Preview: Technology, Books and Other Neat Stuff
Technology, Books and Other Neat Stuff
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Last Build Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:58:19 GMT
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:58:19 GMT
- Sat, 21:23: I see London now gets the Pokemon Go locator that was in beta in SF. https://t.co/DmShay20tj
- Sun, 16:13: It's probably good that a startup mailed nearly every tech journalist in the world without a BCC on a Saturday. No one replies on Saturday.
- Sun, 18:28: Back to the 90s. Much of this was my UK Online soundtrack. #NowPlaying The Collection by The Shamen ♫ https://t.co/9AUulgkFCC
- Sun, 18:35: Rather enjoying the Lethal Weapon TV series. Classic buddy cop comedy that still turns into a decent police procedural.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:00:24 GMT
- Fri, 13:34: A bald ram is trapped in a field by angry german shepherds. He must save all the lambs. It's Christmas. Die Herd.
- Fri, 14:45: A loud squawk from the garden, a flash of green: two parrots heading out over the railway cuttings, followed by a pigeon. New combatants?
- Fri, 17:03: I almost like the "alt-write" joke that was going round, but then I realised it was intended to make actual neo-Nazis less scary. Nope.
- Fri, 19:00: RT @JolyonMaugham: As you tootle off for your weekends, spare a thought for the lawyers preparing for the Supreme Court. Their bundles are…
- Fri, 22:50: Recent Reads: Nobody's Perfect. Westlake's Dortmunder bungles another caper. Stolen paintings and drunken Scots; nothing ever goes right.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:46:16 GMT
- Wed, 17:29: Never understood why they translated the titles of Yann Tiersen's early albums for the recent re-release.
- Wed, 17:34: Brexit means Brexit means GNU means Emacs. It all makes sense now!
- Thu, 10:28: Interesting. HMD, the company using the Nokia brand for Android devices in 2017, is working with FIH, who bought the feature phone business.
- Thu, 11:29: (putting the heating on)
- Thu, 13:51: As falls Wichita, so falls Wichita Falls.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:34 GMT
- Tue, 17:17: Lego is advertising its new London store with what appears to be a #TheGoodies Tim Brooke-Taylor minifig. But why n… https://t.co/cs1Vdp3P0g
- Tue, 18:09: It's been a while since I've been to the Ivy, but that was a rather nice lunch!
- Tue, 18:14: More thoughts on @warrenellis' Normal. It's a The Prisoner for our times, futurists are our secret agents in the world of tomorrow.
- Tue, 18:18: Some of my favourite SF. https://t.co/vGMt74Ma5Y
- Tue, 18:41: ...can't ...stop ...watching ...today's ...@bing ...image ...
- Tue, 21:03: RT @dscammell: Important => How to secure your Skype account against Baidu and LinkedIn spam. https://t.co/ShDSQvA94r https://t.co/5O8jRwDy…
- Tue, 21:05: Instrument Binnacle. https://t.co/Rdf0gtP6S9
- Tue, 21:06: Context for my last tweet #NowPlaying The Booklovers by The Divine Comedy ♫ https://t.co/VogIqWI9S9
- Tue, 21:16: I don't find the iPhone 7 Plus meh at all. Then again, my last iPhone was a 4. That's like 5 iPhones back...
- Tue, 21:30: At the UK launch for a set of connected cameras today. After watching the demo video I am very glad we don't have raccoons here.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:40:37 GMT
- Mon, 16:13: So Cyber Monday. Where do I do the "cyber" if I live in an upstairs flat?
- Mon, 19:19: Recent Reads: Normal. Warren Ellis' novella sends all the mad futurists to a Village. They gaze at the abyss, it gazes back panopticonly.
- Mon, 20:12: ICYMI over the holiday weekend... https://t.co/ZqyLJb8IrX
- Mon, 20:28: Octomug https://t.co/ng6RZPeR8Q
- Mon, 21:36: One thing about the Labour movement: it has really good songs. #NowPlaying The Internationale by Billy Bragg ♫ https://t.co/uRg8PI4b37
- Mon, 22:00: I'd gone off Market Spice Tea, but I just had a nice cup of it. May be it's time to drink it again.
