Archive: January 2011

I bought a Kindle in October. A Kindle is a ebook-focused tablet computer with an e-ink screen. This means the screen isn’t like a normal monitor, lit from the back, but instead changing the page means the graphics stuff draws…

On this day, Fifty years ago, Elvis was the top of the UK charts with “Are you lonesome tonight” On this day, Forty years ago, Charles Manson was convicted of murder. On this day, Thirty years ago, I was born.…

This is not what to use twitter for. That may come later, thinking about it. Hashtags You’ll notice people putting things like #stuffmydogate in their messages. These are hashtags, and they’re not special, they just provide a handy and unique…

The Daily Show is a program I like a lot. 10 O’Clock Live is trying, somewhat self consciously, to be a British Daily Show, and both passes and fails. The Daily Show format, for those who haven’t seen it, is…

I’m giving up on Android. It’s good enough for now, and I won’t immediately go out and replace it with an iPhone 4, but come the next iPhone revision, I think I’ll be back to being an Apple customer. These…

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could throw files into an Amazon S3 instance and it would become a podcast? That’s what I thought.¬†http://altru.istic.net/bucketcast/

Zen and zen were travelling from the frozen wastes of point A into the distant sands of point B, when Zen, who was driving, took a right turn off the straight road. “But friend” said zen, “this road goes where…