Hanging a large TV on the wall “without wires showing”

The wall in question (removing a picture revealed the power supply, albeit one from a light fitting) Assuming that I am competent with a drill and can manage the TV mounting bracket here are the main issues: Power to the TVAudio out from the TV into my existing 5.1 amplifierCoaxial connection for standard TV signal... Continue Reading →

Using Drum Kits from a Roland MC-101 or MC-707 from within FL Studio

FL Studio already has a great "MPC -like" drum editor called the FPC (more info here) but this uses the drum samples that sit on your hard drive so what happens if you want to utilise the kits from an MC-101 - and specifically audition the kits at Mix Down to see if other kits... Continue Reading →

What are these birds doing?

So I happened to be down the end of our garden this morning when I spotted these two. They carried on like this for several minutes (I have more footage!). At first I assumed that they had found something that they were both eating but then they moved around the garden performing similar moves -... Continue Reading →

Changing a Sit On Mower Cutting Blade

Although I have had this mower professionally serviced before now it has always been quite a long winded (and expensive) operation involving the service centre ("Cheltenham Mowers") dispatching a van to both pick up and then re-deliver the mower after the work has been done. On this occasion the mower blade had become warped as... Continue Reading →

Creating a Vegetable Patch

Another Covid-19 project - we have a large area in our garden that some 25 years ago was indeed a vegetable patch but has now got so hopelessly overgrown that it cannot be described as anything anymore. I decided to see if I could turn a piece of it into a new vegetable patch and... Continue Reading →

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