Sandboxing

Back in 2010 I complete my dissertation. The idea for my diss came to me while sitting in Starbucks in Camberley sometime during my time at Sun Microsystems, probably early 2009. The idea was quickly jotted on the back of a Starbucks serviette.

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Just an update

Once upon a time I had the notion that I would post something vaguely interesting or helpful once a month. While working at Sun that was easy (also making myself blog about my weekly activities for later reference helped), even my final year of uni I pretty much managed it, but I now look back over the last few months and see that I’ve not posted anything really since early December, and before that sometime in October.

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WebOS 'more open' than Android?

Ars Technica recently published HP’s decision means webOS could end up more open than Android.

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RIP Dennis Ritchie

Co-writer of the C language and co-creator of the UNIX operating system Dennis Ritchie sadly passed away last Saturday. It seems his death was somewhat overlooked due to the passing of Steve Jobs.

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Goodbye, Steve

I sat down at my computer this morning before work, I glanced at my tweets, then at my RSS, I realised what had happened.

Yesterday the world lost a great man, Steve Jobs.

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iPad 2

Last weekend it was Faye’s 23rd birthday. Having asked her previously she had joked about an iPad, so I saved and an iPad she got. A 32GB, Wi-Fi only iPad2.

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Exciting times for social networking

The social networking world is rather turbulent at the moment, with Google barging in to rival Facebook.

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iPhone Safari - Search for text on page

Have you ever used your iPhone to search Google for something, then find that the best link is a huge page? On the desktop you’d hit cmd+f to search on the page, but in the iPhone this luxury isn’t immediately obvious.

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App::perlbrew

Last summer I decided I would learn Perl. I had put it off for a long time, but after trying and failing at learning Python, I decided to give Perl a go.

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Record Shops

I found myself in the local record shop recently, Faye’s brother wanted to browse. I was loitering around, glancing at the shelves and having a flick here and there. And I just thought to myself, I don’t enjoy being here at all.

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