Wednesday, 30 December 2009


Argyle Til I Die

A new Plymouth Argyle football forum I've found. It has a section for people living abroad too here.

I just hope they can scrabble out of the doldrums soon ...

Wednesday, 23 December 2009


Google Chrome : Issues ... fixed?

Well, it's been possible to fix the below issues to some extent; from Dashboard>Settings>>> opt for new editor.

This works to some extent in that it is possible to attach a URL to the image, but it throws up alignment issues with the graphic. So for the moment I'm sticking to FireFox and the old BlogSpot editor to compile these articles.

The music streaming issue has been more successful, by adding the italicised script into the embedded routine:

<embed autostart="false" loop="false" src="http://www.URL.com/.../BlogTune.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" height="16" width="220"></embed>

Google Chrome : Issues?

Recently I've started using Google Chrome as my browser. Generally I find it very good, but I have found a few issues with it.

The most general problem is that, occasionally, pages will not load and the screen stays blank with no reported error. Even a reload doesn't fix this.

However, I am finding a more specific problem using this blogspot editor with Chrome; it doesn't seem possible to compile a graphic link like the Chrome image to the left, instead just substituting the graphic url for the page url.

So, I've reverted to FireFox when compiling the blog.

I can't find any reference to this anywhere ...

Chrome/Blogspot editor throws up this code:

<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nK-wrCuacfU/SzIEbVvBtkI/AAAAAAAAE48/nOXiZSq4doM/s1600-h/chrome.png"><img style="float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 150px; height: 150px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nK-wrCuacfU/SzIEbVvBtkI/AAAAAAAAE48/nOXiZSq4doM/s400/chrome.png" border="0" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5418398169417496130" /></a>

Firefox/Blogspot editor:

<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://www.google.com/chrome"><img style="margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; float: left; cursor: pointer; width: 150px; height: 150px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nK-wrCuacfU/SzIDWzWlGZI/AAAAAAAAE40/ov-onUiLMy0/s400/chrome.png" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5418396991957047698" border="0" /></a>

And I've just noticed another issue; FireFox obeys the autostart="false" command on the music streamer at the top rh of this page ... Chrome just starts regardless ...

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Retro Vintage Blog

Just found this blog ... reminds me of my Connoisseur turntable and Audio-Technica arm ...


PS: can't seem to link graphic to web address, so try this: http://itishifi.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Found; a home for my hifi

So far so good. I'll go through the components individually a bit later on.


It's distinctly British looking; small stand-mounted speakers - Quad 11L2s - and components tuned to the European ear, although manufactured by Marantz.

Most stuff has been brought in from the UK, suitcase by suitcase and powered through a 110v>220v converter.

The turntable, a Pro-Ject Classic Cherry, has had a new 110v/60Hz motor fitted by me. It awaits an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge and accurate alignment and adjustments.

I'm also playing with a powered sub-woofer - hidden behind the tables, but this is from a home cinema system and is not very musical. I'd like to try again with a kit I built in the UK which gave seamless results.

If you look carefully, you can also see a Cambridge DacMagic with a USB cable stretching out to my laptop ... This is giving very interesting and encouraging results ... hifi from a computer. More soon ...

Monday, 14 December 2009

Okay ... so I didn't try that hard ...

... but I am back ...


Big developments on the computer/digital interface front and my hifi has found a home.

More soon ...

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