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If technology doesn't seem like magic, it's probably obsolete

I'm finding less time to update my blog these days, but my flickr photostream is often updated.

Playing in my house right now...

At 00:00 GMT on Thursday I was listening to:

More of what I've been listening to

Latest pictures from my phone

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More pictures from my phone


Sunday August 20 2006 at 02:43 GMT

The Adventure Racing World Championship 2006 are taking place in Sweden right now -- quite literally. The race is 7 days long and covers pretty much every sport out there. Check out the race reports to get a flavour of the event.

Next year the AR World Championship is being held in Scotland, so there was talk amongst the team I completed the Rat Race with of putting a team together. I was up for it, but after reading those reports, I'm scared at the thought!

Friday August 18 2006 at 00:47 GMT [via mobile]

Lavazza have a temporary espresso bar in Festival 
Square at the moment.  Festival Square is where the council installed a 
load of grey slabs for a alt-post-modern ironic zeitgeist attack on the 
location name.  It works.

Lavazza have a temporary espresso bar in Festival Square at the moment. Festival Square is where the council installed a load of grey slabs for a alt-post-modern ironic zeitgeist attack on the location name. It works.

Friday August 18 2006 at 00:42 GMT [via mobile]

Kingfisher have cut out the complicated beer-making 
work, and gone straight for water.  Genius.  The Indian brewers get their water from ... Wales.

Kingfisher have cut out the complicated beer-making work, and gone straight for water. Genius. The Indian brewers get their water from ... Wales.

Friday August 18 2006 at 00:13 GMT

As you can see, I've got my del.icio.us link poster working again, after I snapped it last weekend. Enjoy!

Saturday August 12 2006 at 14:58 GMT

After months of procrastination I finally get my del.icio.us links automated to post each day, only for del.icio.us to close off the version of the API the script was using the next day. Things should be fixed now...

Friday August 11 2006 at 22:16 GMT

Since my previous post on setting up a new Dell, there were several interesting links by email and in the comments. Dell seem to be doing some nasty things with their MyWay software, meaning the only real way to set up a new Dell is to reformat the computer and start afresh. Sigh.

Wednesday August 9 2006 at 09:15 GMT

meebo is incredibly handy if you're away from your own computer and need to use IM. Below you will see meebome, which I'll see if anyone uses.

Monday August 7 2006 at 23:40 GMT

The del.icio.us thing at the top of the page, was taking too long to load, so I got my finger out and, based on this dude's work put together a script which grabs my del.icio.us links and posts them on my site. Nice.

Monday August 7 2006 at 00:04 GMT [via mobile]

Hazel (not me) managed to get tickets! :-D

Hazel (not me) managed to get tickets! :-D

Friday August 4 2006 at 09:13 GMT [via mobile]

Congratulations to Dietmar and Birte on the birth of their daughter. All three are doing well.

Congratulations to Dietmar and Birte on the birth of their daughter. All three are doing well.

Thursday August 3 2006 at 00:57 GMT [via mobile]

ARGH -- they\'re taking over!

ARGH -- they're taking over!

Wednesday August 2 2006 at 23:36 GMT

Mahyad picked up a sweet new phone: a Sony Ericsson k800i. Whilst Mahyad marvelled at the beautiful design, 3G opportunities, crisp screen, RSS reader, excellent browser, 3.2 megapixel camera and audio functions, all I wanted to know was if push email (think Blackberry functionality, without having to pay the earth or being locked to a hardware solution) worked properly.

My attempts to get it set up didn't work, but Mahyad sorted it, with everything set up and running perfectly. Within a few seconds of a mail being sent, the phone gave a ping and there it was! Mahyad uses the same hosting as Jim and I, so our tests a few weeks ago have bourne fruit.

Why am I so interested? Well, my new phone isn't that far away, and if everything is working for Mahyad there is an excellent chance I'll be able to get it up and running quickly (although I may needs Jammy Gilani's help!).

Wednesday August 2 2006 at 23:32 GMT

If you enjoy seeing/hearing artistic performances in the Queen's Hall, you should support the campaign to ensure it keeps being funded. Full details are here: www.edinburghnews.com/savethequeenshall.

Wednesday August 2 2006 at 13:55 GMT

Croatian panorama
Over the last few days I've spent some time updating the gallery, both uploading new pictures and also making it more enjoyable to view the pictures thank to the addition of next and previous image displays.

Most of the new galleries are uncommented yet, but feel free to enjoy them.

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