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Simple iPad wall mount for your campervan.

At the end of full travel day Kelly, Juno and I quite enjoy settling down for a little bedtime Netflix. You know….in bed. We could simply play a movie through Ripley’s TV but it is situated way up front, a little too far away to watch comfortably from the boudoir. Until now we have been […]

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Things I did not accomplish today.

Before leaving for work this morning Kelly reminded me: “don’t forget to vacuum the house and mop the kitchen floors today Ian, OK?” A list of things I have not accomplished today: Completed first nude free solo summit of Mt Kilimanjaro by pogo stick. Solved the philosophical so-called ’hard problem’ of human consciousness. Recorded back […]

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How to stop the internet tracking you.

Following my last post about dropping out of FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram I have had a few people asking me: Is there anything else I can do to stop big these corporations from gathering data from me & tracking my browsing whilst I am online? Im not really up to anything illegal and its kinda […]

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Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. No.

A quick update just in case anyone is wondering why I have suddenly gone all quiet on social media.  As you might know I closed down my Facebook account a few years ago (for many reasons including these) and have not regretted it for a moment. I have continued to use Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) and […]

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Clean Shave, Dirty Planet

I shave my head. A lot. Every second or third day usually.Because when you have a head as anatomically good looking as mine, you shouldn’t hide it under a hairy distraction. No? But personal grooming narcissism has a cost. Recently Kelly and I have been taking inventory of all our plastic waste generation in an […]

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The hidden iPhone app you don’t even know you need.

Perhaps you already know about this, but I just found out about a hidden setting on the iPhone that is super useful. The setting is called Magnifier. It turns the iPhone camera into a pretty nifty magnifying glass. To turn it on do this: Goto Settings. Goto General Goto Accessibility (on iOS 13 I believe […]

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How to fold your stuff.

One of my jobs today was to bring in the washing. Simple. Since retiring I have totally rebelled against unnecessary ironing (which I hate). So I like to get my T-shirts fresh off the washing line and fold & stack them neatly. In my opinion, this leaves them totally un-crumpled enough for wearing proudly without […]

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How to call an ambulance.

Perhaps you are out travelling on the road, or away on holidays, or perhaps you are just minding your own business at work when it happens.Making a triple zero (000) call for an ambulance is usually going to be a stressful and difficult experience. Taking a little time now to read about what happens when […]

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UHF radio installation.

Today’s task was to install a UHF radio in Ripley ready for our upcoming trip.I’ve been putting it off for a while now because….well because I have an electronic DIY aptitude only marginally higher than a jellyfish. I had done some online research and watched a few YouTube videos and it didn’t seem too difficult […]