Tag Archives: failure

Tethered to o2

I’m on a train tomorrow, and thought it was a good opportunity to use my phone as a wifi hotspot. This works flawlessly with the Samsung Wave 3 (though the GUI to turn it on is a bit suboptimal). It … 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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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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Mean Time to Hello World

One simple metric every development platform could and should be judged on is “mean time to hello world” – how long it takes developers to track down links to basic tutorials on building and deploying the most simple of apps … Continue reading

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Drobo good, bad, ugly

Drobo: is it the coolest piece of hardware you could ever buy, or a trainwreck waiting to happen? I’ve been living with mine for almost two years now, so it’s time to report. The basic premise of the Drobo is … Continue reading

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Kindle Case Chaos

The Kindle is great, but one of the things you really want from an electronic book is rock-solid stability. Since getting the Kindle, I’ve noticed quite frequently upon opening it that it was back to the home screen and had … Continue reading

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BT broadband: breaking the web

Not content with providing sluggish broadband, BT have now stepped up their efforts to screw home broadband by adding insidious DNS lookup interceptions. You know the thing: it’s where inept infrastructure companies decide they can provide a better “user experience” … Continue reading

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Oracle vs. Google

This is ‘fun': “Oracle filed a complaint in federal court in California, alleging the infringement of seven patents and copyrights by Google’s Android mobile operating system software.” http://www.marketwatch.com/story/oracle-sues-google-for-patent-infringement-2010-08-12 “Android (including without limitation the Dalvik VM and the Android software development … Continue reading

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