2010 In Memorium

Posted on Sun 02 January 2011 in geek, general • Tagged with 2010, emacs, life, review

2010 has been a pretty good year for us, it seems like is has packed a lot in.

Professionally I've been doing really well. The company I work for has had yet another record breaking year which has triggered my bonus again (although I don't find out how much until …

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Review: The Ballad of Gay Tony

Posted on Thu 27 May 2010 in geek • Tagged with games, gta, ps3, review

We finally reached the limit on the PS3's hard disk a few weeks ago. Although I had the option of reformatting the hard drive to reclaim the 10gb after Sony disabled OtherOS* it seemed a lot easier to get a newer more spacious disk. A quick trip to Amazon later …

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Review: Noises Off

Posted on Wed 17 March 2010 in general • Tagged with comedy, film, play, review

Last night Fliss and I watched the film version of Michael Frayn's Noises Off. Fliss explained to me that it is a film beloved of theatre technicians due to it's setting, following the goings on behind stage of a dysfunctional group of actors performing a classic English farce. The …

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App Review: Smart Alarm Clock

Posted on Fri 05 March 2010 in geek • Tagged with android, apps, mobile, review

One of the reasons to own a smart phone is to run applications on it. There are some fantastic ideas out there and given the relative youth of the mobile app explosion I'm sure there is plenty more to come. Today I thought I would offer my thoughts on Smart …

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Review: Silicon Snake Oil

Posted on Thu 09 April 2009 in general • Tagged with books, review

I picked up a copy of Clifford Stoll's Silicon Snake Oil in a second hand book shop a few days ago. You can read the review behind the cut.

I first came across Clifford Stoll while …

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