Been a while since I blogged about any techie stuff, but with Google+ now making big waves in the social media scene, I thought I'd put up a quick post about it. I've been a big twitter user for a while now, and like most people these days, I've used Facebook for years.  So when... Continue Reading →


I've now had my trusty HTC Desire for around 6 months. In that time I've also upgraded it from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2. With Android phones becoming a major player in the market, and Android tablets starting to appear as alternatives to the iPad, I thought it might be interesting to put down a... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook

Being a version number junkie, the minute I see a new Ubuntu upgrade released, I'm always keen to upgrade. Especially interesting with this release was the netbook edition with its new, much-vaunted Unity interface.   Regular readers will know that a few months back I finally decided to nuke the default Xandros install on my... Continue Reading →

Remixing My Netbook

Long time readers will know that a couple of years ago I became the proud owner of a EeePC.  It was the original netbook on the market, a EeePC 701, 7inch screen, 4Gb SSD and all. And therein lay the problem.  The default Xandros installation provided a good frontend, but to be honest, the update... Continue Reading →

Playstation 3

At Christmas I finally joined the next gen gaming crowd, by getting a Playstation 3. Over the last few years my gaming has been largely PC-based, although I did get a Nintendo Wii when they were released, so this console's been interesting to play around with properly.   The advantage of coming to the console... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

With the release of the new version of Ubuntu last Thursday, as usual I was quick to upgrade.  I'm always an early adopter of these things, probably helped by the fact that its free 😉 As is normal, a new release of Ubuntu always captures a lot of attention, and with this release, it was... Continue Reading →

iPhone 3GS

Well, everyone else is talking about it, so I thought I'd copy and paste (seems appropriate 😉 ) a forum post I made elsewhere and tweak it a bit. In short, confirmed new features include, 3.2Megapixel camera, cut/copy/paste, compass, some "find my phone" Mobile Me thingy, MMS, video recording and a bunch of other stuff... Continue Reading →


When I first got my Blackberry, one of the first orders of business was to get a Twitter client installed. The obvious choice was Twitterberry. It had a nice GUI interface, and was easy to download and use. However, since then a couple of new clients have arrived on the market. SocialScope is currently in... Continue Reading →

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