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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Dave Gorman has tech support woes

Googlewacker and America crosser Dave Gorman has being trying to sort his broadband out this week — he’s written up two accounts of his dealings with BT tech support: I kept hearing the following phrase: “Your case has been escalated to the complex faults team but due to a system error the task has failed.” […]

Wibbly Wobbly Jelly on a Plate

Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! JELLO TIME .COM – by Rafaël Rozendaal

Flickr’s new revenue model?

Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! No seen this before.

WordPress for iPhone

Just testing the WordPress iPhone app. More info. Had one instance of a bug that meant you couldn’t get back to the draft post after trying to select a category. If that happens you lose your post. No spell check. It is a ton better than any customised web interface I’ve seen, but not quite […]

Watching me Jon Bounds, Watching you Google Street View Car

Google Street Map Car – Moseley, Bimingham UK Originally uploaded by bounder While I’m sitting working, what should I see out of the corner of my eye than the Google Street View Car. Breathlessly excited, I rushed to get my camera — luckily I’m in a cul-de-sac so I knew it was coming back. I […]

8-bit hippy shit

I’ve spent a good hour or so reading the brill History of Lamasoft by the Yak Jeff Minter himself, and then reliving some of his spectrum classics. The great Psychedelia especially. “I called the program a “light synthesiser”, and advertised it as a new, non-competitive form of entertainment… no enemies, no killing, just light and […]

Geeky Picture Quiz

I wrote a quiz for WordCampUK, the picture round is 20 “famous people” to identifiy — I thought it was worthwhile to pop it up on the net. So here it is (PDF link) – answers are on page two, and link to somewhere on the net that should explain who they are if you’re […]

The voice of pikachu

Retro To Go: Dr Who Tardis wardrobe

, pretend you're the doctor by nipping in and out of this self-assembly canvas construction, with the added bonus of a single rail inside for your space age clobber. Make a K9 out of a waste bin and some old wire and you'll be ready to conquer the galaxy. link

iPhone 2.0 — nightmare

I tried to upgrade to the new iPhone, I was up at 8am trying on the O2 store last week — it crashed, it was slow, and when I finally got to order there was absolutely no confirmation. Turns out I got a text yesterday saying that my order was received after stock ran out, […]