- Tue, 11:49: RT @marypcbuk: Very existential pr pitch this morning... https://t.co/9RIUyVd9Li
- Tue, 13:25: At The Ivy https://t.co/tgrPymnv4C
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:00:30 GMT
- Thu, 15:18: To all my US friends: have a happy Thanksgiving! Here's everything you need: a flock of turkeys in an Oregon vineya… https://t.co/Uk8Zsqhnj2
- Thu, 17:15: The new Oz reworking Emerald City is looking like it is "Mad Dorothy: Fury Yellow Brick Road". https://t.co/F4voCXVGsN
- Thu, 17:25: With Clinton having conceded, is Stein's challenge one that gives the Democrats plausible deniability?
- Thu, 17:28: New doorbell is at Stansted.
- Thu, 18:56: So my news? I'm going to be taking over Infoworld's Enterprise Microsoft column first week in December. Now all I need is a name for it...
- Thu, 18:58: Wow. That's well thought out code. https://t.co/fJrZXXRkOX
- Thu, 19:01: It's Thanksgiving for folk in the US. That means it's time to play Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant Massacre: ♫ https://t.co/uoEbKbaJAa
- Thu, 20:01: The technicolour https://t.co/GYryeXPkjD turkey is somewhat disturbing.
- Thu, 20:09: @FredKiesche I once ate haggis pakora with a bunch of SF writers (including Banksie) at a Glasgow worldcon...
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:00:38 GMT
- Wed, 12:54: Ted Chiang's latest short is a sombre meditation on the Fermi Paradox: https://t.co/W44vk57K6X
- Wed, 13:13: Package tracking: FedEx is an Outlook extension. UPS is a Skype Bot. I just want unified package tracking in one place!
- Wed, 13:15: As far as I understand it, the Autumn Statement boils down to "Brexit broke the economy, but we'll spend lots of money to make it better."
- Wed, 13:58: Can I get to volunteer to get this promised Fibre To The Home; after all my words are a valuable export commodity.
- Wed, 14:58: In the wake of the IP Act's data retention requirements UK ISPs have made a new hire: https://t.co/RStFbsFo2h
- Wed, 16:02: Cheese-on-toast o'clock.
- Wed, 16:55: Today I defeated the Gaggia and made a decent latte for the first time. Not only that, but it passed the @marypcbuk test.
- Wed, 17:06: This is why we say rocket science is hard. So close, and one error means it's all over. https://t.co/RKFUCQrHj4
- Wed, 17:28: Microsoft Solitaire now on Android. https://t.co/YqG5zF37cX
- Wed, 19:21: Today I have had excellent work news. Details to come.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:54:01 GMT
- Mon, 18:59: Discussion of a warrant canary disappearing turns into an argument about pronouncing FOIA. Oh Hacker News, never change.
- Mon, 19:33: Study In Emerald #flickr https://t.co/Ip4tYguIF1
- Mon, 20:02: TFW you're listening to a Seattle radio station in London and it's advertising Sasquatch seminars as a reason for going to a casino.
- Mon, 20:45: A flooded Bonneville Salt Flats and a reflected peak #flickr https://t.co/ZaSujVK3wR
- Mon, 22:50: So x86 on ARM? Quite possible with the latest ARM architectures. THUMB2 is a very flexible instruction set. And ARM has hardware VM support.
- Tue, 14:35: Worried about Powershell replacing CMD? Don't be: you can use all your command line skills in Powershell, you just get access to more.
- Tue, 14:46: I'm not worried by the return of the Hofmeister Bear. It's the rebranding of it as craft beer that I find personally offensive.
- Tue, 14:59: For some reason today is being brought to you by The Beatles. FYI I'm pretty sure that reason is Luc Besson.
