On the death of Google Reader

You can probably tell the sort of on-line company I keep from the deluge of noise on the social networks regarding Google’s decision to shut down Reader. However we shouldn’t be that surprised. In fact some companies that source content from Reader have anticipated the need to collect content themselves. I of course will have …

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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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Baseline Codecs for web video

A lot of ‘net comment has been generated in the last few days following Google’s announcement that they will be dropping support for H.264 in future versions of their Chromium browser. They expound on their decision here. In making this move they join the ranks of Mozilla in supporting Open Video in web-pages. The trouble …

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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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Adding Google Juice to mutt

As I’ve been mailing out invites I discovered a minor problem with my data. My main email client is the fantastically functional mutt. It’s terminal based but incredibly flexible. When it comes to mass sorting/searching your email it leaves GUI based clients standing. However now I’m a roving around with a Google Phone the majority …

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