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Welcome to Kellos.uk – a site where the random ramblings of David Bowring are shared.

I’m a guy from the UK, I’ve lived here all my life. I work in IT in Technical Operations role which I’m passionate about.

I enjoy gaming, drone freestyle and racing as well as photography (the black and white images on this site are my own). 

I intend to keep adding to my site so I hope there’s something of interest to read in my blog (if not now, then later). 

Finally, if you’d like to get in touch, please use the contact page as I’d love to hear from you.  You can use the social links below to follow me.

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Our cats

We recently adopted a rescue cat called Mowgli. He’s a bit scared of noises, but he’s a very friendly boy. Our other cat Ruby is slowly (very slowly) warming to the idea of having another cat in the house.

New PC Cinebench Benchmarks

Time to benchmark my new Intel I7-9700K. Cinebench is a free app that will use each core individually to render an image. Essentially the quicker it completes, the higher the score. The more cores you have and the faster the clock speed of each core, the better the results.

Chilli growing contest at work

Several months ago we decided to have a departmental chilli growing contest.  One department suddenly got an aphid infestation no amount of spray could sort out.  Today, by post, a package arrived with 25 live ladybirds that have now been deployed!  Just another day in the office…

Quadcopter / Racing Drones

My biggest hobby is flying quadcopters (or as some call them; drones).  I’m not really interested in flying around with a huge camera underneath, taking nice photos..  What I do is shove some goggles on my face and fly my quad at 70 mph as if I’m sitting in the pilots seat!


Currently I’m flying a QAV-R for racing, and a Chameleon for having a blast.


Here are a couple of my favourite videos, check them out.

Gaming

I’ve been into gaming since I was very young.  I used to play games on my grandparent’s Spectrum 48K at the age of about 5.


I’m mainly playing games on the PC or PlayStation if I’m looking to relax.  I’m always up for a FPS, but I also like RPG and turn based games.  One of my all time favourite games is XCOM, I’ve played the various releases of that since I was around 16.

Corsair Obsidian 500D SE

My PC specs:

Corsair Obsidian 500D SE
Intel i7-9700K
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB DDR4 3000MHz
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC edition 8GB 11Gbps GDDR5X
1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2
Corsair H115i PRO
Dell S2716DG 27″ G-SYNC 1440p 144Hz 3D monitor
Logitech Orion Spark G910
Logitech Spectrum G502

Console wise, it’s always been PlayStation (well OK, Sega Mega Drive originally).