- Tue, 15:10: There's a whole generation of internet users who don't know the joy of seeing a "SKIP INTRO" button.
- Tue, 15:16: Decided my new one-line bio should be "Been there. Done that. Have the pile of t-shirts to prove it."
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:49:44 GMT
- Mon, 16:20: RT @davebromage: Collins named 'Brexit' their word of the year. If they had any chutzpah, they'd make its entry solely this... Brexit (nou…
- Mon, 16:24: Where does one "move on" from UKIP? https://t.co/6PXuXKdmeO
- Mon, 16:45: Not surprised that Apple is stopping making wireless routers. Current WiFi is pushing the boundaries of RF, and good RF engineers are rare.
- Mon, 16:50: One area where Apple has always been weak in Airport is in antenna design; right from the original devices.
- Mon, 16:53: Recent Reads: Altered Starscape. Ian Douglas' delivers deep future space opera, in colliding galaxies full of megastructures. Widescreen.
- Mon, 18:01: So Many Rainbows #flickr https://t.co/DsQjcXwlFO
- Mon, 18:16: "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before Brexit."
- Mon, 18:45: Add SF LITERARY AWARDS ADMINISTRATOR to the list. https://t.co/DJrmxG7n6G
- Mon, 18:47: It occurs to me that SF showed the world the future, and the world ignored it again. Sadly this time though it was the Puppies.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:00:32 GMT
- Wed, 15:43: Meetings today plus the last few months are gelling thoughts on digital transformation. Now I need to find someone to pay for them.
- Wed, 15:54: So is @natfriedman the new @scottgu?
- Wed, 16:45: The Cloud at Cafe Nero is far better for streaming than BT at Starbucks. Also the coffee is better.
- Wed, 17:16: So MS is taking dependencies on Appium despite its recent issues?
- Wed, 17:29: Also, custom monitors are so much better for my ears while listening to a stream. Windows volume at 15, everything clear.
- Wed, 17:31: RT @AhirShah: I have a Brexit plan. You don't know her. She goes to another school
- Wed, 17:34: RT @timanderson: Over 60% of contributions to .NET Core come from outside Microsoft #msftconnect
- Wed, 17:41: Tizen .NET will be interesting on devices like the Galaxy Gear. The next generation Band platform?
- Thu, 11:51: I never imagined a comedy show about the philosophy of ethics could work so well. Really loving The Good Place.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:53:51 GMT
- Mon, 20:40: A fie on your supermoon! I present the batmoon! https://t.co/NrtfQtQdOk
- Mon, 21:00: ICYMI; hunting the plantpot thief with IoT smart home equipment. https://t.co/4JuKvLzBXh
- Mon, 21:55: @gamoid @alex BTW; as it's a supermoon today, I present its mortal enemy: batmoon! https://t.co/wQiYs5dZlu
- Tue, 08:21: My favourite Windows RSS client is free for 24 hours. https://t.co/8AC5BcBomQ
- Tue, 08:30: Today's 28 minute hate: people who don't take off backpacks on the Tube at rush hour.
- Tue, 08:40: Today I am mostly at MongoDB Europe.
- Tue, 09:18: I didn't photograph the Supermoon. However here's its frenemy, the Batmoon. https://t.co/Teq8oVXpaA
- Tue, 09:43: Are you able to help @marypcbuk with her chatops query? https://t.co/47yS2Zx7I1
- Tue, 10:13: RT @AndreaCommun: We are proud to announce we have been chosen by @sonocent as their microphone partner for their AudioNotetaker DSA Mobile…
- Tue, 11:59: Listening to Keith Bostic talk about the architecture of Wired Tiger. Makes getting up early and the rush hour tube worth it. #MDBE16
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:00:27 GMT
- Sun, 18:56: Hope all my NZ friends are OK.
- Mon, 11:54: In times like these it's worth reading John Brunner's 1970s quartet of futurist SF. He lived our 21st century before we did.
