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Inksmith Explained Redux

Let me start off by saying that Inksmith is what I view as my biggest online failure, after a fashion and this is what this particular post is about. Whenever I announce a project or something I usually deliver, notice I said whenever I announce a project. I may be a blabber mouth an I […]

Habari | Design Week 02

It’s been a truly exciting time for Habari on the design front (not that it’s not been exciting on the code front, but I can only really properly comment on all things design to be honest). Since the last time we talked, Michael has been a busy boy with absolutely everything under the sun. All […]

Making Firefox faster

It’s unreal just how much faster doing this tweak actually makes Firefox load websites. Seriously best Firefox tweak I’ve done in a good long while.

BlackBerry Pearl

Easily one of the coolest gadgets I got this year was the Blackberry Pearl (or 8100 model). I’ve been playing with it for like a day now and I know it’s going to be something really special to use for a good long while.

Best of the Net 2006

I started writing a best of 2006 about a week ago, however I’ve had to break that down into several posts because it got far too large and I didn’t feel that I would be doing each topic justice, if I bulked all of them into one post. So for the first topic of conversation I’ll talk about the best of the Net for 2006. Word of warning, there’s a lot of images in this particular post just to bear it in mind.

Blue Dragon

Blue Dragon from the fine folk at Mistwalker. Dammit, they’ve actually got me considering getting an Xbox 360 as it’s what I expected Final Fantasy 8 to look like (7 was and is the only Final Fantasy game I’ve played, but when I mean played I mean bought a Playstation just to play…(thanks to Aurum3 […]

CSS File Structure

This post is for those who dabble in a bit of CSS, so all those who don’t know or care for such things can move right along, I won’t take it personally, honest. For those that are interested in such things, I’m trying to change the CSS convention from what it is now to something a little bit more manageable.

Standards Reboot

Standards Reboot. In a way it was inevitable, following these pretty shocking results. Seems we do actually have a way to go before the majority of sites are standards compliant.

PMPs 2006

Timely “Ipod killers” article, flags up several players that I definitely want to have a look at, specifically the MPIO FY800 looks like a real contender

Democracy Platform

Democrcy Internet TV Platform - in all it’s open sourcy goodness. Just in time for the new Battlestar Galactica series (how the hell did so many months go by since season 2 ended, it really does seem like an eternity), the new My Name is Earl series and the new Lost series (still need to […]

Ubuntu Advocate | Installing Software

Following on from Part 1 of this series of posts on Ubuntu, I’m going to talk about Ubuntu and Linux’s most POWERFUL concept. Installing software through repositories. The way I understand it is that these are databases of all the latest stable software that has been tried and tested to work with Ubuntu. The […]

Ubuntu Advocate | Part 1

Ubuntu 6.06 ‘Drapper Drake’ is a vastly superior operating system to Windows XP.

Usually people give their conclusions once they’ve established the question first and then gone through the process of explaining and proving why. I’m going to make my conclusions and therefore raise your expectations (or utter disbelief or even contempt and arrogance) […]


I’ve been trying to find ways to increase my productivity and effectively take my life back by the horns, which for the past couple of months has spiralled out of control.

Gmail is a staple in my life. I use it and don’t think about it. I’ve not gotten to the stage where I really use […]

Sony Ericsson M600i

Finally my wishes for a mobile that actually provides me with what I want have been answer with the latest Sony Ericsson M600i.

I honestly don’t care that it doesn’t have a camera, as I find that feature a bit superfluous for my liking in a mobile phone anyway. It’s also fantastic news that mobile […]

Gnome Files

Gnome Files. Part of the problem with open source is the fact that there are so many applications out there that can help you do all sorts of things, so much so you probably don’t even know that they exist. To help you along the way we’ve got the excellent Gnome Files website, which is […]

20 years of Linux

20 Years of Linux panel at LinuxWorld from August. Yeah, it’s only been 15 years, however the guys at the panel look to the future and come up with some very interesting ideas, thoughts and suggestions.

Wii E3

So I met up with Chris and co on Friday. What’s cool about Chris is that he’s one of the few remaining friends of mine that is a TOTAL and UBER geek. He’s not only a geek, but he’s pretty damn proud of it. Damn right as well. The way you should be. Wear your […]

LG - Chocolate

Guy Howard emailed me on Tuesday asking me whether or not I wanted a free LG Chocolate phone to test out. So off I went to see what this promotion was all about.

