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Beginning writing and buying expensive things I don’t use.

Beginning writing and buying expensive things I don’t use.

Creative writing forces amateur writer in to buying pricey pens.

Kicking the Facebook habit and surviving social withdrawal.

Kicking the Facebook habit and surviving social withdrawal.

The past 13 days since I submitted my account deletion request have been a truly fascinating experience. Here is why.

Windows 7 Party Pack Unboxed!

Windows 7 Party Pack Unboxed!

Today I just received Windows 7 Ultimate Edition for FREE!

Cloud computing. It’s awesome but it’s not awesome really.

Cloud computing. It’s awesome but it’s not awesome really.

Cloud computing. It, along with virtualization are the two hottest things in the IT industry today. It’s also had a bit of a rough day today.

Beginning writing and buying expensive things I don’t use.

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For all intents and purposes I thoroughly enjoy writing. hilton hotel aucklandObviously else I would not have written this. Recently I took it upon myself to fire up a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 beta (I love open source but Office 2010 actually makes your manuscript look, well, ‘manuscripty’ and this pleases both my eyes and my heart). I immediately discovered that writing a blog post is easy, anyone can do that although it’s harder to write a blog post that is both interesting and something a complete stranger will want to read. Read more »

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Time for a redesign. Hand me my credit card!

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This mere little blog has been festering unloved since the dawn of late January 2010. I figured it was time for a redesign so I set aside everything else on my to do list, brewed some coffee, grabbed my wallet, rolled up my sleeves and went in search of a ‘pro theme’.

A ‘pro theme’ is an term used for a professionally visit www.iqoption.co.uk in UK designed, paid-for WordPress theme. The term itself can be altered to suit the product you are trying to find a theme for. Drupal, Joomla et al. Read more »

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Kicking the Facebook habit and surviving social withdrawal.

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Facebook Habit

Tomorrow my account will be officially deleted from Facebook. I submitted an official delete request 13 days ago and tomorrow the mandatory ‘don’t log in for 14 days’ rule required by Facebook for account deletion submissions will expire. By tomorrow evening I will be officially rid of Facebook for good.

The past 13 days since I submitted my account deletion request have been a truly fascinating experience. Here is why. Read more »

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Why we’re not ready for mainstream Tablet computing…yet

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Recently I discussed (albeit somewhat crudely) the mass flood of E-Reader devices that made their debut at the recent CES exhibition and what the future holds for Joe Average. I’d like to take this opportunity to reveal that yesterday I, yes me, despite the very best restraint I could muster, purchased an Amazon Kindle 2 which I will be collecting during my visit to Miami this coming weekend.

I expect buyer’s remorse to take effect by February 1.

Amid the guff surrounding the release of a new E-Reader device every 14.27 seconds during CES one player that kept it’s cards firmly pressed against it’s chest was Apple.

Until now. Read more »

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Tom Hanks, bowel evacuation and E-Readers. A love story.

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Scientists and Historians can be certain of two absolute and undeniable facts. Mankind has forever had the mandatory requirement to evacuate their bowels in turn leading them to spend literally thousands of years designing waste receptacles and developing elaborate sanitation systems to handle it. Mankind has also spent the best part of millions of years trying to communicate both verbally and through the written word. Thus thanks to this genius idea we have at least some sources of reference to study or read up on our ancestors. Proof, if any were needed, that the bathroom and the written word have been strangely entwined together since the dawn of time.

Fast forward to today, January 12th 2010. CES in Las Vegas is over and aside from all the hoo-haa over 3D televisions, the devices that I feel made the really big noise at this years’ exhibition were E-Readers. Read more »

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