- Mon, 11:57: Recent Re-reads: Lord Valentine's Castle. Robert Silverberg's Big Planet picaresque continues to provide much needed escapism. A delight.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:00:34 GMT
- Thu, 10:46: Now, if it had been a basset hound on a trampoline...
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:43:14 GMT
Tue, 15:52: RT @DarrellCWebster: The Redmond Campus Mocha. Flavour you can see; a chocolate morning wake-me-up @marypcbuk @DanielGlenn @TheCloudMouth @… Tue, 15:57: Use Skype? Linked your Microsoft account? Make sure you do this too to protect your connection. https://t.co/zQtOgQxiGB Tue, 16:25: RT @Halo: Do your civic duty, Spartans. #electionday https://t.co/RuXmUs199H Tue, 19:32: So what effect on the Candy Crush MAUs will the election queues in the US have? Maybe King should offer free lives for voters... Tue, 19:54: So how do I reset a US Amazon Echo to be a UK one? @ckindel? Tue, 20:32: RT @maryjofoley: After Jan. 2017, MS will publish update info to the Security Updates Guide site, not to Security Bulletin site: https://t.… Tue, 20:44: Echo reset showed the good side of cloud: nothing lost, as it was on the Amazon servers. Gains, access to UK resources. And a British accent Tue, 21:01: Someone needs to show this chump a history book. It was July 4th 1776. Kind of shows the historical illiteracy that… https://t.co/R13RzSSRmA Tue, 21:36: If you say "Yes please" or "Yes thank you" Cortana can't understand you. I was brought up to be polite. It's hard talking to AI (@marcusash) Tue, 21:57: Pretty sure that the radio was just advertising a "high quality Linux furnace". Tue, 22:13: Skype Preview uses a BlackBerry-style splat for notifications. Flashback time. Tue, 23:52: RT @kclemson: Allow me to take a break for a moment to tweet about work for a change. https://t.co/UD40nSWSyo Tue, 23:56: RT @eliotpeper: Let's not let our country turn into an actual dystopia. They're more fun to read about than live in. https://t.co/D6hfwcUZoq Wed, 07:39: Oh crap. Wed, 08:02: Step back from false equivalences, from "balance". This should be about facts, nothing else. The world is broken, it is up to us to fix it. Wed, 10:21: Yeah, this. https://t.co/X0o6IdMXWl Wed, 11:34: Switching to the new Skype as my default IM platform. Wed, 11:52: (Finding 2016 almost as depressing as 2003 was. Though for very different reasons.) Wed, 13:02: Oooh. My custom in-ear monitors have arrived. Wed, 15:09: Is there a known issue with Surface Book and O2 WiFi? This is the second time I've had to fake up a DHCP lease to get connected. Wed, 15:19: The fundamental problem lies in Wall Street, and in "run the company for shareholder value". Until you end that, you won't get change. Wed, 15:41: The Lucifer binge watch will continue. [...]
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:00:42 GMT
- Mon, 12:13: The real surprise to anyone familiar with email e-discovery tooling is that the FBI took so long to analyse those emails.
- Mon, 12:23: Still surprised that a randomly chosen piece of music fitted this perfectly. https://t.co/xYtwBqLNqB
- Mon, 15:32: And that's why the radio wasn't on: I was controlling the wrong Sonos in the wrong room...
- Mon, 15:33: Recent Reads: The Wee Free Men. Terry Pratchett's first Tiffany Aching book deconstructs the fairy tale with surgical precision. Delightful.
- Mon, 16:00: RT @teroterotero: Actually, my great uncle Eero Kuittinen invented the Molotov Cocktail. Bet he did not anticipate trending on Twitter. htt…
- Mon, 16:44: Replacement Band 2 has arrived; a new boxed device. So time to set it all up from scratch...
- Tue, 11:41: Relistening to Yes' 90125. It's been a while since I last listened to it; you can just catch the birth of the Art Of Noise in there...