From the site itself:
They realise that consumer-to-consumer recommendations carry a higher trust factor than virtually all other forms of advertising, and that word […]


I’ve been keeping up with a lot of my feeds lately, mainly because I’m still waiting for version 0.4 of FOF Redux (which should hopefully have the new interface as part of the new features) but anyway. Paul’s done a nice little writeup of the new linux XGL OS from Novell. This news comes at […]

wikipedia ipod

Wikipedia on your ipod!!!? Haven’t tried this yet, but damn that does look pretty cool. Thing is though my phone has got a better screen than my ipod mini and the battery lasts longer, so does anyone know of something similiar for a mobile phone?

Red Out Racer

I’ve been completely obssessed with Red Out Racer from Kiloo. This is a game for my k750i and I’ve got to say it’s one of the most amazing and addictive games found on a mobile phone EVER. It’s effectively a mini version of WipeOut, complete with all the options you’ve come to expect from that […]

The Digital Swiss Army Knife

Knowing full well how the Apple fans out there are going to latch onto this, let me just say that I am not an Apple basher, nor am I a Microsoft fan. I don’t like corporations, but that’s another story for another time. Right now I’m going to talk about hand held gadgets. I […]

Weird Phone

I’ve been having a weird phone day today. As mentioned before, I’m really not a mobile phone user per say. However due to circumstances I’ve decided to yield and as such I bit the bullet and ordered something. That’s when the drama started.

So I’m supposed to get the phone the next day. I had […]

Photoshop vs The GIMP = my pencil

Apart from the completely unfortunate name, the GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a great little application. It’s generally accepted that it’s got the power of Photoshop, with the exception of a few features (probably more, but I’m not going to get into that right now). The obvious advantage of this all being the […]

Didn’t get away with it.

Update: Probably going to be offline throughout the weekend, while I sort my PC out. I’m going to load up a linux distro from CD to see if it’s actually a windows fuck up. Hopefully that’s all it is, and I can retrieve most of my data, and then simply format the box and start […]

The Internet is 10 years old.

So I’m waiting for Stathis to get his lazy ass to the station, and seeing as I was a little bit early I went into the nearest store to check the latest magazines. While I’m in there I noticed the latest Wired issue. Now bear in mind I’ve never bought Wired in my life. It […]


GoogleGrab. Not tried this yet but looks pretty interesting.

FeedLounge Alpha

Just got my Alpha invite to Feedlounge, which as you can expect from the name is an online RSS feed aggregator. Why the hell would you want one of those you ask? Well if you’re like me, I like to keep on top of things both from home and from work. I’ll check my RSS […]

Welcome to BadFruit - home of BadApple software

BadApple software from BadFruit presents an ipod plugin that provides itunes with podcasting support. I’ll try this tonight and see if I can get into this pod casting malarky.


Now see this is interesting. Basically it’s a javascript you install on your server and link up your header to it. Dumbs everything down so that the way it was coded for a web compliant browser shows up on IE.

The website is courtesy of one Dean Edwards. I would have loved this for version 1.0 […]

Blender Generation v2.35

Oh yeah like I could resist not posting something about this. The new version of Blender is out, and I swear all the arguements I’ve been having with Franchesco regarding the undo system is completely moot now.

Previously in the moving of objects there was NO UNDO. This I felt was a pretty weak aspect […]

Blender Generation

Damn, I’ve been spending a lot more time learning blender (that animation isn’t mine by the way, off google), and the more I get into it the more impressed I generally am by this application. It’s pretty damn powerful stuff. Once you get past the whole setup really it’s a lovely little program, that’s got […]

Technologically in the dark ages.

I’ve been technologically completely in the dark this past year and a half. Usually I make an effort to try and keep up to date with the goings on in technology, and specifically personnal technology. One step ahead. I’ve been stuck in a rut for a while now. I mean I only got a digital […]

Firefox Preview Version 1.0

Get FireFox Now! Tell them I sent you there. Man I’m well excited about this. Firefox has transformed my web-browsing experience, and there’s a reason for that. I’m currently using the Noria Extreme skin which is pretty funky. I was using the Mozilla Netscape for a while now, but I need something different.