Monthly Archives: July 2004

Let the train take the strain

So, tomorrow I have to be in Birmingham and on Monday I have to be in Nottingham. Two fairly simple journeys, and it would make sense to go by train so that I can do some work on the laptop … Continue reading

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Amusement

Last weekend I had the task of baby-sitting my two nephews Ben and Tom, and so I spent all day Saturday at Wicksteed Park. I’ve never really been a big fan of amusement parks (enduring rather than enjoying trips to … Continue reading

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New Phone

On Thursday last week, I got a Nokia 6600 as a free upgrade, thanks to the ludicrously high bills I’ve had recently on my Vodafone account. First impressions: much the same as the 3650, but a little bit faster, a … Continue reading

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A step too far?

Really, there’s a lot of things I like about the Apache Software Foundation, but I think this is a step too far: Apache Classic Thong. I think I’ll send them to everyone I know for Christmas. Great work, Ken!

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Holy cow

Blogs! At! U! E! A! University of East Anglia Law School showing the way to the 21st Century. I’m impressed. I note with much amusement the third entry on google for uea blog points to yours truly ….

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Depressing culture

I was in Amsterdam briefly on Wednesday for a meeting, and found it incredibly civilised that the default size of beer served was a flute. Elsewhere, Ben Hammersley talks about the spread of Irish pubs and bars in general: The … Continue reading

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NewNetNewsWire

Brent has some more details about the forthcoming NetNewsWire 2.0. I’ve been testing it for a while, and I have to say, it rocks. Since some of the new features are mentioned, I feel safe in commenting on them now … Continue reading

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Conspicuous Absence

I really like the radio feature of iTunes – despite having 6000 songs in my iTunes collection, sometimes it’s nice to hear music selected and ordered by someone else. So I was extremely pleased and impressed to find that Virgin … Continue reading

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Things I have done

(via John): Things I have done are in bold, things I haven’t but would like to are underlined. 01. Buy everyone in the pub a drink 02. Swim with wild dolphins 03. Climb a mountain 04. Take a Ferrari for … Continue reading

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New blog in town

There’s a new blog in town … the Orixo Blog, which promises to bring the latest news from the Orixo world, and our views from the Orixo perspective. Expect lots of interesting and exciting stuff to emerge over the coming … Continue reading

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