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Google – Leader of the Pack

Today I just happened upon Google Pack – a bundle of wonderful, free utilities and applications. The Google Pack installer helps you to keep track of all these applications, makes sure you have the most up-to-date versions and everything else. Not sure how out of date I am with this post as I have been… Read More »Google – Leader of the Pack

The Duality of Blogging

My poor old weblog has suffered recently at the hands of focussed thought. As such I have decided to split my ramblings into two and try to divide my publishing practice into both my typical rambling zone but also a new tech-related ramble zone. A vain attempt to produce two blogs out of no time… Read More »The Duality of Blogging

Make a killing in your retirement

Hollywood hath no inspiration like real life: A story I heard on the Last Word (Today FM) yesterday seemed so bizarre I could hardly believe what I was hearing. Seemingly two old ladies in the US took it upon themselves to seek an active retirement fund. How did they manage this? Well they befriended homeless… Read More »Make a killing in your retirement

Oh Lord(i)

A phrase that surely sums up the weekend; a weekend that saw Munster finally claim the European cup after so long trying. Hats off to Peter Stringer, who by all accounts played out of his skin as he always does for Ireland anyway. Congrats to the lads on a great victory – I’m sure that… Read More »Oh Lord(i)

DRM – It’s Not Just Protection

Just listening to an excellent podcast by Cory Doctorow from the Electronic Frontier Foundation He talks about DRM and what its impact is on the world and exactly what it means to everyone and the market for digital content. It’s not a copyright mechanism but something far uglier.

Flu Gas

Just read this in the Times today: Apparently 12,000 chickens were gassed recently in a practice run for what might happen in the event of a bird flu outbreak. None of these birds actually had bird flu. The birds were killed using CO2 that is supposedly a humane exercise. Personally I have to take a… Read More »Flu Gas

Shot in ajax

I’m all for web-based technology, in fact I’m a firm believer that many desktop clients should be web-fronted instead of heavy GUI code, especially in small businesses. However, all these applications appearing lately, enabled by Ajax are begging the question of “how far is too far?”. This latest application that I have come across is… Read More »Shot in ajax

Apple goes to Boot Camp

Heard about this yesterday and even though I knew it was only a matter of time, I still found it hard to grasp. It would appear that Apple have embraced the attempts by others to get Windows XP running on the Intel version of their hardware and have launched their own official BIOS enabler to… Read More »Apple goes to Boot Camp