So I unpacked the boxes and assembled the equipment to steam up my new Flying Scotsman for the first time. Oil and water added, switched on and the steam began to build. So many funny noises that we all stood … Continue Reading Flying Scotsman all steamed up!
The next step in model railways – Live Steam! Yes, a real steam powered engine in OO gauge – incredible engineering from Hornby. Unfortunately the line has been discontinued and the stock was all sold a little while ago. However … Continue Reading Hornby Live Steam
Wow, what a week – puzzles abound and an office move too! After fitting everyone into the new office space the greater puzzle was left – how can we compile custom functions into sqlite within an Android app? Well we … Continue Reading Conquering custom SQLite on Android
Well it’s that time – the iPad is about to be launched in 9 countries outside the USA and the question on everyones lips is “should I care?”. Whether or not you have an opinion you can be sure that … Continue Reading International iPad Launch
OK so not exactly newsworthy but for those that had not noticed it is a whole new year and (for those who celebrated the new millenium at 01/01/00) a new decade also. I’m not really one for new year resolutions … Continue Reading Happy New Decade!
I don’t know if I am the only one or not but I am getting bored with everyone complaining about the AppStore review process and the accompanying chants for it to be opened to a free-for-all. Sure there may be … Continue Reading Why the App Store review is not a bad thing, though I don’t always feel that way
Wow, who would have thought I would ever get it working? Not me, that’s for sure… But thanks to this great howto i finally did it, what a relief it is too – thanks Jimmy!
Oh yeah, there it is – erm – so I write on this thing then? Well, so I should write about what is on my mind and such. Unfortunately I cannot afford the psych bills and will assume the reader … Continue Reading Blogging?
OK, so having played around with SearchMash for a while I decided to set it as my search engine for Safari. Not an easy task indeed, but here is the answer, just follow the following simple steps: open a Terminal … Continue Reading Using SearchMash instead of Google in Safari on OSX
A talk on the introduction to Maven that I proposed has been accepted for the preliminary agenda for Developer! Developer! Developer!’s Scotland conference this year! If you would like to hear it, or think it would be useful to others … Continue Reading Maven talk accepted by Developer Day Scotland
You are: Charlie Pace
You almost have two different personalities. You are a good person but have some issues you've been struggling with. You aren't one of the bravest people in the world but you defend what is closest to you. You are willing to fight for what you believe in, no matter the cost. You are also a smooth operator and your charm and honesty make people like you. You can be a bit cocky at times but definitely have the right to be. You feel the need to take care of people because of guilt from your past. Ultimately, you are a courageous soul and want to be everyone's friend.
OK, so the iPhone is not really new news as it has been out in the ‘States for 4 months now but that did not stop UK Apple fanatics from being excited about the UK iPhone launch. The queue at … Continue Reading First impressions of the iPhone
The long awaited Zelda title for the game boy DS has finally arrived. With the combination of a new method of game play and a renowned game genre it already looks set to be a classic. Link’s latest adventure continues … Continue Reading Link returns in the Phantom Hourglass
Sudoku is now a global phenomenon. The logical 9×9 numerical puzzle was initially developed by an American before gaining popularity in Japan. Now the whole world has taken notice. And so has Retang.com… eSudoku is the fastest open source logical … Continue Reading Esudoku goes global with a competitive edge
Amazon’s new music store has stirred up the DRM arguments again. Sigh … In the absence of DRM software music can be copied as many times as you wish. Obviously, this should be done within the terms of your contract. … Continue Reading DRM is annoying but not new!
So, today Apple had their fancy press release and yes, as everyone suspected, it was regarding the iPhone. Are we all psyched? Hardly. All week they kept us on tender hooks about what was going to be announced. The Apple … Continue Reading Apple iPhone… NOT any day now