Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Orville tv series)

 I started watching the Orville tv series when it first launched, to be honest I wasn't expecting a lot. Written and staring Seth Macfarlane of Family Guy fame. Sadly films and series staring the writer have a nasty habit of being terrible. The Orville is different, it works, and it works well.
 The idea is a sort of Star Trek spoof, but in fact while having some comedy especially in the early episodes it's turned into a proper science fiction show that stands on it own, with good stories.

Waynes rating 8/10 well worth a watch if you like science fiction.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Red Dwarf last ever series??? (spoiler alert)

 The week saw the end of series 12 of Red Dwarf. The series has been different is a few ways but over the last two episode we've had sort of "flashbacks" of the first ever series, it's a bit like the series is paying homage to it's origin before it stops.
 We've seen Lister back in his first uniform and back in the setting we first see him in episode one of the first series, munching a pie with a cigarette in his ear.
 We have Rimmer back in his original uniform, Holly back, Captain Hollister returned, and lastly the old sleeping quarters.
 I hope it's not the end of Red Dwarf. But if it is goodbye and thanks for the laughs.

Yeah the boys from the dwarf!!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fitbits Blaze (review)

 The Fitbits Blaze is a fitness tracker watch.
 It's able to track steps, heart rate (resting and active) monitor smart phone notifications, link to your music, give guided breathing relaxation sessions, has reminders to move, sleep monitoring and lots of other features.
 It's claimed to have a 5 day battery life, although many people claim it's more like 2 days.
 So whats it like to use?  Well first off it's big and chunky, the squarish design tends to catch on shirt sleeves or bag straps. The heart rate monitor seems pretty accurate, I'm not so sure about the step counter, that seems...  lets say optimistic and be kind, just swinging your arm counts as a few steps on my model.

Things I don't like.  First off the charging system if frankly bonkers, you take the firbits off your wrist then push the black part of the watch out of the frame, this then drops into a box with a frame on the front that plugs into a usb.  Really taking the bloody thing apart was the best idea they came up with?
 My issue with this is it's going to stress the thinish frame and sooner or later thats going to break, then I'm worried about the watch part falling out the front and loosing it. Now I know it's not suposed to be able to do that but I'm just not convinced
 Then theses the water proofing issue. This is a fitness tracker for outdoors types, yet it's only water resistant, WTF?  Theres no good reason whey this isn't waterproof, there 2 contacts on the back for charging no USB socket, so no problem making that part watertight.

 Ok is it worth the £150 which is the going rate at the time I write this...  Well no is my answer, you could pay a bit more and get the supposedly miles better Apple watch, or pay a lot less and get a heart monitor watch. Ok it won't have all the functions on a fitbits but to be honest 90% people will never use much more than the basics.

Mountains and dry sone walls

Some pics of guess what... Yes the title did rather give it away.

The dark woods (for halloween)

 Nothing to be scared of in this delightfull killer clown filled woods.......