System76 Lemur Ultra Laptop – Initial Review

I received my replacement laptop from System76, after the first one arrived with sodding great crack in the screen. I’m tossing together an unboxing video, and that should be done this evening, where you can hear my nasal dulcet tones describing the various holes. I’m actually using the laptop itself to create the video. I recorded it… Continue reading System76 Lemur Ultra Laptop – Initial Review

New Laptop Decision Tree

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The time had come to get a new laptop. My little Ubuntu-running Dell 10v just wasn’t cutting it, and Cassie wants her MacBook for her own stuff. The following chart illustrates my journey. First question was what OS I wanted. I definitely don’t want Windows for obvious reasons. I currently run Ubuntu, but the little… Continue reading New Laptop Decision Tree

Great Power, Responsibility Etc.

Cassie is starting a new documentary project, and there’ll be lots about that on here in the coming months. She has an old Sony PD150 MiniDV camcorder, which was quite the thing back in the early 00’s. (That will be going up on eBay soon, so if you’re interested, let me know.) Tapes and Standard… Continue reading Great Power, Responsibility Etc.

How 37-Year Olds Consume Media

By Matthew Petty (37 years and 2 months) This has been a bit of a thing recently (read: “about 3 weeks ago”), although my delay in posting this means I’ve missed the boatwagon a bit, but never mind eh? Caveat – the fact I disagreed with the previous attempts at this tells me to state… Continue reading How 37-Year Olds Consume Media

Updating Fire Eagle Location Using Plazes And SMS

In the spirit of following through, here’s an update on the auto-location thing I was writing about last week. I asked a question on the Fire Eagle website about how to update via SMS, and I got a helpful email from one of the Fire Eagle team, the man himself, Tom Coates, suggesting I use… Continue reading Updating Fire Eagle Location Using Plazes And SMS

Updating Fire Eagle Location Using Palm Centroid

Yahoo!’s new location-aware service, Fire Eagle (named after the marvellous Ze Frank’s Ride the Fire Eagle Danger Day segment of his year-long the show) is now available to the public. Being the sort of person that signs up for new webby stuff, I had joined a while back out of curiosity, using some freebie invite… Continue reading Updating Fire Eagle Location Using Palm Centroid

GeoURL – Physical Website Locations

Check out other websites based near me in the real world…

You Will Feel The Need To Vomit

OK, so the possibility of nuclear destruction our friend the atom, slow or fast, is bad enough, but how about the possibility of sonic destruction? Hawkwind discussed it in their chilling classic, Sonic Attack. Well, I say ‘discussed’, I actually mean recited a tract of Moorcock apocalyptic barminess over a backing of overdriven synth noodlings… Continue reading You Will Feel The Need To Vomit