Halls of residence

The other day, in my role as a member of university IT staff, I visited a hall of residence to install some wireless networking equipment. It’s out of term-time so the hall was unoccupied, and Chris and I had the building to ourselves. It was quite eerie  -a building normally full of people and noise […]

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Where I’ve been

My iPhone automatically records geo-location information with each photo I take. I’ve never used the information, but today I happened to be prodding about in the menus and it drew me a map of where I’ve taken photos. It struck me that, by pure coincidence, all of the places are in a straight line. So, […]

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How to waste £400

I dropped my iPhone 3GS this week. It fell perfectly face down on the pavement, and the glass front shattered. The screen still works perfectly, and so does the touch-screen. Unfortunately some of the shards of glass are loose and they have an unpleasant tendency to stick in your thumb when you swipe to unlock […]

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GPS tracker

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. […]

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