In which Alex makes a Marti Pellow reference for some reason…

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Lots of irons in the fire at the moment, even though it might seem rather quiet on the publishing front. My regular blog/column at Geeks2U continues on, however, this week looking at waterproof technology and ’80s Scottish Pop bands. Mostly the former. Geekspeak: Technology and water don’t mix: “Or do they?”

The inevitable one where I talk about iOS4

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Which was bound to happen sooner or later. Sooner rather than later, as a matter of fact, with a somewhat stream of consciousness/first impressions blog on what installing and running it was like on the first day over at MacTheBlog: MacTheBlog: iOS 4: What is it good for? “As it turns out, not absolutely nothing.”

The joys of freelancing, part one: Be your own boss! (but not)

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One of the benefits of freelancing, so they say, is that you become your own boss. Nobody peeking over your shoulder, and endless days of getting up late, working in pyjamas and being hand-fed peeled grapes by dusky island maidens. The reality, naturally enough, is slightly different. Grapes go substantially up in price. The dusky […]

It’s all about the accessories…

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Isn’t that standard fashion advice? I technically shouldn’t know, having the apparent fashion sense of a three weak dead weasel. Unless decaying weasel corpses are “in” right now. It’s so hard to tell, really. While I ponder whether I should invest in a new wardrobe* you could check out my rather exhaustive (and exhausting) roundup […]

Can you point your fingers and do the twist?

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I certainly can. It’s all glamour in this job, especially when you get to hob-nob with multi-million selling recording artists… or at least sing with them. That’s a passable enough description of one of the two reviews of mine live at CNET.com.au today: SingStar The Wiggles: “Little Wiggles fans will love SingStar The Wiggles, but […]

Elites, Gadgets and the desire to do terrible things to couriers…

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My, but I’ve been busy. So busy, in fact that the only mention I made of a column that went up yesterday was via my Twitter account. For those of you not following (why?), here it is: Vintage Tech: Looking Back At Elite: “Some games are good. Very few are great. Even fewer are fantastic. […]

The good, the bad and the Hippo.

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More Hippo news than I would have thought possible. Although half of it is due to Kate (tip o’ the hat) and the excellent Zooborns Web site: Baby Hippo Hits the Pool: This little hippo, pictured at just one week old, was born at Zoo Antwerp in Belgium on May 22nd. That’s just too cute […]

Macbook or iPad?

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Sure, I could be writing about that new shiny Apple gadget. Undoubtedly, very shortly, I will be. But yesterday, when my latest article went up, I was still busy writing about Apple’s other shiny gadget, and the comparison against its shiny laptop line: MacTheBlog: MacBook vs iPad: Let Battle Commence: “I didn’t actually climb Mount […]

Desktop storage and online privacy

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Monday kicks off with a review at CNET.com.au and this week’s Geekspeak column at Geeks2U. Firstly, a quick guide to online privacy at Geeks2U: Geekspeak:Privacy online: A quick primer: “One of the ongoing themes of the Internet age has been the question of privacy,and how to maintain it in an increasingly online world.” And then […]