Monthly Archives: December 2003

Crossed wires

“Come in, Sky Captain – this is Stargate SG1…” Someone got their music muddled up.

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{christ|gift}mas, web platforms

An article in the Telegraph talks about parents reining in spending on Christmas presents. At last! The whole festive season thing seems to be more about consumerism than anything else, so it’s nice to hear that some are trying to … Continue reading

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Offline Christmas Shopping

I did all of my Christmas shopping online this year at the start of December. Unfortunately, it looks like Amazon isn’t going to deliver the goods, so I’m going to have to redo my shopping the old-fashioned way. This happened … Continue reading

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Elvis on vacation

Alex has joined the ranks of the unwashed masses, becoming unemployed at least temporarily. Longer-term, I believe he’s becoming yet another pond-scum entrepreneurial capitalist like myself. Best of luck to him. I feel like I should offer him some advice … Continue reading

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Mobiquitous 2004

This just in: the first ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: networking and services (Mobiquitous 04) takes place in Boston Massachusetts in August next year. Sounds like it could be fun: The combination of mobile and ubiquitous … Continue reading

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Powerpoint meme

For some reason, all the blogging world is going wild for Edward Tufte’s essay on Powerpoint again. This was a big thing shortly after the Columbia shuttle disaster, when it emerged that key facts were obscured by bad Powerpoint slides. … Continue reading

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Falling Apples

What’s going on?! Two stories about Powerbook failures today. Ovidiu writes about a broken screen, and Brian writes about his power supply failure. Yikes. Time to sort out the (long overdue) backups. Elsewhere, Steven mentions Audioscrobbler which profiles the music … Continue reading

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“Standard”?

What’s the point in creating a standard if you make people pay to see it? RELAX NG is now an international standard, according to a recent post on the relaxng-user mailing list. You can get it from the ISO web … Continue reading

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Where for art though, wifi?

Martin Little asks where the hotspots are in London. I’ve been slowly collecting wifi links, maps and so forth. Here’s my list: The Inquirer posted a map, which is difficult to follow but a good starting point. The Cloud – … Continue reading

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GoogleBombs and GoogleWhacks

Following on from the miserable failure meme, Marc is a GoogleTerrorist. A while ago I tried to explain to Gianugo what a GoogleWhack was. I should have realised there is a GoogleWhack website. (How much GoogleJuice does Gianugo have?! He’s … Continue reading

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