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Monthly Archives: October 2005

Dog hair is killing my Roomba – again!

14-Oct-05

First bought my Roomba Discovery a week or so after this last Xmas. After a bit of use the first unit had problems charging. iRobot support sent out a new charger, then a new battery, and finally replaced the Roomba itself. The support folks were pleasant and efficient, though I’d rather talk to them less […]

Icelandic horses

14-Oct-05

Flickr page For my daughter.

Live from SF: Apple and Motorola’s iTunes phone announcement – Engadget – www.engadget.com

12-Oct-05

Live from SF: Apple and Motorola’s iTunes phone announcement – Engadget – www.engadget.com When the phone rings, the music pauses. “I hit the wrong button,” Steve apologizes.

Suspicious behaviour on the tube

12-Oct-05

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Suspicious behaviour on the tube All men are suspect, but some men are more suspect than others (with apologies to George Orwell).

Never ending Atom feeds

12-Oct-05

brad’s life – Never ending feed of Atom feeds An increasing number of companies (large and small) are really insistent that we ping them with all blog updates, for reasons I won’t rant about. Just to prove a point, I flooded a couple of them and found that sure enough, nobody can really keep up. […]

Is Microsoft becoming Burroughs?

12-Oct-05

In the early 1980′s I worked at Burroughs. At the time Burroughs was the second largest computer company in the world (behind only IBM in size) and growing strongly. I lucked into one of the most interesting projects in the company – working on a programmer’s workbench for mainframe programming with the user interface to […]

Laura’s Box of Chocolates

12-Oct-05

Laura’s Box of Chocolates Since I left my slide rule at home, I ambled away, deciding the risk was more bearable than the headache.

How to make your neighbor’s Humvee look wimpy

12-Oct-05

Force Protection, Inc. – advanced ballistic and mine protected vehicles