David Bowring – Kellos.uk https://kellos.uk Random ramblings Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:46:38 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 https://kellos.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/cropped-profile-4-32x32.png David Bowring – Kellos.uk https://kellos.uk 32 32 41278469 Our cats https://kellos.uk/2019/our-cats/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=our-cats https://kellos.uk/2019/our-cats/#respond Sun, 11 Aug 2019 10:50:08 +0000 https://kellos.uk/?p=2261 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.

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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.

Mowgli in the garden
Ruby yawning

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New PC Cinebench Benchmarks https://kellos.uk/2019/new-pc-cinebench-benchmarks/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-pc-cinebench-benchmarks https://kellos.uk/2019/new-pc-cinebench-benchmarks/#respond Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:09:04 +0000 https://www.kellos.co.uk/?p=1075 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.

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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.

Got absolutely smashed by the CPU’s with a minimum of double the physical cores
It would have been interesting to see a comparison between an i7-8700K here.

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Chilli growing contest at work https://kellos.uk/2018/chilli-growing-contest-at-work/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chilli-growing-contest-at-work https://kellos.uk/2018/chilli-growing-contest-at-work/#respond Thu, 06 Sep 2018 11:32:56 +0000 https://www.kellos.co.uk/?p=240 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…

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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…

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No Man’s Sky crafting https://kellos.uk/2018/no-mans-sky-crafting/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=no-mans-sky-crafting https://kellos.uk/2018/no-mans-sky-crafting/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:05:25 +0000 https://www.kellos.co.uk/?p=201 This is not my work, but it’s very much appreciated.  I’m just storing it on my site as I was sent it, but not idea where it came from originally.

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This is not my work, but it’s very much appreciated.  I’m just storing it on my site as I was sent it, but not idea where it came from originally.

NMS Crafting Guide

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Item stolen from my Amazon delivery https://kellos.uk/2018/item-stolen-from-my-amazon-delivery/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=item-stolen-from-my-amazon-delivery https://kellos.uk/2018/item-stolen-from-my-amazon-delivery/#respond Tue, 24 Jul 2018 11:34:26 +0000 https://www.kellos.co.uk/?p=175 Yesterday I got a parcel delivered to work.  I eagerly opened the package expecting to find my new smartwatch but all that was in there was the screen protectors for it!  I checked my order, yep it was definitely supposed to be in that delivery. I called Amazon who were very helpful and are sending …

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Yesterday I got a parcel delivered to work.  I eagerly opened the package expecting to find my new smartwatch but all that was in there was the screen protectors for it!  I checked my order, yep it was definitely supposed to be in that delivery.

I called Amazon who were very helpful and are sending a replacement.  After inspecting the box more closely, I found that the bottom of the box has clear tape over the black Amazon tape.  It had been opened from the bottom and then taped back over!  Bastard!  I wonder where this happened, was it at the warehouse, or the delivery driver..?

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Pretty sweet loot box from Heroes of the Storm https://kellos.uk/2018/pretty-sweet-loot-box-from-heroes-of-the-storm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pretty-sweet-loot-box-from-heroes-of-the-storm https://kellos.uk/2018/pretty-sweet-loot-box-from-heroes-of-the-storm/#respond Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:26:45 +0000 https://www.kellos.co.uk/?p=169 Two legendary’s and an epic.  I’m not normally lucky! I’ve been playing for around probably around 5-6 weeks.  It’s a damn good game actually, and it’s free.  I’ve put a little bit of money into it, but no more than I’d have expected to pay for a game like this.  It’s got me a load …

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Two legendary’s and an epic.  I’m not normally lucky!

I’ve been playing for around probably around 5-6 weeks.  It’s a damn good game actually, and it’s free.  I’ve put a little bit of money into it, but no more than I’d have expected to pay for a game like this.  It’s got me a load of characters and I’m happy with it.

For anyone who wants to see the best game I’ve ever seen, then watch the video below.  I watched it live on twitch and it was really exciting.  One team (GenG) leading up to this series of matches hadn’t lost a single game all competition until they met Dignitas in the finals.   I never expected an e-sport game to get catch my attention like this!  I love Dignitas, but the team I truly support are Method.

