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Ring Stick Up Cam

About two weeks ago, one of my colleagues reported that her house had been burgled during the daytime when everyone was out. Apparently there is a gang of burglars operating in the area where she lives.They seem to target victims whom they think may have cash and jewelry stashed away at home – and avoid taking things which can be traced e.g. laptops, tablets etc. The frightening thing is that they somehow managed to deactivate the house alarm, so it was rendered useless.

And this week we had a visit from a police officer one evening who informed us that a neighbour had been burgled that day in the daytime. The police were going around to ask if any of the neighbours had noticed anything suspicious. With things like that happening close to home, we felt the need to increase the monitoring of our premises particularly when we are out. As we feel that the Ring Video Doorbell works really well, we decided to buy their Stick Up Cam for use in our backyard. Continue reading Ring Stick Up Cam

Frey & Winkler Air Active Comfort Nose Pads

A few weeks ago, I noted that the Gel nose pad I had mounted on my glasses had started leaking and was no longer providing adequate support. This is probably the third time that the gel nose pads have leaked and needed replacing. Hence I had to look for alternative nose pads. I finally settled on the German made Frey & Winkler Air Active comfort nose pads from Amazon.co.uk. Continue reading Frey & Winkler Air Active Comfort Nose Pads

Blackberries and Apples

This thread is not about mobile phones, but of freshly picked fruits. Over the weekend, while we were walking to our Village Hall, we passed by the village park. This was when we noted that there were blackberry bushes which were bearing ripe fruit ready for the picking. Needless to say, when we went home, we took two empty baskets and made our way back out to pick the blackberries. Continue reading Blackberries and Apples

Coosa Wi-Fi Smart UK Plug

Recently I had an issue with the home electrics tripping, which resulted in all the appliances cutting out. When power was restored, I realised that my D-Link Smart Plugs were not automatically reconnecting to the Router. And it took a fair bit of time to get 2 of them to work, and the remaining 2 I simply could not reconnect. Hence I had to look for an alternative. It needed to be priced right, easy to setup, controllable through Alexa and have a better App interface for controlling the plug. Continue reading Coosa Wi-Fi Smart UK Plug

New York and Washington – Infrared

Here I have compiled the infrared images from my recent trip to America which particularly stand out to me; I have not included those of the Statue of Liberty & Liberty Island as they have already been posted. These were taken with my Olympus E-PL5 using the 14-42mm kit lens and a 650nm infrared filter. Images were processed with Capture One Pro 10 which I have upgraded to recently. Continue reading New York and Washington – Infrared

Holiday trip to America

It has been a week since my return from USA but I had been working every single day since my return. Hence there has been no time to process the photos from our 12 day trip to America, much less post on my website. But now that I have my first day of rest since coming back to England, I thought I would share some photos taken from the trip as well as some things I learnt from this trip. Continue reading Holiday trip to America

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