Monthly Archives: April 2004

Wireless

Alex writes about his adventures in going wireless. I’m not sure how he’s resisted the lure for so long … I thought I was late to the party when I got wifi in late 2002. Back then, I’d not really … Continue reading

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End of an era

So, the UK Mirror Service is coming to an end. A sad day for Lancaster University and the University of Kent, and the end of an era. I remember the mirror service in various incarnations through the years. When I … Continue reading

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Play ball

Timothy Falconer writes this timely tale: So many things gotta come together before you can realize a dream. You can have the right idea, you can have terrific designs, you can have a prototype, a business plan, and a market … Continue reading

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Who you gonna call?

On a Bank Holiday, when all branches are closed, there must be another way to get at my money. Thank goodness I’m a user of Online Banking. Think again, kid … the service (which is flakey at the best of … Continue reading

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NTHell

Just been trying to track down the NTL support phone number so I can report my broken broadband. Whilst on their site, I noticed the “service status” link was more prominent than it used to be. Having taken a look, … Continue reading

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The virus damage spreads

I’ve been catching up on email, including the Cocoon mailing lists, since my network at home is out of action this morning (all praise NTHell!). There were a couple of threads on cocoon-dev about virus messages that got through to … Continue reading

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Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!

It’s April, and the showers are here with a vengeance. Yesterday as David and I left the office, we got hit by the mother of all storms, as it raced across Norwich. A bit of rain, and a lot of … Continue reading

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Arghhhh

Damn you, stega.

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Unhappy Mac

Pop quiz, hotshot. Your Mac’s combo drive has just broken. You’re frustrated, and want to speak to someone at Apple right away to find out what your options are. You need the Mac fixed with a minimum of downtime. What … Continue reading

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Impire

A fascinating transcription of a talk by Niall Ferguson. In the talk, Niall describes all the good things about the EU – economically it’s on a par with the USA (maybe even slightly ahead); demographically it will be bigger from … Continue reading

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