Got into work this morning… My SETI account has just gone past the 4,000,000 of Cobblestones of computation mark. Yeeaaaah! I’m now position 771 in the UK out of 102,000 users.

If your interested in joining, use this link




My new blog

Don’t forget my blog for the next year has moved to or you can still get there by using

If and when I get time, I still plan to host the site myself. Perhaps over xmas I will find the time to migrate it. Hope everyone still follows me?

Waste packaging

Ordered a new CD from Amazon which arrived today in a huge oversized box. In Europe there are a number of directives to reduce unnecessary packaging:

The Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 2003 and the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 (as well as their amendments), implement in the United Kingdom the EC Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste (94/62/EC).

“packaging volume and weight must be the minimum amount to maintain necessary levels of safety, hygiene and acceptance for the packed product and for the consumer”

Someone forgot to tell Amazon! This box is big enough to safely transport 30 CD’s.

Great CD though..



Tin Star

I have been binge watching the excellent new series, Tin Star starring Tim Roth. Love the series and love the soundtrack each week. I tried looking to see if you could purchase the soundtrack but its not available yet. However there are plenty of sites offering track listings.

Spent an hour today buying tracks from Amazon, Ebay, ITunes and from IAMX’s own website to get hold of all the tracks.

Artists include Good Company, IAMX, The Crooked Brothers, Willis Earl Beal, Rouge Rouge, The Entrance Band, Leonard Cohen, Bert Jansch, Agnes Obel, Richard Walters, Francoise Hardy, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Nick Nolan

Brik Greetings Cards

Another crowdfunded purchase has arrived. I already some some Lego compatible Brik Tiles but my greeting cards that allow you to create your own Lego inspired greetings cards have arrived.

You get a pack of 4 cards with no words inside but the front has a Lego compatible square that you can make up your own designs. They also supply a large bag of  multicoloured 1×1 briks and a template to help you get started. Looking forward to giving some out at Christmas.


Nimuno Loops Toy Block Tape

My Indiegogo crowdfunded purchase of Lego compatible tape finally arrived recently from Europe. I received 6 packs of different colour tape that allow you to make wall mounted creations. The tape is removable, reuseable and not supposed to mark the wall – more on this after I test it.

It also came with a little purple Nimonkey minifigure.

I was a little disappointed that it took longer to arrive than it should have done. I received an email detailing some shipping delays to the U.K and yet Smyths Toys had theirs in stock at least a month before me. Is this large scale purchasing power versus the little people?

i’m hoping to make some sort of IoT moving lego creation using these tapes.