Archive for March, 2013

Happy Easter to one and all

31/03/2013 1 comment

Alleluia…He has risen!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish one and all a very Happy Easter. God bless you and your family.

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Sunderland vs Manchester United

30/03/2013 Leave a comment

Sunderland take on mighty Manchester United at the Stadium Of Light in about 8 hours time. I will be working tonight so I will not have access to my computer to watch the game. Instead, I will be watching it from my mobile phone. Sunderland’s manager Martin O’Neill, in my eyes a very respected manager, is going to go all out to avoid relegation. We will be fighting to retain our 15 point lead over Manchester City. It is going to be a tough game tonight but I am sure that we will be victorious!

************ EDITOR’S NOTE **********

It was a pretty scrappy game but I must say that we had a very good defence. Manchester United won the game 1 – 0. By winning, Manchester United were 18 points clear of Manchester City but it only lasted a couple of hours. The lead dropped to 15 points with Manchester City’s win over Newcastle. But back to the Sunderland vs Manchester United match. One unlikely outcome was the sacking of Martin O’Neill. I mean, I know The Black Cats are facing relegation but that is no way to treat a good manager like Martin O’Neill. I think that the sacking was totally uncalled for. But then again, this is only my opinion as I am not the owner of Sunderland AFC.

Glory Glory Manchester United!

Holy Saturday

30/03/2013 2 comments

Today is Holy Saturday.

Holy Saturday (Latin: Sabbatum Sanctum), sometimes known as Easter Eve or Black Saturday, is the day after Good Friday. It is the day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week in which Christians prepare for Easter. It commemorates the day that Jesus Christ’s body laid in the tomb. Holy Saturday is sometimes called Easter Saturday.

This year’s Holy Saturday falls on a very sombre day for me as well. It is the anniversary of the death of my father.

Have a meaningful Holy Week all. God bless you all

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Happy Good Friday all. Remember, its a day of fasting and abstinence

29/03/2013 Leave a comment

This is the day when we as Catholics commemorate the day that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Have a meaningful Holy Friday and God bless you all.

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Huntkey CarMate S102 USB adapter

28/03/2013 Leave a comment

I took part in a contest and won this. And all I was looking for was the brand of the AC adapter that was shipped with my TP-Link router, which happened to be a Huntkey one as well. So when I went to their website, there was this contest on so I thought to myself, what the hell, let us give it a try. Before you know it, I got an email a few weeks later telling me that I had won 6th prize in that contest. A pleasant surprise this is. Apparently, this car-cigarette lighter socket USB adapter is what I have apparently won. Thank you Huntkey. It is a pleasure and if I may say so, I think that your products are built very well and I will definitely be buying more of them

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Sony APR24 multi-track tape recorder

27/03/2013 1 comment

Back in the day, almost 23 years ago, I was using this in a recording studio. This Sony APR 24 analogue multitrack recorder was the best…great sound, awesome performance and an al-in-all great machine. I remember the capstan looked like it was made of ivory. You can see it here in this photo…and this one looks stained. We used to use Ampex 456 studio mastering tape on this machine and many a mix poured forth from this machine. Absolutely fantastic machine and just the picture of this basking in the dim glow of the studio lights brings back memories of those years working in a recording studio. Yep. We had good stuff!

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JBL Control Now speakers

26/03/2013 Leave a comment

I was tasked once to replace these speakers that were installed outside a pub because they gave up the ghost. At first, I was pretty impressed by these JBL speakers, the Control Now series. It seems that there are two versions of these speakers – the Control Now and the Control Now AW which is meant for external use. Apparently, the ones that were installed outside the pub were not the all-weather series of these Control Now models because they gave up the ghost and I was called in to replace them with some good all-weather speakers. But I must admit…they are nice speakers and they can be mounted in many different configurations, since they are shaped like quadrants. You can get four of them and make them into a circular array.

Interesting speakers…you have to agree with me on that. Specifications-wise, this what I have on these speakers:

  • Maximum recommended amplifier power : 150W
  • Power handling: 50W Continuous/300W peak
  • Frequency response: 80Hz – 30kHz (–6dB)
  • Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 90dB @ 1 Watt/1 meter
  • Crossover point: 2kHz
  • Crossover slope: 18dB/Octave (LF Driver);
  • 36dB/Octave (HF Driver)
  • LF drivers: Dual 4″ (200mm) PolyPlas shielded
  • HF driver: 3/4″ (19mm) Titanium laminate, shielded

I like the design of them though. Very innovative!

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