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It’s a just over a month since Steve Jobs passed, and to counterbalance the post I put up here I thought I’d link to Malcolm Gladwell’s piece in the The New Yorker, The Tweaker. You can’t help but think Jobs was a little too obsessed… In the hospital at the end of his life, he […]
I am one. Mobileme sucks in comparison to Gmail. Photo from iboff. That is all.
Starring: Sinclair ZX Spectrum – Guitars (rhythm & lead) Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer – Drums HP Scanjet 3c – Bass Guitar Hard Drive array – Act as a collection of bad speakers – Vocals & FX Big Ideas (Don’t get any) from 1030 on Vimeo. You have to wait for the Spectrum to load, […]
I’ve just got back from Birmingham’s Apple Store. My Macbook hard drive was failing to boot, and making disturbing clunking noises. After some diagnostics, which took some time, it was found my hard drive was totally shredded. They fitted a new one on the spot, and re-installed Leopard up to the start-up video. Excellent customer […]
Readers may be interested to note that short-book reviews can be inserted into amazon urls. I have taken off the catalogue numbers for the purposes of display within the column of this blog, but clicking through to amazon will show the effect in your address bar. For example: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ben_Goldacre_is_everywhere_like_God http://www.amazon.co.uk/how-to-exploit-the-sick-for-profit http://www.amazon.co.uk/most_alternative_medicine_is_a_pile_of_crap http://www.amazon.co.uk/an-attempt-to-kill-children-with-pseudoscience http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boris_Johnson_blunders_again I’m sure […]
Just testing Podpress. Risk-benefit discussion from American Cliche.
Some people are attempting to shortcut evolution to make up for design shortcomings: Thomas Martel, 28, of Bonnie Brae is a big guy. So he has a hard time using the features on ever-shrinking user interfaces on devices like his new iPhone. At least, he did, until he had his thumbs surgically altered in a […]
My friend Simon Whitaker has created the site No More Beta!, in a fit of desperation I think, in order to counter the misuse of the letter beta in web applications. Personally, I think he himself oversteps the mark by tacitly accepting the term Web 2.0 in his explanation. Such a transgression is deserving of […]
These days there is an automatic assumption that when you give a talk, you’ll be using a Powerpoint presentation. Next week, I’ll be talking about warfarin drug interactions at a conference. As usual I’ve been asked to send in my powerpoint presentation early, so it can be provided in note form for the attendees. Rather […]