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Ted Salmon
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WHERE'S PODCASTS, GOOGLE?
This was announced months ago! Is it integrated into Google Play Music in the USA anyone?
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+Leon Buxton sorry. Typo. Web.
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This week it's Mr Smith's turn to tell his background story. From formative years playing with Internet 'stuff' in the automotive industry and the joy of telling other people what to do (er, 'consulting') to 'government stuff' (shhh...) we learn that career plans are rarely written to last. Many failed attempts at being a blogger led to a career change into mobile and now 361, a 'well reviewed podcast on iTunes'.
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This week it's Mr Smith's turn to tell his background story. From formative years playing with Internet 'stuff' in the automotive industry and the joy of telling other people what to do (er, 'consulting') to 'government stuff' (shhh...) we learn that career plans are rarely written to last. Many failed attempts at being a blogger led to a career change into mobile and now 361, a 'well reviewed podcast on iTunes'.
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WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?
Put this out in the sun/cloud, the powerpack lights come on, flashing as they go. check later and it's up from 1 LED to 3 of 4, leave it. Check a bit later and it's back down to 1 light!
Am I missing the point, any physicists out there +Steve Litchfield
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+Colin Bowen ...this could open up a whole new avenue of nerdygeekery for me 😂 Will report back!
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Roberts TravelPad Bluetooth Speaker

Here we have a bluetooth speaker. "Not another one", I hear you cry! Yes, there are plenty! So important then to seek out those which have a difference or unique selling point or stand out in some other way. The quest here was to find one well priced, but as compact as possible, that still sounded good and had a reasonable battery life.

So, to the size. Height and width are slightly bigger than the Nexus 6P but three times the depth. Certainly compact but cargo trousers or coat pocket sized, rather than jeans back pocket.

One of the nice things about this unit is the physical buttons array. They feel solid and well placed, attractively laid out. There are LED charging and battery level indicators (three, reducing as it goes down) and a maximum volume indicator, a nice touch. There's a Power Lock switch to prevent accidentally switching the power on in a beach bag! What is rapidly becoming the old standard MicroUSB charging socket is present, but at least it's not a propitiatory one like many others. There's an Auxiliary input socket too, so you can plug in non-bluetooth enabled devices.

The sound is big, for the unit's size, particularly if you can lay it on it's back on something it can resonate through. I found that I really needed to employ my phone's equaliser though in order to turn down the bass at full volume as, although pretty loud, it tended to distort when wound up. Reduce the bass on the phone and you can get round it. Something to consider when deciding what this might be paired with and what controls you have available on that unit. Talking of which, the pairing process is faultless via Bluetooth or NFC and can hook up with 8 devices before running out of memory. Bluetooth 4.0 APT-X is supported. It is claimed that the rechargeable battery is good for 12 hours, which, in my tests it seemed pretty close. Play/Pause a connected Phone by tapping the phone button. You can also answer and cut off phone calls with this button.

There's an awful lot here for £45 in an attractive package from a manufacturer with a sound reputation. OK so it's not the most powerful and loud unit out there, but it is compact enough and good for many situations, has plenty of bells and whistles and a good battery.

Recommended.
https://goo.gl/I2Z02L
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+Peter Hughes I think that even the cheapest Bluetooth speakers do a great job. Far better than any phone, even the <ahem> unmentionable!
I have a tiny model here, sadly not in a pocketable shape, cheap as chips, and even that is quite stunning.
So you don't have to pay £45. What extra you get for that is nice build, NFC, good design and no Chinese Bluetooth announcements 😂
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Roberts TravelPad Bluetooth Speaker

Here we have a bluetooth speaker. "Not another one", I hear you cry! Yes, there are plenty! So important then to seek out those which have a difference or unique selling point or stand out in some other way. The quest here was to find one well priced, but as compact as possible, that still sounded good and had a reasonable battery life.

So, to the size. Height and width are slightly bigger than the Nexus 6P but three times the depth. Certainly compact but cargo trousers or coat pocket sized, rather than jeans back pocket.

One of the nice things about this unit is the physical buttons array. They feel solid and well placed, attractively laid out. There are LED charging and battery level indicators (three, reducing as it goes down) and a maximum volume indicator, a nice touch. There's a Power Lock switch to prevent accidentally switching the power on in a beach bag! What is rapidly becoming the old standard MicroUSB charging socket is present, but at least it's not a propitiatory one like many others. There's an Auxiliary input socket too, so you can plug in non-bluetooth enabled devices.

The sound is big, for the unit's size, particularly if you can lay it on it's back on something it can resonate through. I found that I really needed to employ my phone's equaliser though in order to turn down the bass at full volume as, although pretty loud, it tended to distort when wound up. Reduce the bass on the phone and you can get round it. Something to consider when deciding what this might be paired with and what controls you have available on that unit. Talking of which, the pairing process is faultless via Bluetooth or NFC and can hook up with 8 devices before running out of memory. Bluetooth 4.0 APT-X is supported. It is claimed that the rechargeable battery is good for 12 hours, which, in my tests it seemed pretty close. Play/Pause a connected Phone by tapping the phone button. You can also answer and cut off phone calls with this button.

There's an awful lot here for £45 in an attractive package from a manufacturer with a sound reputation. OK so it's not the most powerful and loud unit out there, but it is compact enough and good for many situations, has plenty of bells and whistles and a good battery.

