-shirts

Margaret Thatcher was right.


There is no such thing as "society".

It turns out, we are just a bunch of T-shirt wearing monkeys!

Sunday, 19 September 2021

My new favourite 3D printer bed leveling method

Should I heat the extruder when bed leveling, or leave it cold?


If hot, how do I deal with oozing filament?

This is my new method which addresses these issues.

Saturday, 21 August 2021

3D Printing: humidity & keeping your PLA filament dry

It is generally agreed that you should try to keep your reels of PLA filament dry.


But I'm not sure that all suggested methods on the net make complete sense!

So here are my mad ramblings on storage and relative humidity.

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

3D Printing: filament grinding & nozzle blockage

My printer stopped printing part way through a print!


I'd never experienced this before...

...and I'm still not sure what the reason was for this problem.