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abcoates
London, UK
IT consultant, specialising in financial XML & data modelling. An Australian in London.
Interests: Music, ukulele, motorsport, sports cars.
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... If you only buy one album this year, then OK, yeah, this may not be the one on which you should be spending your hard earned cash. But if you plan to buy two albums this year, then it might be worth a go. Available on iTunes and Amazon, etc. etc. http://clickth.at/ptXmoQ Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at quikbitz
Album is on Amazon UK here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Honey-Pig/dp/B005G2H8GQ/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1316274647&sr=301-2 You can find Bosley's video for "Neon Magazine" here: http://whatweekly.com/2011/08/25/bosleys-neon-magazine/ The video was what made me interested to get the album. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at quikbitz
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at quikbitz
http://clickth.at/oMlGCM If you don't use iTunes, you can also visit the site to listen: http://www.creativerealestate.com.au/ Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at quikbitz
Posted Jul 2, 2011 at quikbitz
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/22/nokia-n950-pictures-a-gallerys-worth-of-meego-to-tell-the-stor/ So this is the true successor to the N900, more than the N9, but how amazing how it is all playing out. Really curious. See my earlier post about the N9. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at quikbitz
The Nokia N9 website is here: http://swipe.nokia.com/ Go have a look, watch the video! See also the Nokia N9 user interface guidelines (which shows how you use it, and what makes it different). I have a Nokia N900 phone, and the N9 is the next generation. It looks to be the phone that has the polish that the N900 always deserved but lacked - great hardware in the N900, but the system software always felt unfinished. However, this brilliant phone, a genuine iPhone and Android competitor, comes just months after Nokia announced it was putting its energy into 'Windows Phone'... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at quikbitz
Posted Jun 18, 2011 at quikbitz
http://clickth.at/lznfSr From what I've listened to so far, it's very much an 'acoustic' album with just Eddie's voice and a uke, for the most part. Some beautiful songs. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at quikbitz
I was mentioned in the latest "Smart Enough 2 Know Better" comedy science podcast (12.0), at around 1hr 4min 45sec, after having responded by e-mail to a question in an earlier podcast (10.0) on E=mc2. The podcast comes from my home city of Brisbane. Note that it's an 'adult' podcast, there is some language that you wouldn't use at afternoon tea with the Queen. It's a great series of podcasts, I really enjoy them. Highly recommended. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at quikbitz
Didn't expect this, but MonoDevelop, the development IDE for Mono (open source implementation of C#, .NET, etc.) has been ported to the Nokia N900 phone (i.e., to Maemo). I mean, the full-on IDE. Now, I'm not sure how usable it is (certainly it's a case for using the stylus, all of the controls are so small), but I'm impressed about it because it means that Mono runs for Maemo, Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone. That makes it look like a good choice for writing cross-platform code for phone applications (albeit I know that they recommend you not do cross-platform GUIs,... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at quikbitz
Follow the link to the video: http://clickth.at/gKpqjR Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2011 at quikbitz
I was watching the video of Miguel de Icaza's MIX session on Mono, and he mentioned a Java to C# converter called Sharpen. It is implemented as an Eclipse plugin. Interestingly, de Icaza indicated that the Mono team found Sharpen preferable to iKVM.NET (which converts Java bytecodes to .NET CLR bytecodes). I'm sure Sharpen is a tool I'll be looking at sometime, as C# and .NET are interesting, but I'm still far more familiar with Java. By the way, de Icaza's session on Mono is very interesting in its own right, well worth watching. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at quikbitz
R.E.M. is a band that I've had in the back of my mind, for quite a while now, as one to which I should listen more. Recently, before the release of the album, they had a remix competition where they gave people the raw individual tracks of the new song "It Happened Today" to play with. You can see the album version here on YouTube. The remix competition was before the album came out; here is my remix. It has a few rough edges, I did it fairly quickly, but you should get the idea. In truth, I still prefer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at quikbitz
Posted Mar 26, 2011 at quikbitz
http://last.fm/ It picks songs that it thinks you will like, based on the style. It also choice "I'm Not In Love" by 10CC for me, one of my favourites. It's like a personalised radio station that fits your tastes. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2011 at quikbitz
Posted Feb 23, 2011 at quikbitz
http://soundcloud.com/foofighters/07-baker-street R.I.P. Gerry Rafferty http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Rafferty Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2011 at quikbitz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iysSJ51sRc Done by Perth band, Pendulum. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at quikbitz
I'll have to see how I feel about the changes. The most obvious thing is that 'filters' have turned into 'labels' (GMail-style), and are now mixed in with Opera's previous limited set of labels. This means that you can now (again, GMail-style) create labels of your own, which is something I've been wanting for ages. Will have to see now how the 'label is a filter is a label' idea works for me (I'm not a fan of GMail at all; it does implement some of the same ideas that Opera did for e-mail, it's just that Opera does it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2010 at quikbitz