Monthly Archives: January 2011

Libraries Versus Kindles

There’s an interesting post over at Stumbling and Mumbling that asks the question whether it would be more cost effective to stop funding the UK’s public Libraries, and to use the money to buy everyone a Kindle instead. My immediate … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Marketplace Mess

Following on from the last post about Windows Phone 7 and the shortcomings of its Marketplace infrastructure, here’s some information about the different types of services offered by the Marketplace around the globe. As you can see, it’s a bit … Continue reading

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Review of Windows Phone 7

There’s an excellent in-depth review of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 over at MobileTechWorld. Well worth checking out if you’re interested to read a clear-eyed view of WP7. I note also that the reviewer has pointed out the problem that Microsoft … Continue reading

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It’s Not Your Body

Eric MacDonald writes a good deal of sense in his blog Choice in Dying. Today’s entry is a case in point where he takes to task the trite observations from a hospice chaplain and puts the fundamental point that it’s … Continue reading

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La Cage Aux Folles

For my birthday this year, Martin proposed that we take a trip to Amsterdam for a meal in old haunts (O Sole Mio – we’ve been going there for the best part of 25 years), and to see the new … Continue reading

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The Dream Machine

I’ve always had a soft spot for Adventure games, ever since the original Myst. I much prefer this genre of game over the first-person shooter type, which, frankly, I find appalling. After Myst, and its various sequels, there were a … Continue reading

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It Gets Better, Sorta…

After the last post featuring Rebecca Drysdale, here’s a rather tamer effort in the same theme from Ricky Martin. http://www.youtube.com/v/kzxoQ9rbDAA&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&version=3 While it’s really good to see that he’s dropped the pretence that he’s straight, I still don’t find this latest … Continue reading

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