The voices are back… they’re telling him what to do

A Howard Jones lyric, for what it’s worth, but it seems fitting, as I can talk beyond a croak today.

While I was in the land of the silent, however, a number of my written works made their way to the great unwashed public. In the print world, the November issue of Netguide Magazine has been frolicking on store shelves for a little while now. Inside, you’ll find a roundup of portable photo printers, along with suitable sub-$500 digital cameras to run them, all written by yours truly. Not content with that, there’s also the ever-exciting Broadband table (I’m sure that somebody reads it avidly before going to bed), as well as standalone reviews of :
Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 Preferred, 3D Home Architect Landscape and Patio Design, The Ultimate Troubleshooter, Lexmark C500 SOHO Laser Printer, Iomega MiniMax Desktop Hard Drive, Sony DVD WALKMAN DVE7000S, Linksys WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband Router, Nokia E61, Philips VoIP321, GTR 2 (PC), Joint Task Force (PC), Saints Row (Xbox 360) and Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (every format known to man, not including actual Lego).

I’ve also been busy on the Web front, with a trio of reviews going live at

D-Link DSL-G604T: “D-Link’s DSL-G604T is a ADSL2/2+ modem router with some serious stability issues…”
(I’ve even written an extra bit of feedback on this review, as some readers took rather a lot of exception to it. I don’t often comment on reviews once written, often because I don’t usually have the products any more to test additional claims, but more frequently because it can be the result of trolling, or get rather personal rather quickly — and thus unproductive. It could be interesting to see how this one pans out.)

iConnect Access 624W: “In physical design terms, the iConnect Access 624W looks like a router. Pretty much any router, in fact. If you pushed us, we’d probably fall over…”

Telstra TicTalk: “Parents: How do you feel about your children being beaten up? Some would say that it builds character. Others would suggest that it instead builds lifelong psychological scarring and the odd broken bone…”

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