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Friday, 17 September 2004


I had an enjoyable day off yesterday, although Beth's not been very well, so we weren't particularly ambitious with our plans - ending up in town during the afternoon.

Back at work today (it's the last Friday of work before our holiday - yay!), and listening to the news, I thought: why not put the countryside alliance in a big room with the animal rights activists - it would keep 'em off the streets.

Quote from Christopher: "Orange phones, Purple Loans - you've got to have a system." He's an amusing boy.

headphone adaptorWhile I was at work, I took a brief break to build an adaptor for my phone's radio to work with my headphones. I had to do away with a spare hands-free kit (which has a fairly rare 4 pole 2.5mm jack plug) to make it, and pop to the local Maplins to buy a stereo jack socket. The diagram on the right (click to make it bigger) has the wiring I used, which seems to work with no problems. Do bear in mind, though, that there's no microphone connector, so if the phone rings you'll need to whip the plug out of the phone! I've had no problems using it, although it's only mono. The audio quality's much better through a pair of Sony Fontopias - it's rather good radio that comes with the Nokia 6510.
Nokia plug to headphone socket wiring diagram

(On the subject of which, it would appear that Diverse FM is back on-air for a month. I'm just wondering - to steal a joke from Dilbert - if it's called that because the longer you listen, diverse it sounds...?)

We're visiting Pete, Lisa and Jordan tomorrow, which be a pleasant change - we don't really get round to seeing the family all that often.

Right now, though, I'm off to Asda, for a healthy walk, and to buy some full-fat milk.

Link for the day

  • Superhero? : Beth told me about this - apparently, there's a strangely attired man wandering the streets of Brighton, being randomly pleasant to people. One to watch, perhaps...
Why is it that half of my links come from a BBC website?

Posted by james at September 17, 2004 8:41 PM

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