Monthly Archives: August 2007

Uptime

Since one of our hosting companies has just been taken over (Black Cat Networks), our hosted servers are going to be switched off and moved some time over the weekend. It’s a shame: savs@server:~$ uptime 21:38:28 up 443 days, 14:22 … Continue reading

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The prescient TomTom

So here’s what I’d like to see: the prescient TomTom. I was stuck on the A30 heading toward Exeter, and a crash closed the carriageway I was on for more than four hours. Cars were stacked up as we sat … Continue reading

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Google Apps, take 2

At the start of this month, I made the decision to switch my personal mail hosting over to Google Apps, to try and dodge the unending torrent of spam and mail bounces I’ve been receiving. It also provides a useful … Continue reading

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Attack of the nephews

So the week before last my nephews Tom and Ben came to stay, and I spent several days racing around after them and trying to think of things to do in wet weather. It seemed to go reasonably well – … Continue reading

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N95 and TomTom handsfree

The N95 is great. The TomTom is great. Hooking them together is super-useful, using the TomTom as a hands-free car kit, and using the phone’s network connection to download traffic updates. But one thing really bugs me: there’s no simple … Continue reading

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Back(ish)

I’m back, sort of, touching base at home and the office, slurping up as much bandwidth as I can before I hit the road again. Got a flood of blog posts to publish, as well as a to-do list that … Continue reading

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links for 2007-08-27

STIB – Horaires et temps rĂ©el public transport times in brussels, in french (tags: publictransport transport travel timetable belgium brussels)

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Why I hate linux

I’ve just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 7.04 on a Dell Inspiron laptop. I popped into PC World and grabbed the simplest cheapest wireless network card off the shelf (a Belkin Wireless G+ Notebook Card), tried installing it, only … Continue reading

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links for 2007-08-12

Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre stuff for the nephews (tags: outdoors activities kids) Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre Norfolk Broads East Anglia UK. stuff for the nephews (tags: outdoors activities kids) Bure Valley Railway Steam Railway. A great day out in Norfolk … Continue reading

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Passed port

Speaking of usability, which I wasn’t, but anyway … yesterday I was coming back through Schipol Airport where they’re running a “self-service passport control” trial. Uh-oh. Sounds like a recipe for global terrorist attacks, or something. So anyway. They have … Continue reading

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