well… I’ve gone and done it. ebay was truly my friend, and produced a mini-mac mini (mac) and now it’s living in my house. Un-ceremoniously dumped on the floor for the time being (study/office move to upstairs pending…). So now there’s a mac living in my house! And it’s great. Just plug in and go.Continue reading “gone over to the light side :-)”
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Working from home….
Well, things on here went kinda quiet for a while, all because I went and got one of those pesky “new job” things! Lots of travelling and working and other distracting things…. But things have settled down a bit now, and I’m lucky to be able to work some days from home… But I’m notContinue reading “Working from home….”
just days after the warranty expires, the hard disk in my Toshiba Qosmio decides to do impressions of a chug-chug clunk-clunk fan with rattling loose bits inside! Yeeeeeeuch! And even though I’ve got back ups, since the last one I’ve done a mammoth amount of work… ouch! At least it’s only £50-ish for a newContinue reading “Goodbye Qosmio….”
You know, all this computer geekery is sometimes a bit too much, and what you need is a good dose of low-tech. I love a good drill, and this B&Q own brand one is a corker! And it’s cheap. AND it’s got a completely useless LED light…. genius. cxf
Switched off… on to wood.
Hmmm. Things don´t always go to plan do they? My euphoria at being in Mac OS X land was short-lived… that portion of my pennies earmarked for a venture to the light side has been diverted to…. wait for it…. a new dining table (a monster!), 10 chairs and a dresser/sideboard thingy! So no shinyContinue reading “Switched off… on to wood.”
I think I´ve found computing Nirvana! Mac OS X is such a nice place to be I don´t think I ever want to leave! I´m now officially on the hunt for a Mac! So impressed was I when I tried OS X, that I think I´ve been converted! There´s no clutter in OS X´s GUIContinue reading “Switched?”
To Switch or not to Switch…
aka the pondering of the Apple OK, so first there was Apple’s own switch campaign. If money was no object, then I would gladly add some Cupertino goodies to my technology stable (currently full of Windows, Linux, Symbian and Solaris mongrels) – BUT – cash resources being finite, Macs have always been on the wishContinue reading “To Switch or not to Switch…”
Marconi and Rabbit clear out!
Since Marconi has died (or about to be swallowed up by Swedish Giant Ericsson!) I thought I’d auction off my remaining Marconi branded items, before it’s too late! Or look at it another way and perhaps I should be holding on to them for thenext 50 years until they’re really valuable?Who knows?And in other newsContinue reading “Marconi and Rabbit clear out!”
Skype on Symbian
eagerly looking forward to this… With the introduction of wi-fi enabled smartphones like SonyEricsson’s P990, running the beautiful Symbian v9.1 OS and UIQ v3.0, it surely can’t be long before we get a version of skype for Symbian? Please. Pretty Please? If this is true, then it must be in the offing. We can’t haveContinue reading “Skype on Symbian”
I´ve seen the future – and it´s retro!
What a slice of genius! Saw these things a few months ago but only just managed to get my hands on a Hulger P*Phone.. Pure Class! Can’t wait to try it out walking down the street… And with the Hulger Y*Cable you can plug it into your PC and skype away… cxf
Bluetooth Proximity Detection
First really useful application of technology I´ve come across for a long time – combine bluetooth with a VOIP PBX and now I can receive VOIP calls to a phone on my desk when I´m there or receive them on my mobile when I not – automagically! Following an inspiring article here I was ableContinue reading “Bluetooth Proximity Detection”
Marconi is no more…
Well, whaddya know? Just 25 days after I left ’em, they fall to pieces! Who am I takling ’bout? Talking bout: Marconi! How the mighty have fallen. It’s announced today that 75% of the business and the name are to be swallowed up by Swedish giant Ericsson. If only I’d have stayed behind, maybe IContinue reading “Marconi is no more…”
Just rediscovered Simply Red’s “Stars” album from 1991 following a “Classic Albums” show on BBC2 last night – Hucknall == Genius!!! Voice of an angel!