Monthly Archives: September 2003

PDA perfection?

For some time now, I’ve been struggling with the curse of every geek: too many devices to carry around, too many devices to choose from. Over the last decade I’ve tried a myriad of mobile computing, telecom and organiser devices, … Continue reading

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Patents revisited

After lengthy debate, the votes are in on the EU software patent debacle, and opinion is divided over just how good or bad the result is. The legislation got through, but so did many of the limiting amendments proposed by … Continue reading

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Going North

Vodafone have just announced an exclusive deal with Eidos, giving them rights to distribute three Tomb Raider games on mobile phones, as well as ring tones, screensavers and wallpapers. This has been a good month for Vodafone, with their shares … Continue reading

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Shooting yourself in the foot

Did I mention I hate the record industry? I was just wandering around Amazon, updating my wishlist (inspired by one of my contemporaries – born on the same day as me), when I noticed the new Dido album is out … Continue reading

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Unspun

This rant about Philip Greenspun amused me: Phil seems to be nothing more than a somewhat articulate Slashdot monkey. Ouch. I used to think quite a lot of Philip – some of the principles he employed at Ars Digita made … Continue reading

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To switch or not to switch…

So we’re looking to shuffle around the company hardware a little, as David’s Vaio is somewhat long in the tooth and my laptop (pictured top right) is just too damned heavy to travel far with. I got the chance to … Continue reading

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For the record…

I’m glad we got that straight. I’m off to be a gardener now.

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Cocoon GetTogether

Bookings are still flooding in for the Cocoon GetTogether. It should be a great event – I was sorry to miss out on the first one last year as I was returning from USA when it started. I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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Road warrior wireless woes

Today I decided I’d had enough of the slow download speeds I get with my mobile phone and GPRS, so I thought it would be an interesting time to try out the various wireless internet access options out there. This … Continue reading

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Happy memories

Steven mentions El Coto wines. Another case of Cocooners’ shared neurons? I fell in love with Coto de Imaz Red Reserva 98 whilst on holiday in Menorca last year, particularly for the hint of vanilla in it. Unfortunately none of … Continue reading

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