Don't want me to pirate your stuff?

Don't want me to pirate your stuff?

Apr 16

You’re a media producer, music say, and you don’t want people to pirate your stuff, you want them to pay for it. You’re an author, you want people to buy your book so you can make money from the ‘fruits of your labour’. Fair enough, I get it, I understand and I agree with you. I also want to be paid for my work. However, if you are the RIAA, MPAA or Macmillan books,...

Publishers are smiling because Apple will help them screw us

Publishers are smiling because Apple will help them screw us

Feb 07

I just want to be clear, right from the start, that I am an Amazon fan boy; I think they are great, I think their service is great and I think their Kindle is great. Whilst plodding behind my wife while she was shopping (and I was carrying) today, I read Google News on my phone. This was one of the articles I read and it infuriated me:...

And this is why I am not interested in the iPad… version 1.0

And this is why I am not interested in the iPad… version 1.0

Jan 29

I just read a fascinating article by Stephen Fry on the iPad that I think it put things into perspective for me. One of the main points reminded me about the criticism for the original iPhone (the 2G version). A lot of people were disappointed and underwhelmed at the iPhone 2G, myself included. I was not interested in owning one at the time, especially considering the price. The issues were...

Ich, bin, ein, Nerd!

Ich, bin, ein, Nerd!

Jan 12

But first, let us establish the exact extent of the Nerdity: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD3SF6foL00] I was thinking about starting a series of posts on programming an evolution simulator, about how I am going to go about it this time (I’ve started a couple of times but some of the details eluded me in the past). But then my ThinkGeek order arrived and now I can’t...

ThinkGeek is made of win

ThinkGeek is made of win

Jan 03

I love shopping at ThinkGeek and I’ve shopped there many times before. My wife literally has to hold me back from bankrupting us on that site, such is the level of my geek. Some of the stuff I have had those guys send me include (but are not limited to): Das Keyboard (the best keyboard I have ever owned): http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/keyboards-mice/8396/ Levitron (the most...

The Website Is Down Rocks

The Website Is Down Rocks

Dec 23

These video’s are, hands down, some of the funniest shit I’ve ever seen. It’s probably so funny because it’s mostly true and most techies I know have been in similar situations. If you’ve ever done tech support, you’ll love these video’s. If you’re in sales… possibly not so much. Anyway, check it out: The website –...