Category Archives: Technology

Mac 101: Enter directory paths when in open/save dialogs – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

Saw this on TUAW, I’ve been looking for that functionality since I switched to Mac. Although it’s useful to be able to specify a folder path and avoid having to traverse the folder lists, a bigger benefit for me is being able to specify a directory that you can’t reach normally in an open/save dialog, […]

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Future looks bright for video ads

Continuing in the online video theme, The Register has a story about video ads: Future looks bright for video ads The article talks about ad-funded online video, and video ads in web pages. Both of these are relevant to me at work.

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Symbian Slingplayer In Private Beta

Saw this on mocoNews.net this morning: Symbian Slingplayer In Private Beta Looks interesting, even with the number of operators making video available on mobile, this allows an individual get the video content that they have available, in their home or office, delivered to their phone. So, while they’re on a train, or waiting in an […]

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SSH updates

The Past: I’m a long-time user of SSH. I presume that I was typical in my initial use of it for secure access to remote servers. But I quickly became familiar with its port-forwarding capabilities, and have often set up intricate webs of connected and nested tunnels, in order to negotiate the problems of multiple […]

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‘They threw my laptop into the atmosphere’ | The Register

It’s funny what happens in really large organisations. ‘They threw my laptop into the atmosphere’ | The Register I wonder if I could try any of those excuses with my boss? 😉

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Nokia N95 vs. iPhone

Nokia are saying that the N95 is better than the iPhone, at least in the European market. Just read an article on SiliconRepublic.com: Nokia aim to “rip through the iPhone hype” While I personally would prefer the features in the N95, the screen, interface, and form factor of the iPhone are much better. If Apple […]

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Friday Fun: The Internet Crash of 2007

Saw this on LifeHacker, it’s a fun video from the onion about the Internet crashing: Friday Fun: The Internet Crash of 2007 – Lifehacker

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Flash Lite: Graphics for Mobile Devices

This is an interesting introduction to Flash Lite – including getting data from the network – in the current issue of Dr. Dobbs Journal. Well it’s probably only interesting if, like me, the only thing you already know about Flash Lite, is that some people can make nice looking demos with it 😉 Dr. Dobbs […]

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RTÉ entertainment goes mobile – ireland.com – Breaking News – Tue, May 22, 2007

Interesting news about RTÉ programmes on 3’s mobile network. ireland.com – Breaking News – Tue, May 22, 2007 – RTÉ entertainment goes mobile 50 cent a day doesn’t sound to bad for the amount of data. Let’s hope other data rates come down also. (I wonder if you need a “televison reception aparatus” licence for […]

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RFID being tapped to stifle exam cheaters

Not convinced about the usefulness of this RFID application, reported on Ars Technica: RFID being tapped to stifle exam cheaters Given that this only seems to be used to check if all the exam papers are still in the package. Surely, someone could count them? Also, it doesn’t seem to account for the fact that […]

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