Wednesday, 09 Feb 2011 16:31:23 · 1 minute read
It seems that everyone is having some problems with Facebook at the moment. They are getting notifications saying someone has written on their wall, but find that their wall hasn’t been updated for a week or two.Read On →
Sunday, 06 Feb 2011 15:49:28 · 4 minute read
The other evening Faye and I watched the film, Cast Away. I didn’t watch the whole film, but the overall plot was man gets stuck on island, everyone thinks he’s dead, he comes back after five years.
I started to think about what it would be like if I had found myself left on a deserted island five years ago (2005), what sort of technology would I have missed?Read On →
Wednesday, 02 Feb 2011 15:21:49 · 2 minute read
Back last year Oracle canned the OpenSolaris project. A group of developers forked the source and created the Illumos project which aimed to maintain the base of OpenSolaris as well as develop open code to replace the closed binaries that OpenSolaris included.Read On →
Wednesday, 02 Feb 2011 00:47:31 · 5 minute read
On my server I have a store of films located at /share/media/movies. Using NFS I share this directory to various other computers on my home network. For a long while Faye has been asking me to categorise them into genres and cast, but with over 300 files I’ve been loath to do it by hand, so I thought I’d automate things using Perl.Read On →
Monday, 31 Jan 2011 10:28:35 · 1 minute read
Back in November a mobile version of VLC was released for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Many people cheered as the open source media player graced their iOS device. Though some people didn’t…Read On →
Tuesday, 02 Nov 2010 09:22:14 · 1 minute read
Adiam is an awesome app for OS X which is based on the same code as Pidgin. Adium has the advantage of being the same as many other open source instant messenger clients out there as well as being coded specifically for OS X and all the Aqua goodness one could ask for.Read On →
Tuesday, 02 Nov 2010 08:56:17 · 2 minute read
VLC, the popular open source media player, has been ported to the iPhone by Applidium. The media player is available via the App Store for free.Read On →
Monday, 01 Nov 2010 06:17:57 · 1 minute read
This week I am working the early shift at work. I must be in Machynlleth by 5am meaning that I’ve got to get up at 3:30am and leave by 4:30am. However, today when my 3:30 alarm went off, it was actually 4:30…Read On →
Sunday, 24 Oct 2010 09:23:42 · 4 minute read
Once again, late to the blogsphere as usual.
Yesterday Apple announced it’s plans for the next iteration of OS X - 10.7 “Lion”.
Lion will concentrate on bringing technologies “back to the Mac”, indeed this phrase was the tagline to the event on Wednesday.Read On →
Monday, 13 Sep 2010 23:28:16 · 1 minute read
Last Friday I received my iPhone 4. I have to say I’m impressed with the speed of the thing, much more responsive than my old first generation iPod touch.Read On →