Paul drew me, which is a good thing

Enigmatic Paul Murphy has drawn my portrait from a photograph he found on the Internet. I think there’s a reasonable chance that this isn’t a drawing at all but just the application of the Photoshop ‘drawing’ filter to a photograph but I’m not asking – they don’t call him ‘Enigmatic Paul’ for nothing. Paul is… Continue reading Paul drew me, which is a good thing

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Endless deferral

Voodoo Pad is one of those applications that promises to get me organised. Of course, I long ago resigned myself to never actually getting organised – in fact, downloading and trying organisers like this one is my substitute for actually getting organised. My Powerbook’s hard drive is a graveyard for PIMs, contact trackers, unstructured databases, brainstorming… Continue reading Endless deferral

I dreamt this

If you dial 1471 from a BT phone you can find out the last number that called you (you can get the last five numbers now, in fact). If you dial 1671 (or something) you should get the next five numbers. You could charge a lot of money for a service like that.

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Should I buy a Tivo?

Never shy of jumping on a bandwagon nearly a year after it closes its UK operation, I’ve been bidding on Tivo PVRs (‘Personal Video Recorders’) at eBay. Do you think I should buy one? I don’t have Sky so can’t buy a Sky+ box (although maybe it would be a smart move for Sky to… Continue reading Should I buy a Tivo?

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places and camphone privacy

Camphone hysteria is building. Gadgets with built-in cameras are being banned all over the place. Looks like we’ll see an arbitrary patchwork of camphone rules emerge ??some will ban them, others encourage them ??most, presumably, try to ignore them. But maybe this is actually a rational response to new surveillance tech. Maybe an evolved public… Continue reading places and camphone privacy

Looking for Laurent

Laurent Byford (or is it Bayford?) used to work at a web design firm called Designercity (now defunct). I need to contact him urgently on some another.com business. Do you know him? Do you have any idea where he might be? I understand he is French and returned there after he left Designercity but that… Continue reading Looking for Laurent

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