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New Obsession: Nik & Clouds

Earlier this year I had been considering buying Nik just for the Silver Efex Pro 2 editor, but as usual I couldn’t decide if my rework would be…

Green Flag: World’s Worst Retentions Policy ?

So I’ve used Green Flag as a breakdown service for the last 5 years, with multiple call outs for one horrid vehicle (but hey it’s my fault, it…

Another day, another Marketing rant

Ok, so this is bound to get me some name calling from colleagues but I’m talking about the amorphous and wide-ranging ‘act of Marketing’ rather than a department…

I am not a fan of … but …

Ok, the secret to blogging more ? Reading Twitter, it seems… This morning’s gem (from the amazing-in-everything Mark Gatiss): “@xxgoingdown: @Markgatiss do you like doctor who? If yes,…

Everything that’s wrong with the modern web in 140 characters or less

Ok, so I’m old. Curmudgeonly. Fixed in my ways. And feeling older every time I venture out of my comfort zone and attempt to embrace new ideals –…

National Space Centre

Peeko-Computer

Back in 1982, AcornSoft released a program designed to be a gentle introduction to understanding the internals of computer operation and 6502 assembly language. I found the original…

Good enough for Amazon, good enough for me

Amazon blocks Phorm adverts scan: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7999635.stm I hadn’t previously bothered to do this, as it seemed to be too early to say how Phorm would turn out and…

dvd is the new cd (or: GB are the new MB)

It’s a purely personal milestone, but today marks the first time I’ve ripped a DVD (store bought) to a video file without watching the film itself. I’ve been…

halfords: how not to run an online reservation system

I’m probably a little naive given that I work in computing, but after the number of years that Argos have managed to run a nice and simple online…

pitching in: apple retail store field trips

This is slightly out of character for me but I think there’s an obvious point being missed here: Apple Retail Store Field Trip: http://speirs.org/2008/11/01/apple-retail-store-field-trip/ Whilst at first glance…

coffee, me, and my desk

My desk smells of coffee My leg smells of coffee My bin smells of coffee The floor is damp My mouse drips My heart falls My cup is…

once you’ve been a sysadmin, it doesn’t leave you…

Despite falling into the role years ago, it never left me behind (despite what my current job title may say) as I’ve just discovered. There’s a power outage…

BookMooch: exchange books and trade them, like a book swap or book barter

BookMooch: exchange books and trade them, like a book swap or book barter: http://www.bookmooch.com/ Something to add to the list of sites I never knew existed, but wholeheartedly…

need a low-level software engineer ?

Are you in need of a low-level software engineer with over 12 years of commercial experience ? One that is happy to play around with JTAG probes and…