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27 June 2006 @ 09:19 am
Got a new calendar for bin collection through yesterday ... which wouldn't be worth noting except that between last year & this year they've changed what they will collect in one of the bins. It used to be strictly garden waste & no no NO vegetable peelings or other household compostable stuff. But now it does include household compostables. Which is cool - though I've yet to work out the logistics of it, it's fine in summer nipping out to the outside bin with the rubbish once or twice a day, but I'm going to be distinctly less keen in the winter. I'll think of something, probably involving 2 kitchen bins.

New iAUDIO remote arrived this morning, and it all works. Yay! To briefly explain - our iAUDIO had died several months ago & we'd not decided what to do, we didn't want to just buy a new remote in case that wasn't the problem as if it wasn't then we'd've wasted the money because we didn't decide until a week or two ago that we would definitely buy a new iAUDIO with J's bonus money. (We were also considering an iPod (to have rockbox on) or something totally different.) But given the remotes are all interchangeable between the models, and the newer models don't ship with remotes as standard (they have screens on the units so don't need remotes), we figured we'd get a remote first & see if it worked. And it does! Yay! Of course it may be that our unit is burning out remotes, or it may be a temporary thing, but then we'll just get a new iAUDIO so we don't lose anything really.
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jaqjaq on June 27th, 2006 09:09 am (UTC)
questions, always questions
What's an iAUDIO? And what's a rockbox? Are they good?
Johnjarel on June 27th, 2006 09:29 am (UTC)
Re: questions, always questions
iAUDIO is a series of digital audio players from Cowon. We have an iAUDIO M3, which is a bit like a 40 gig iPod, but supports formats like ogg vorbis and flac, has an FM radio built in, and supposedly sounds better :)

Rockbox is "an open source replacement firmware for mp3 players", and works on a variety of players from Apple, iRiver, Cowon etc. I'd mostly want to use it for the support for ogg vorbis and flac formats, but it's a generally cool idea.
Jonathanmcurtains on June 27th, 2006 09:41 am (UTC)
Ooh, I hadn't spotted the change to the brown bin rules, that's much more sensible. We got a small indoor brown bin for putting household compost waste into, prior to dumping into the outside one - did you?
Margaretpling on June 27th, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)
We got a small indoor brown bin for putting household compost waste into, prior to dumping into the outside one - did you?

From the council you mean? If so, no - unless somebody nicked it before we could bring it inside ;)
Jonathanmcurtains on June 27th, 2006 09:56 am (UTC)
Yes, it came with the big brown bin, a few years ago. Might even have been inside... :)
Margaretpling on June 27th, 2006 09:57 am (UTC)
No, we very much didn't get one of those - our brown bin came on its own.
Margaretpling on June 27th, 2006 09:56 am (UTC)
... as comments go, I phrased that really badly. I more meant that no, we didn't get one of those. Was it from the council? As if so I'll wait & see rather than buy something, or ring in case it's been nicked.