http://www.badzilla.co.uk/feed en Review of Fiio X1 High Resolution Lossless Music Player http://www.badzilla.co.uk/Review-X1-High-Resolution-Lossless-Music-Player <p>The Fiio X1 High Resolution Lossless Music Player provides an option for those demanding more fidelity from their portable players than say a traditional iPod or their cellphone. The supported formats are APE, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, WMA and Ogg Vorbis although MP3 is there too in the event you haven't got round to ripping all your CDs to lossless or don't have the media any more to do that anyway. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-page-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_page_image" width="1000" height="660" alt="" src="http://www.badzilla.co.uk/sites/default/files/DSC_1058-processed.jpg?1443363337" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.badzilla.co.uk/Review-X1-High-Resolution-Lossless-Music-Player" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.badzilla.co.uk/Review-X1-High-Resolution-Lossless-Music-Player#comments Gadget Music Player Sun, 27 Sep 2015 11:46:01 +0000 badzilla 1531 at http://www.badzilla.co.uk The Teleportation Accident http://www.badzilla.co.uk/The-Teleportation-Accident <div class='cover-left-teaser'> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-cover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><img src="http://www.badzilla.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/covers_teasers/bookcovers/The%20Teleportation%20Accident.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="160" class="imagecache imagecache-covers_teasers"/></div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="thmr_3" class="thmr_call"> <span class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <span class="field-items"> <span class="field-item"> <p>Ned Beauman's second novel starts briskly, set in the early 1930s in bohemian Berlin – a time when the country was on the brink and the drink / drugs and casual sex excesses of the previous decade would be wiped away with the onset of Nazi-ism. The central character is Egon Loeser – a somewhat dislikeable and politically incorrect theatrical set designer who becomes obsessed with reproducing seventeenth century Adriano Lavicini (don't bother Googling – he's fictional) magnum opus – an on-stage teleportation device capable of moving scenery using a complex combination of pulleys and ropes. </p> </span> </span> </span> </div> <p><a href="http://www.badzilla.co.uk/The-Teleportation-Accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.badzilla.co.uk/The-Teleportation-Accident#comments Fiction Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:59:43 +0000 badzilla 1374 at http://www.badzilla.co.uk Configure XDebug with PuPHPet, Vagrant, Apache, Ubuntu, PHP-FPM and PhpStorm http://www.badzilla.co.uk/Configure-XDebug-with-PUPHPET-Vagrant-Apache-Ubuntu-PHP-FPM-PhpStorm <p><a href="https://puphpet.com/" target="_blank">PuPHPet</a> is a terrific GUI to set up virtual machines for Web development and will build your orchestration script with Vagrant and Puppet. It now comes with a facility to include XDebug in your Vagrantfile meaning there is no longer an excuse for <i>print_r()</i> and <i>error_log()</i> debug traces in your code. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-page-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_page_image" width="1920" height="1200" alt="" src="http://www.badzilla.co.uk/sites/default/files/Screen%20Shot%202015-06-20%20at%2017.18.03.png?1434817584" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.badzilla.co.uk/Configure-XDebug-with-PUPHPET-Vagrant-Apache-Ubuntu-PHP-FPM-PhpStorm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.badzilla.co.uk/Configure-XDebug-with-PUPHPET-Vagrant-Apache-Ubuntu-PHP-FPM-PhpStorm#comments Apache Drupal PHP Sat, 20 Jun 2015 14:25:30 +0000 badzilla 1518 at http://www.badzilla.co.uk Anything Goes http://www.badzilla.co.uk/Anything-Goes <div class='cover-left-teaser'> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-cover"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><img src="http://www.badzilla.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/covers_teasers/bookcovers/AnythingGoes.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="154" class="imagecache imagecache-covers_teasers"/></div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="thmr_3" class="thmr_call"> <span class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <span class="field-items"> <span class="field-item"> <p>The 1920s are second only to the 1960s when one considers the seismic changes to society over that decade. They occupy a mythical space in the psyche and conjure up mental pictures of flappers, Bertie Wooster, Tamara de Lempicka's angular brush strokes, and the Art Deco movement with its brutal minimalism and streamlining. Just like the 1960s however, most of this mythology is misplaced. The movers and shakers of society represented a tiny proportion of the population, most of whom lived in abject poverty.</p> </span> </span> </span> </div> <p><a href="http://www.badzilla.co.uk/Anything-Goes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.badzilla.co.uk/Anything-Goes#comments Non-Fiction Sun, 31 Mar 2013 10:33:43 +0000 badzilla 1348 at http://www.badzilla.co.uk Good Food Chicken Curry with Lime Leaf, Lemongrass and Mango http://www.badzilla.co.uk/Good-Food--Chicken-Curry-with-Lime-Leaf-Lemongrass-and-Mango <p>My first review of 2014 and I wanted something interesting that would be slightly more challenging than my mainstays. The BBC Good Food magazine January 2014 issue has a wonderful chicken curry with lime leaf, lemongrass and mango giving it a 'totally tropical taste'! The recipe requires the curry paste to be constructed from scratch - hence my desire to select a more complex dish.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-magazine-title"> <div class="field-label">Magazine Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Good Food </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-magazine-issue"> <div class="field-label">Magazine Issue:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> January 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-magazine-cover"> <div class="field-label">Magazine Cover:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_magazine_cover" width="389" height="512" alt="" src="http://www.badzilla.co.uk/sites/default/files/GoodFood201401.jpg?1388832458" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-fivestar field-field-magazine-difficulty"> <div class="field-label">Difficulty:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clear-block"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="on">3</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="on"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="on"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="off"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="off"></span></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-fivestar field-field-magazine-recipe"> <div class="field-label">Recipe:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="fivestar-widget-static fivestar-widget-static-vote fivestar-widget-static-5 clear-block"><div class="star star-1 star-odd star-first"><span class="on">5</span></div><div class="star star-2 star-even"><span class="on"></span></div><div class="star star-3 star-odd"><span class="on"></span></div><div class="star star-4 star-even"><span class="on"></span></div><div class="star star-5 star-odd star-last"><span class="on"></span></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-magazine-changes"> <div class="field-label">Changes from recipe:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>I was cooking for myself and the recipe is for four. So I elected to create the curry paste as printed, but reduce the amount of ingredients in the curry - for instance I used two chicken thighs, a handful of green beans and one mango. I did retain the 400ml can of coconut milk.</p> <p>I mistakenly believed there would be enough sauce for a second dinner the following night but since I cooked the curry too quickly, the sauce reduced at an alarming rate.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-magazine-plated"> <div class="field-label">Plated Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_magazine_plated" width="1000" height="667" alt="" src="http://www.badzilla.co.uk/sites/default/files/DSC_0268-processed-cropped.JPG?1388831951" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-magazine-website-recipe"> <div class="field-label">Magazine Website Recipe:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chicken-curry-lime-leaf-lemongrass-mango" target="_blank">Good Food Website Full Recipe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.badzilla.co.uk/Good-Food--Chicken-Curry-with-Lime-Leaf-Lemongrass-and-Mango" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.badzilla.co.uk/Good-Food--Chicken-Curry-with-Lime-Leaf-Lemongrass-and-Mango#comments Sat, 04 Jan 2014 10:51:42 +0000 badzilla 1449 at http://www.badzilla.co.uk