RIP: PS3

My PS3 died last night with the dreaded Yellow Light of Death (or at least it briefly flashes yellow before turning itself off). Unfortunately it won’t stay on long enough to eject the copy of GTA currently stuck in the drive. It also seems the DRM will render any effort to transfer the 250gb drive …

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The Lodger

I finally caught up with the latest Doctor Who last night (drinking/football had over-ruled the Saturday showing). I thought it was a fantastic episode, certainly better than the last two. Was I the only one who thought the errant device might have been the Master’s TARDIS (or at a push some other Time Lords TARDIS)? …

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A weekend of fresh air and beer

Today’s weather has returned to a sort of grey overcast but not overly cold averaging day which seems very out of place for June. Luckily the weather over the weekend was much better. We had Jeff and Phil + family visiting for the weekend. Luckily the summer event calender threw up a local event which …

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Openness and Transparency

One of the things that I found encouraging about the Tory manifesto was they seemed to get the concept of government transparency and open data. While news about top civil service pay is what hit the headlines yesterday the new directive to civil servants is much wider. While the last government should be saluted for …

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