February 18, 2011 at 7:10 am | Uncategorized | No comment

I knew this was going to be a mistake when I bought it, but it was cheap so I thought no better. Now I’ve got it, I’ve figured it was a stupid waste of £3.16

I bought the Dynamode USB 2.0 sound card as something my friend could have, since his laptop’s built in headphone jack generated hissing or random noises. However on trying it out on my laptop, I’ve since discovered it’s useless as the video below demonstrates.

I’m certainly not doing that again.

February 18, 2011 at 7:10 am | Uncategorized | No comment

October 13, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Uncategorized | No comment

One thing I’m regretting not taking with me to uni (and it’s probably for the best because the fire alarms are sensitive and these devices are fire hazards) is a soldering iron. Why in this case? One of my friend’s rock band drum kits wires has disintegrated and has now detached from the jack, rendering the thing unusable.

Easy to soldier back on! But I have no soldering iron. Grr 🙁

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October 13, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Uncategorized | No comment

July 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Uncategorized | No comment

I’ve finally managed to get a job at long last. It may be at TESCO, but it’s not a bad job compared to what I could be doing, stacking shelves and at the till. It’s a bit more than that.

The job involves me advising customers on electronic goods, including TV’s, laptops, digital camera’s, printers, even electronic blenders. Someone who’s been at the same job I’ve got into says it’s one of the better jobs at TESCO. Bit more info at http://www.tescotechsupport.com/.

I really wasn’t expecting to get the job, since originally ten applied and there were only two vacancies. That number went down to six on the day of the interview, with only four turning up (myself included). Two fell at the first hurdle (the technology test, which involved questions on technical knowledge, such as how many speakers are there in a 5.1 setup and name as many TV inputs as possible) and me and someone else (now co-worker) went and did the group interview as well as the role play. Then accepted (subject to legal terms) into the job. Open-mouthed smile

Also had a training session in the afternoon. All on a nice warm (not boiling) Saturday. Not complaining. Just waiting for the induction.

July 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Uncategorized | No comment

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