digital Utopia

August 2007 Monthly Archives

Going pro

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Remember The Milk has launched a pro version of itself. I know that a lot of work has gone into RTM and they’ve been working on it for three years for free, but it still isn’t ready to be sold on as a complete product. In my mind there are quite a few (as I […]

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My slow network

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Finally got around to checking out my network and why it is appallingly slow. Well it took me about 30 seconds to figure out but setting things aright might take a bit longer. For reasons known only to the hardware engineers at Abit, my KX7-333R refused to accept the Belkin PCI network card (wouldn’t even […]

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Deviant practices by Big Blue

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IBM have started making their developerWorks section available only if you sign up. This is fair enough, they have a good resource and they have the right to track the comings and goings of their readers. However the thing that riles me every time I have to log in is their practice of taking me […]

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“Sod this, I’m going back to bed”

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said the stranger on the platform. “I think I’ll join you” I thought. Then I corrected myself: “To my bed obviously”. A cold, wet, constant drizzle on a Wednesday morning and the 7:08 train hadn’t arrived. Nor had the 7:43 or the 8:43. In fact no trains had been seen in either direction since I […]

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Heroes

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Me and Mrs Bear has just finished our marathon sessions of watching the TV series Heroes. An enjoyable roller-coaster of plot twists and turns let down by a poor ending. Spoiler Warning: Firstly Sylar’s ‘death’. Hiro was a short run away from him. Sylar could have easily stopped him from running him through. Better would […]

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eco-madness

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Mrs Bear is bit of an eco warrior when it comes to shopping so we get the decomposable bin liners (which are literally rubbish), the food with less packaging (never mind the taste), and eggs which are free range (because cages are cruel). So when we were out we got some eggs from Asda. Does […]

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What I Want Is…

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…a single recharger. I know this is never going to happen, but I want a single recharger for all devices that can use a recharger. It won’t happen without government intervention, but benefits for the consumer are numerous. Something else that is also on my wish list (and I would implement if I became a […]

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Rail Chaos (again)

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I’ve been meaning to post about this but every time I look for a link regarding it there is nothing to link to. A lot of time in the mornings have been lost to upgrading of the signals between Billingham and Hartlepool on the coast line between Middlesbrough and Newcastle – the line which I […]

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RTM update

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Following on from yesterday’s post, the RTM team have released an update which now gives support for sorting by preference (be it date, priority or name) which means that one of my main gripes is defunct. However this update also supports my concerns over the interface as they have two drop down lists each with […]

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