Nexus of possibilities

Looking back the last few months I notice every post has been about family and parenthood. Time to redress the balance a little and add some geek friendly contents. After Christmas I indulged myself with a new phone. When I got the HTC Hero I’d deliberately skipped the first generation of Android phones to give …

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Simple State Machines and Other Things I Have Learnt

We’ve just returned from 3 days at Fliss’ Mum’s house. Although we are still fairly sleep deprived things were made a lot easier by the presence of aunts and grandmothers who offered to take turns tending to the baby. This included one of those rarest of things, time for the two of us spend together …

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A few paragraphs

There are a number of potential topics for blog posts swirling in my brain which I’m not going to have time to write. I shall therefor attempt to address each on in paragraph form (Twitter style is a little too brief for me). We were at Maelstrom this weekend. We splashed out for a van …

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Free Software legal battles version 2

“We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” – Steve Jobs, Apple With the embers of the SCO’s legal shenanigans slowly dieing down we were long overdue for the next round of legal attacks on Free Software. We all knew it was coming, having failed with spurious copyright claims the next tool the enemies …

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Post Travel Slump

I got back from my Hungarian adventures at a slightly more reasonable time than Wednesday mornings departure. Never the less I find travel still zaps the energy out of me. On Friday night I managed to eat dinner before crawling upstairs and passing out. Saturday has been ably documented elsewhere and basically involved a large …

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Finding Open Source Android applications

I love my HTC Hero and growing number of applications that are available for it. However the marketplace really doesn’t make clear the difference between free (as in beer) and free (as in freedom). For all sorts of reasons I’d like to be sure the code running on my new favourite device is Open Source. …

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