Augmented reality is available on all relatively modern smart phones. I’ve played with it on my Android phone but it hasn’t delivered the benefits that I hoped, there is a game where you can walk through a virtual maze which didn’t work for me, and a bunch of programs which show me the position of [...]
On a recent visit to my local e-waste disposal place I noticed an open PC on the top of the pile with a pair of DIMMs that were begging to be removed. I also noticed three PCI Ethernet cards that were stacked in a manner that made them convenient to grab – possibly some nice [...]
Lindsay Holmwood has written about the benefits of a standing desk and how to buy one . The case for avoiding sitting is strong, but I couldn’t stand up all day.
One thing that’s been on my list of things to do if I had an unreasonably large amount of spare time or money is [...]
Hetzner have recently updated their offerings to include servers with 16G and 24G of RAM . You can get a dedicated server with two 3TB SATA disks, an i7-2600 quad-core CPU, and 16G of RAM for E49 per month plus an E149 setup fee. That is a good deal and I’ll probably soon be running [...]
One of the reasons why I’m moving from a laptop to a cloud lifestyle  is that laptops suck nowadays.
Laptops have always had disadvantages when compared to desktop systems. The screen has to be smaller, the keyboard is inconveniently small on the smaller laptops and netbooks, you don’t get PCI slots (CardBus [...]
My Laptop History
In 1998 I bought my first laptop, it was a Thinkpad 385XD, it had a PentiumMMX 233MHz CPU, 96M of RAM, and an 800*600 display. This was less RAM than I could have afforded in a desktop system and the 800*600 display didn’t compare well to the 1280*1024 resolution 17 inch Trinitron [...]
In February I started the process of moving my phone and my wife’s phone to Virgin from Three . The reason is that Three didn’t offer any good phones on affordable contracts, the cheapest that was suitable was a HTC Desire HD which would have cost me $55 per month, while I could justify spending [...]
The above sign was prominently displayed at a fair that was recently run by the Banyule Council. We have had some discussions in the Linux community about what policies should be used in regard to photography at events, it seems that this is a precedent for being able to opt-out of public photography.
Choosing a Phone
I was considering renewing my Three contract and getting a HTC Desire HD . What I need is a phone that is good for being a ssh client on 3G networks, has a good camera, and has all the fancy Google Apps.
In the comments Lon recommended a Norwegian review of phone [...]
The discussion in the comments on my post about a mobile phone for Sysadmin use  turned to the issue of picture quality. This is an issue for a sysadmin as photographing the screen of a crashed computer while being a rare occurrence can be an important part of solving a computer problem.
Lon recommended [...]