Monthly Archives: December 2011

Google ♥ Mozilla

Gruber considers the relationship between Mozilla and Google really weird. MG Siegler suggests that it’s in part due to a bidding war, and in part because of anti-trust concerns based on a tweet from David Ulevitch. I’m sure both those hypotheses are true, … Continue reading

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Books 5

In the last four months there should have been plenty of opportunity to read books, right? Well, not so much. Herein my most recent literary conquests. World War Z by Max Brooks. This is the book that had Brad Pitt … Continue reading

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Macbook Pro SSD saga, part three

So previously my Macbook Pro stopped booting and got stuck at the grey boot screen. Then after a week at Apple for repair, they called me to tell me the SSD was stopping the Macbook Pro from booting. Yesterday I … Continue reading

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UX fail

At the Sainsburys filling station yesterday, I opted to pay at the pump. I inserted my debit card at the prompt, and heard an audible clunk as it was read. I typed in my PIN, and after a few seconds … Continue reading

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Macbook Pro SSD saga, part two

The tale of my broken Macbook Pro just took a bizarre turn. Apple called me (not even five minutes after I called them to poke them for an update) to provide an update on the repair. Apparently my laptop works just … Continue reading

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Did a book kill my Kindle?

I have what is now called the Kindle Keyboard, a 3rd generation Kindle that I bought on 18 October last year. Like my laptop, it’s now dead. Incredible, right? Aside from observations on how all the gadgets I bought last … Continue reading

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WebOS Open Source

There’s lots of noise out there about WebOS being open source. Everything from “WebOS is dead” to “WebOS is saved!” – but what is really going on? Why did Meg make this move now? Thinking about it, this move makes … Continue reading

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Ungodly Macbook Pro

A funny thing happened today on the way to the codeface. This morning, as I was packing up to leave London, I did the usual: hit the Macbook Pro power button, hit S, wait for it to sleep, close it, … Continue reading

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