Thanks one and all. Recognition is always nice.
It's one thing to trial a piece of software or hardware, but the act of articulating a report or mini-review on the exercise reinforces the experience and promotes one's own learning.
I enjoy doing the mini-reviews, and they are often from my own working notes - or subsequently become my de facto
I habitually make notes about things that have occupied my interest/time in learning or discovery or problem-solving. Useful for when I forget what I learned and need to recall it...
If my notes or mini-reviews can be helpful/useful to someone, then that would be an ideal outcome.
I have lost count of the number of times that I have silently given thanks for notes left for posterity - detailing comments/thoughts/problem solutions, somewhere on the Internet - e.g., in forums such as DCF.
It seems to me that for a civilised society to remain civilized and free, knowledge and truth need to be communicated and remain free and accessible also.