Author Archives: ernie


Nice to have a few days off social media (except testing one scheduled tweet).

To take my mind off the mother of my daughter returning to being an arse about access to my little girl. After having months of having days a month with her, her mother now seems to think it’s fine to cut that to a few hours a month.

Any way to take my mind off all that I have being doing interesting work at work. Tasked to set up a confidential mental health survey. Setting up a mobile network to be used overseas. Importantly taking a break from staring at my iPhone, iPads and MacBook and all those social media platforms I piss my life into.

The loss of my best friend over the weekend hit home. It’s the people that have stuck with you through life, they’re the ones that deserve your attention.

Now for a few days off work. Catch up with family, then look into having a proper holiday.

Any way it’s Greek Week at Lidl and I want to go get some stuffed vine leaves. Till next time.


Wonder why Apple made the iMac Pro and rammed it full of memory and Gucci cores? Install MacOS High Sierra Beta 2. Memory hungry isn’t the word, it’s a memory murderer.

Yes I know it’s beta and Apple will hopefully address the memory hunger in the final version. This beta is untestable for me at the moment.

Wet Shaving

I have tried and do like double edge shaving, but it is not a thing I can do every day before heading out to work, very time consuming. 

Like most blokes I am always on the look out for an alternative to the expensive Gillette cartridge razors. I have tried a lot, spent way to much trying all comers.

These are the three I kind of rate.

Cornerstone. Cornerstone have a new cartridge and have had to redesign their razor. Though the new blades are sharp the the actual shave is not that close and takes several passes to achieve anything you want to leave the house with. This razor sadly is more style over function.

Gruum. Gruum were new to me until last month. The handle is very cumbersome, but the blades are sharp and provide a close shave. Not sure what the roller bar before the blades actually does. 

King of Shaves. King of Shaves will not be winning any design awards with this one. Seems to use the same cartridge as the Gruum system. Offers a close shave. Though after the third shave the blades seemed to dull quite quickly. 

The one out of the three that I would recommend is the King of Shaves. Close shave and very very cheap. 

But like most blokes I will pick up Gillette when they are on offer in the shops, sorry it is the best cartridge razor out there. 

Audio Testing #AudioMo

This is a quick test post of an audio app that I have been kindly allowed to beta test, thank you Kosso.

If it all goes well this is the app I’ll use for the #AudioMo challenge in June. 

This post was written and posted using the iOS WordPress mobile app so hoping the video embed works. 


The Pink n Whites of today do not taste like the ones from the early 80’s. The pink food colouring back then had a unique taste and complimented the tonne of sugar in each Pink n White. 

Not enough sugar and not enough food colouring in today’s Pink n Whites. Ahhhh memories.