November 2nd, 2013

marcus 2013

If you like earphones...

...which I don't...

Morgans latest email is a special BOGOF offer on iHip noise-reducing ear phones at £4.95

If you enter the promo code EAR495 when you order any of these you get a second one free.

I have no idea if these are any good or not - their ad says "arguably equivalent to branded models like DRE Beats which are £75 or more," but of course the moon is "arguably made of green cheese" for certain values of arguably.

The usual warning - I used to work part-time for Morgans (or rather, to the company that owned that name before the business was sold to the current mail order people) so tend to pay more attention to their ads than their competitors, there may be better deals around.
marcus 2013

Today's Portobello Road Bargain...

...was an Apple Bluetooth keyboard - the silvery type which now comes with their desktop computers - for £2!

It's missing the battery cap but I've applied my razor-sharp technical skills to the problem and improvised a temporary replacement out of a paper-clip and the end of a felt-tip marker, and it works well with the iPad. There seem to be several people selling replacement caps on eBay but since they're all in Hong Kong I think I'll try the Apple Store first - I suspect that I shall then laugh at their prices and order one from Hong Kong, but it never hurts to ask.

Not sure I really need two bluetooth keyboards when I only have one iPad and everything else uses wired keyboards, but it's somewhat easier to type on than the Logitech board, should be handy when I use it at home.
marcus 2013

TV show meme

Seen several times, most recently on selenak's blog.

- Bold all of the following TV shows of which you've seen 3 or more episodes.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk * if you have at least one full season on tape or DVD
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).

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