Persistent suitor

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

Just got back from a frustrating session of geocaching. I had a pleasant 2.5km walk through East Ham, towards one of the Greenway geocaches. I got to within 4 metres of the caches and I was about to start searching the ivy bush mentioned in the geocache hint when: "Hi! What's ...

Bluetooth keyboard and iPod Nano

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

I finally got myself a Bluetooth keyboard. Typing on a laptop keyboard is difficult to do for any long period of time. But I need to be able to type for long periods of time. I’m doing an Advanced Narrative Writing course, plus I plan to enroll for the National Novel ...

The worst kept secret

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

From ZDNet: Some industry insiders to believe that Apple is working on an online movie store and a video playback device that does for movies what iTunes and the iPod have already done for music. Good. I'm glad to hear Apple will do for videos what it has done for digital ...

iPod cast

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

When the Fabulister programming is under control, I would really like to hire actors to read Lexicon stories so people can download them and put them on their iPods. Yes, I'm a geek! ;-)

Geotoad

Monday, January 3rd, 2005

Chris told me about Geotoad, a free, open source program that searches the geocaching website and serves up the data in numerous formats. I chose iPod contacts format and now I have the webpage information (minus logs) of every geocache within 500 miles of my home stored on my iPod. ...

Xmas DJ

Sunday, December 26th, 2004

I had my iPod and iBook, plus wireless broadband, at the family Xmas party tonight. I felt like an old time piano player at a party getting requests. When people saw I could get songs in seconds and play them on the stereo via my iTrip, I was inundated with ...

Back at work

Monday, November 15th, 2004

My week long holiday is over. I've got a stack of work to be getting on with and I feel like I've never been away. All in all it was a productive holiday. I did all the chores I've been meaning to do for months, tidied out my cupboard, cleaned ...

Samsung shows ‘world’s first’ hard drive phone

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

From The Register: Samsung shows 'world's first' hard drive phone By Tony Smith Published Monday 6th September 2004 11:42 GMT Samsung has shown what it claims is the world's first mobile phone that incorporates a hard drive. The SPH-V5400, unveiled today in Japan, includes 1.5GB of hard disk storage. That's barely more than you can ...

Crazy Copyright Laws

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004

From the Sydney Morning Herald: Most people know it is illegal to download songs from the internet without paying. But far fewer people know it is illegal to copy music from a CD you have legally bought. Anyone who has copied songs from a CD onto an iPod or computer hard drive ...

Major shopping day

Saturday, July 24th, 2004

Ever had one of those days when you see everything you've been planning to buy, but failing to find, for weeks? I had one of those days today. Bought: Flat heeled knee high black boots (on special too!) A new handbag big enough to carry my iPod. Tea things. The inconsequential can be so ...

The New Toy

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

I'm starting to get the hang of my new toy, my iPod. It wasn't smooth sailing, I was forced to add Win 2000 service pack 4 before I could install the iPod software. Luckily that went well. The iTrip software also didn't work out of the box and I had to ...