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Updates https://kellos.uk/2018/updates/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=updates https://kellos.uk/2018/updates/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:51:31 +0000 https://www.kellos.co.uk/?p=154 So…  I’ve not posted anything in a while, so I thought I’d do a quick update. I went racing at Datona go karting track with Yvonne, it was our anniversary and we decided to do something different.  Everything was going OK, but I span out on one lap and from then on it seemed harder to control.  …

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So…  I’ve not posted anything in a while, so I thought I’d do a quick update.

I went racing at Datona go karting track with Yvonne, it was our anniversary and we decided to do something different.  Everything was going OK, but I span out on one lap and from then on it seemed harder to control.  I ended up crashing pretty hard into the tyre wall and instead of bouncing into it, I ended up going through and under it..  I fractured my knuckle and damaged some ribs.  Luckily though I captured it all on my Go-Pro 😀  You can watch it here.

Sadly our Chameleon Claude passed away on the 23rd of June.  He had a bone infection and was in pain, we took him to the vets to get antibiotics and pain relief, but a few hours later he was unable to even stand.  Seems like it was a bad reaction to the injections.  We took him to the vets the next morning and had to make the tough choice.  He’ll be missed, he was a character and very pretty.

That about wraps it up I think.  Until next time.

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Flying around Stewartby https://kellos.uk/2018/flying-around-stewartby/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=flying-around-stewartby https://kellos.uk/2018/flying-around-stewartby/#respond Mon, 07 May 2018 21:05:57 +0000 https://www.kellos.co.uk/?p=128 I had a blast flying around Stewartby.  I went up to Houghton House and then on to the brickworks.

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I had a blast flying around Stewartby.  I went up to Houghton House and then on to the brickworks.

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Yes, my Grandad invented the ‘Rubik cube’ https://kellos.uk/2017/frank-fox-rubik/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=frank-fox-rubik https://kellos.uk/2017/frank-fox-rubik/#comments Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:10:29 +0000 https://www.kellos.co.uk/?p=76 My Grandad was an inventor, and one of his best inventions (if he’d marketed it, and got the patent in a reasonable time) was a spherical version of the Rubik’s cube.  He invented it and applied for his patent two years before Rubik!  The game itself was not the same, but the principle behind moving …

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My Grandad was an inventor, and one of his best inventions (if he’d marketed it, and got the patent in a reasonable time) was a spherical version of the Rubik’s cube.  He invented it and applied for his patent two years before Rubik!  The game itself was not the same, but the principle behind moving parts was essentially the same thing.

I don’t go running around telling everyone I meet about this, but when I do mention it, nobody tends to believe me until I tell them to go look it up..  Here’s a copy of his patent: GB1344259 – Amusement Device – Spherical 3x3x3

The other invention that I remember the most as a kid was GB2134687A – Display Apparatus – “The Box”.  This was a small wooden box that would plug into audio equipment.  It had a diamond shape set of LED’s that would show the phase of stereo sound.  Mono would just show up as a vertical line right through the middle.  One of the benefits of this device was there were no moving parts, so it was much quicker to respond than a volume unit meter with a needle which was the norm back then.

Granada Studios bought some from him for use on Coronation Street back in the 80’s.  ‘The Point’ in Milton Keynes wanted a huge one that would fill a wall as it’s a very mesmerising light show, but backed out when found out how expensive it would be.

I’m really pleased to see that someone has developed a software version of this invention.  Not only that, but they took the time to research a little about my Grandad.  You can see Chris Allinson’s work here.  Chris, if you see this, I’d love for you to get in touch with me!

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Steam summer sale! https://kellos.uk/2017/steam-summer-sale/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=steam-summer-sale https://kellos.uk/2017/steam-summer-sale/#respond Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:36:59 +0000 https://www.kellos.co.uk/?p=66 Oh it’s one of the worse times of the year for my wallet…  The Steam summer sale is upon us!  I’ve already been forced to buy Dishonored 2 – I wonder what else I’ll have to get… 🙂 Edit:  OK so it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.  I also got HELLDIVERS and …

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Oh it’s one of the worse times of the year for my wallet…  The Steam summer sale is upon us!  I’ve already been forced to buy Dishonored 2 – I wonder what else I’ll have to get… 🙂

Edit:  OK so it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.  I also got HELLDIVERS and Motorsport Manager.  I think I’d have bought more but I’ve just moved jobs and I’m a bit preoccupied.

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