Archive for 'Geeky stuff' Category

Not exactly Howard Hughes but…

By Anthony - Last updated: Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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 […]

1%ers

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I am one. Mobileme sucks in comparison to Gmail. Photo from iboff. That is all.

Radiohead Nude Remix

By Anthony - Last updated: Friday, June 6, 2008

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, […]

Apple customer service and Time Machine

By Anthony - Last updated: Sunday, May 18, 2008

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 […]

Short book reviews

By Anthony - Last updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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 […]

Good old-fashioned jacked-up antibiotics

By Anthony - Last updated: Monday, May 12, 2008

Just testing Podpress. Risk-benefit discussion from American Cliche.

iFool

By Anthony - Last updated: Saturday, August 11, 2007

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 […]

No more Beta!

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, May 8, 2007

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 […]

Just talking

By Anthony - Last updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2007

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 […]