February (Amazon Kindle Fire HDX / DVD to NAS / Jabra Evolve 20 Headset)

It’s time for my blog post about February, where I’m providing a round-up of my tech activities that I don’t want to publish in a standalone post.


  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet (2013)
  • Jabra Evolve 20 MS Stereo Wired Headset
  • Transferring Old Files from DVD to NAS

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet
I’ve started to use my old Amazon tablet again. I last used the tablet briefly six months ago, but now it’s on a stand on my desk and I use it every so often to update a task list. I know I’m hardly utilising it, but for now, the simplicity of managing a task list electronically is saving me paper!

Amazon Kindle Fire

I purchased this tablet seven years ago and often I hate the small size of the screen, but it’s actually perfect for managing my task list and doesn’t take up much desk space.

I’m sure many people would prefer to use their phone for a task list, but I prefer the larger screen size for this task and I’m looking at expanding my use of the tablet. I do need to look at implementing a backup process and if I do, I will cover that in a future blog post.

Jabra Evolve 20 MS Stereo Wired Headset
My fiancee told me about the headset which also includes a microphone. I was impressed and so purchased my own and I really like the sound quality, the fact they fit on my large head and that you can easily move the microphone out of the way, when not in use.

Jabra Evolve 20 Headset

The headphones are not the best ones I’ve used, but they’re pretty good quality. I use them daily and I’ve found it best to disable any other microphone device, whilst they’re plugged in and I’m recording audio.

Transferring Old Files from DVD to NAS
Blimey this is a time consuming task! I’ve been using CDs and DVDs for many years, but I prefer to use q NAS box instead. So I’ve been going through old personal and work DVDs, deciding on what to transfer to a NAS and then breaking up the old DVD.


I had even forgotten about some files, so having them in a centralised easy to access location, is a benefit of NAS, without having to go through DVD cases.

This process is part of my renewed effort to improve how I backup, store and access data on my home network.

Some of the files I disposed of were even from my 486 PC BBS days, which I had originally transferred from floppy disk to CDs and then to a DVD. The 486 was a very old PC and a BBS stands for Bulletin Board System, which was a computer your dialed into using a modem and landline. I was using this old technology back in the 1990s!

What’s coming up?
I was behind with my monthly blog posts, but I’ve now caught up and will start to publish my usual standalone blog posts as well.

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