Recommended.
https://goo.gl/I2Z02L
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Nice sound. Kind of folk/rock'ish!
 
FOLQUE "Fredløs"

More Norweigian folk rock. Orginal 1980 pressing. 
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WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?
Put this out in the sun/cloud, the powerpack lights come on, flashing as they go. check later and it's up from 1 LED to 3 of 4, leave it. Check a bit later and it's back down to 1 light!
Am I missing the point, any physicists out there +Steve Litchfield
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WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?
Put this out in the sun/cloud, the powerpack lights come on, flashing as they go. check later and it's up from 1 LED to 3 of 4, leave it. Check a bit later and it's back down to 1 light!
Am I missing the point, any physicists out there +Steve Litchfield
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The LEDs only indicate voltage at the battery terminals. I'm thinking here that while the panels are active they're helping prop this up. When light levels drop, the battery's native voltage is shown again. If you left it all in good sun for long enough, the battery WOULD get fully charged. Eventually.

This is the UK though and I've NEVER found a solar solution that's workable in the long term.
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Roberts TravelPad Bluetooth Speaker

Here we have a bluetooth speaker. "Not another one", I hear you cry! Yes, there are plenty! So important then to seek out those which have a difference or unique selling point or stand out in some other way. The quest here was to find one well priced, but as compact as possible, that still sounded good and had a reasonable battery life.

So, to the size. Height and width are slightly bigger than the Nexus 6P but three times the depth. Certainly compact but cargo trousers or coat pocket sized, rather than jeans back pocket.

One of the nice things about this unit is the physical buttons array. They feel solid and well placed, attractively laid out. There are LED charging and battery level indicators (three, reducing as it goes down) and a maximum volume indicator, a nice touch. There's a Power Lock switch to prevent accidentally switching the power on in a beach bag! What is rapidly becoming the old standard MicroUSB charging socket is present, but at least it's not a propitiatory one like many others. There's an Auxiliary input socket too, so you can plug in non-bluetooth enabled devices.

The sound is big, for the unit's size, particularly if you can lay it on it's back on something it can resonate through. I found that I really needed to employ my phone's equaliser though in order to turn down the bass at full volume as, although pretty loud, it tended to distort when wound up. Reduce the bass on the phone and you can get round it. Something to consider when deciding what this might be paired with and what controls you have available on that unit. Talking of which, the pairing process is faultless via Bluetooth or NFC and can hook up with 8 devices before running out of memory. Bluetooth 4.0 APT-X is supported. It is claimed that the rechargeable battery is good for 12 hours, which, in my tests it seemed pretty close. Play/Pause a connected Phone by tapping the phone button. You can also answer and cut off phone calls with this button.

There's an awful lot here for £45 in an attractive package from a manufacturer with a sound reputation. OK so it's not the most powerful and loud unit out there, but it is compact enough and good for many situations, has plenty of bells and whistles and a good battery.

Recommended.
https://goo.gl/I2Z02L
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SPOOKILY...
...the Supertramp sound ;-) Very enjoyable.
 
First spin of the first solo album from Supertramp's Roger Hodson. Released in '84.

Plays close to all instruments himself. A bit different, but also quite similar to Supertramp. 
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FEELING LIKE A...
...kind of Bowie day. Fitting really, after the weekend, as I'm unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed!
The 'new look' recent release of Space Oddity on 180g black. Wish I'd kept my original :-(
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I work in the care industry
Employment
  • Dignity Group
    Company Secretary, 1991 - present
  • Grampian Regional Council, Robertson Road Centre, Fraserburgh
    Deputy Manager, 1988 - 1991
  • NCH, Ebley, Stroud
    Deputy House Leader, Kent House, 1986 - 1988
  • United Response, Mant Road, Petworth
    Support Worker, 1985 - 1986
  • London Regional Transport
    Train Driver/Guard, 1984 - 1985
  • Mid-Staffs Health Authority, St Georges Hospital, Stafford
    Student Psychiatric Nurse, 1981 - 1984
  • Olby's, Bognor Regis
    Sales Assistant, 1980 - 1981
  • Barclays Bank, Souhampton
    Junior Clerk, 1979 - 1980
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Singleton, West Sussex, UK
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Lewisham, UK - Rosehearty, UK - Maud, UK - Ellon, UK - Old Deer, UK - Stafford, UK - Southampton, UK - Bognor Regis, UK - Stroud, UK - Gloucester, UK - Durham, UK - Petworth, UK - New Cross, London
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Phones Show Chat weekly podcast co-founder and co-host with Steve Litchfield, Whatever Works twice-monthly podcast with David Rich and Richard Yates co-founder and co-host, Editor of The Valley Diary, Company Secretary at Dignity Group
Introduction
Yes, this is Ted! I work in the care industry and dabble with all things tech!
Education
  • Chichester High, Chichester
    Senior, 1974 - 1979
  • Rose Green, Bognor Regis
    Junior, 1972 - 1974
  • Framwellgate Moor, Durham
    Senior, 1978 - 1979
  • Bitterne Manor, Southampton
    Junior, 1970 - 1972
  • Languard, Southampton
    Pre-Junior, 1968 - 1970
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