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Planespotting

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Life, Technology

We had our grandson, Alfie, visiting over the weekend so I thought I would take him along to the Gatwick Aviation Museum to look at the planes there. In all the time I have lived here I have never got round to visiting before so I figured it was about time. I also decided to […]

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Embedding Spotify

March 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Music, Technology

A friend has suggested that, if I mention a track or album on Spotify I should embed it in the post. Previously I have sometimes put a hyperlink in though often I haven’t bothered. I thought I would try installing a plugin and see what it does. This is just a test of that plugin […]

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Delicate sound of thunder

February 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Music, Technology

This evening I watched the first half of Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder concert film that was broadcast on BBC Four over the weekend, which gave me a chance to indulge in at least a triple dose of nostalgia. The concert footage was from their 1987-89 tour, filmed during August during the US leg […]

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Near Field Communication: an idiot’s guide

February 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Technology

By which I mean a guide written by an idiot of course.

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My emails

February 9th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life, Technology

Huge apologies to anybody who has tried to contact me by e-mail on the old Skuds@blueyonder address in the last four or five (or maybe more) months. I didn’t read your e-mails. Here’s the thing. I decided to use my gmail more because it was dead easy to set up on my tablet and phone. […]

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A real first world problem

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Music, Technology

So. About that car that I said I wouldn’t go on about any more? I got a 64GB USB stick and filled it up with music. The car (or rather the car’s computer) had no problem reading such a large capacity and playing anything from it but because of the number of tracks you can […]

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The pace of change

October 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Technology

I think we have all heard of the concept of ‘internet time’ , which is a sort of technological version of dog years, and we talk about how everything seems to progress much more quickly now, and take it as a given without thinking too much about it. Today I made the mistake of thinking […]

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Today’s bright idea: an ironic app

August 30th, 2013 · Comments Off · Technology

I may be throwing stones around a glass house a bit here since I use them myself, but I am finding it more and more difficult to cope with Captchas. I find myself wondering whether that “c” should be upper- or lower-case, whether that other squiggle is a “z” a “2″ or just some random […]

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Today’s bright idea #2

August 28th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Life, Technology

Todays’ bright idea: a new open source file format for CVs. In the old days a CVwas typed up on paper and physically posted. Now they are done in (usually) MS Word and more often emailed or uploaded to an employer or agency’s web site, but people still think of the CV as a document […]

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40,000 and counting

August 13th, 2013 · Comments Off · Music, Technology

Tonight I reached the arbitrary but round number of 40,000 tracks scrobbeld to Last.fm. A lot was from Spotify, but I guess a fair chunk was from Windows Media Player too. To celebrate, I made sure that track 40,000 was Green Onions, which is my most-played track. Looking at the statistics on Last.fm is is […]

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