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Firefox OS and geeksphone: take 2

In my first writeup on Firefox OS and geeksphone I wrote: It depends very much on Mozilla’s and Telefonica’s ability to execute I should have added something about their partners’ ability to execute. I tried to buy a geeksphone this … Continue reading

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Firefox OS and geeksphone

The new Firefox OS phones from geeksphone are nearly here, with the announcement that next week they will be available from the currently-dormant online shop. ~ It was back in 2009 that I got a Palm Pre, perhaps the first … 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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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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Drobo updates

This being an update on the situation regarding my drobo potential trainwreck but also on updates to the drobo. This morning as I ran out the door I took a quick glance at the drobo, and noticed that the lights … 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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Video toys

I’ve been thinking of getting a camera to video my cycle commute for a while. Helmet cameras capture bad driving and cyclist wears a helmet camera to film abusive drivers and Urban Cycling. So I got myself a Muvi Micro … Continue reading

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iPad 2

For those that didn’t hear, Apple announced the iPad 2 last night. Thinner, much faster, with front-and-rear cameras, at the same price point. iPad 1 gets $100 off the price. Perhaps the most significant part of the presentation was the … Continue reading

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UDS Maverick

I’m here at the Maverick Ubuntu Developer Summit for a couple of days. It’s been a great experience so far, and the quality of the discussion has been outstanding. I’m primarily here to listen in on the Ubuntu on ARM … Continue reading

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