Perhaps my job as a mobile IT specialist is getting too much for me. Last night I had a dream that someone configured my alarm clock for push notifications and then signed me up to a high volume mailing list. When it went off this morning, in a half-awake state I irritably tried to remember […]Read more "It’s all getting too much"
I’ve now had an iPhone 3GS for a couple of weeks, and it seemed only right to write something about it. This is not a review – there are many, many other reviews of the iPhone out there. This article is just a collection of my own thoughts, and a few comparisons to my other […]Read more "My thoughts on the iPhone 3GS"
Since getting my iPhone 3GS, I’ve been playing with a few apps. Today I tried one called Cyclemeter, which is a GPS tracker and can provide some interesting stats about your cycle rides. I set it to track my journey to work (Speedwell – Clifton) and was quite interested by the elevation graph in particular. […]Read more "GPS tracker"
This week, my phone contract came to an end and it was time to say goodbye to my old smartphone – a Sony Ericsson P1i. I thought it fitting to say a few words. Don’t confuse this with a review for a 3-year old phone – this is more like a comparison between the early […]Read more "So long, Symbian"
Some years ago, my dad bought me a book about electronics, computers and robots from a jumble sale for 10p. It was published in 1984 and probably about 15 years out of date when I received it. Today I came across it on my bookshelf back at my parents’ house, and there’s a double-page spread […]Read more "The house of the future"
About a year ago, I built a computer based upon the MSI P45 Neo3-FR motherboard. I chose it because it offered the ICH10R chipset with Intel Matrix fakeraid (but that’s a whole other story). Overclocking At the time, I was disappointed with the board because I was not able to overclock – not one tiny […]Read more "MSI motherboard woes"
You might wonder what there is to discuss about bike lights. But in my several years as an urban commuter cyclist, and with my fascination for toys such as bike lights, I’ve made some observations which might prove useful to other cyclists. What you need Before you go out and buy a light, decide what […]Read more "Guidance for cyclists on bike lights"