16 Dec 2011

iTunes Match and the Podcast Playlist Problem

EDIT: Whoop! Looks like YouOverRotated‘s comment below was spot-on. Thanks! See my new post on how that suggestion got my playlist syncing working again. Oh, iTunes. Does it have to be this way? So, I now have iTunes Match, with all of its associated Cloudy goodness. But I also have a problem. Can anyone help […]

6 Nov 2010

Books Are Cheap

I’ve been prodded into this post by the recent Agency Pricing announcement on the UK Kindle discussion forums, and subsequent furore. But really this stems from a conversation I had with a friend a couple of weeks ago about e-book pricing in general. My take on it is this: books are cheap. I believe that […]

2 Aug 2010

On the Amazon Kindle, Model Numbers, and The Bezos Big Block Graphic

I just ordered a Kindle. I’d tell you the model number, but it doesn’t seem to have one. My confirmation email tells me that I’ve ordered the “Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6″ Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally – Latest Generation“. Just trips off the tongue, doesn’t it? There’s a lot of […]

8 May 2010

Parcel Farce

I ordered a replacement WiFi router the other day, from eBuyer. Earlier on this week I got a card through the door saying that Parcelforce had tried to deliver it. On the Parcelforce website, I found that I could re-arrange delivery to a local Post Office, and pick it up from there. So, I did […]

5 Apr 2009

Remote from Reality

This is what DVD player remote controls are like in reality, and what I think they should actually be like. Credits: Most of the work for this was done in Lineform, but I grabbed it into the Gimp to bump-map the buttons into a 3D look at the end. Remote From Reality by Matt Gibson […]