Storage

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I have a MacBook, and I really enjoy using it as it is a very nice experience. I have a PC, and I really enjoy using it as I am a power-user and have it tailored to the way I work and I’m very comfortable in the environment. I find myself wanting to use the…

Firefox 3

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Got Firefox 3? Try the Fast Dial extension, it’s quite nifty. Anyway, I finally installed the latest greatest version of the ‘fox and most of the extensions I use have been updated (the others I can do without). It’s all nicely streamlined and tweaked already, and I’ll need to replicate this setup on my home…

Keyboard and Mouse

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I should’ve waited before replacing my old PC with another one. If I had I wouldn’t have my current dilemma as I’d be typing this post on an iMac, with a nice wireless keyboard, thin of form, full of factor. But I’m not so here are my requirements and, dear reader, I’d like your thoughts…

Distracted

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Looks like a day of constant drizzle ahead so I’m stuck indoors. Louise is away out to do some shopping and catchup with a friend over lunch and freshly brewed coffee is currently gurgling away in the kitchen. Tasks for the weekend are to finish the flooring in the kitchen. We failed last weekend as…

Free Software

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Just in case you’ve missed these, TechSmith are giving away free versions of their software. Admittedly they are older versions but you can upgrade them for less than the full price of the newer versions. Obviously they are hoping people will try them and like them enough to pay for the latest version: Get SnagIt…

Regress my tech

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Danah Boyd has been reflecting on her long lost handwriting skills. “My ability to communicate without editing has decayed. My patience for creating text at a rate slower than I think has decayed.” Are we getting lazy? Are we too reliant on technology or are we simply adapting how we work and think to match…

Google Docs

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Make my living writing software documentation. There is, of course, much more to it than that, but that remains the bulk of the job. I also write as a hobby, both on this blog and on my other more personal blog. I also maintain a third website although that has been somewhat neglected recently (note…

A few days of misc

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OK, a conscious decision to not think about this blog has meant a fair amount of stuff is getting ‘done’. But I won’t bore you with the minutiae of the past few days as it mainly consisted of shuffling stuff about (mainly into loft), a fair amount of tidying up, a large amount of throwing…

On my Mac

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Well I’ve had it for a while now so here are some of the goodies I have installed on my MacBook. I’ve tried a lot of apps over the past few months, the following are the ones I’ve settled on. One thing to note is that there does seem to be a different kind of…

KVM Recommendations

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More techy questions, I wonder if I’ll ever have the perfect setup? Anyway, I have, as I may have mentioned, a MacBook. It’s a wonderful little laptop but the screen is quite small and I do find that I miss having a mouse. The obvious answer is to plugin a mouse, and hook up the…

Lost Contacts

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No, not LinkedIn or FaceBook, I’m talking about contacts with phone numbers and addresses and so on, not the pseudo-friends that the current crop of social web apps favour. You see, thanks to my Samsung mobile phone or, more specifically, the crap software that came with it, I’ve lost a lot of contact details. Not…

Whilst I remember…

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A few things I’ve been meaning to mention, none of which really warrant an entire blog post. 1. I’m rebranding The “one man” brand is getting an update, and all of my sites will get a few design tweaks. Whilst I’m in the midst of that, is there anything I need to do for this…

You're the inclination…

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Wait, that’s not right. Ahhh yes “You’re the ‘inspiration’”, ahhh the joys of the misheard lyric. However the misheard holds the truth for, dear reader, despite having a lot of ideas for posts, and a few things I need to do as well, I’ve had little inclination over the past week or so (e.g. posts…

Information(ally) Overload(ed)

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Note: Been meaning to post this for some weeks now but couldn’t find the right moment… I guess now is as good a time as any. The title of this blog was, believe it or not, chosen more carefully than most of you may realise, and far more carefully than I let on. Mind you…

Information(ally) Overload(ed)

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Note: Been meaning to post this for some weeks now but couldn’t find the right moment… I guess now is as good a time as any. Cross-posted at Informationally Overloaded, my ‘other’ blog. The title of this blog was, believe it or not, chosen more carefully than most of you may realise, and far more…