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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Stuff I love: XBMC

XBMC is open source software to manage playing media – music, TV and movies, mostly, but you can also use it for YouTube, TED, catch-up TV, games – anything where you’d like to sit back on the sofa and watch a big screen. I stumbled across XBMC some years ago, when one of our clients […]

Motorcycle shop you can trust

I always get my bike serviced at Howard Powell’s motorcycles in East Ham. They do a good job, are reasonably priced, and always take care to explain what matters and what doesn’t. As they aren’t a main dealer, it can be time consuming to get parts – my Kawasaki needed a wiring loom (whatever that […]

Comic shop Lambiek, Amsterdam

Stuff I love: Lambiek. I first visited Lambiek in the late 1980s – and I don’t think it’s changed much since. It’s a large shop (certainly by Dutch standards), with bookshelves, tables, and display racks groaning under the weight of a HUGE number of Dutch, English and French comics and graphic novels, new, second-hand and […]