7 Oct 2010

A Month With the New Kindle 3

Introduction ‘There are two kinds of fool. One says, “This is old, and therefore good.” And one says, “This is new, and therefore better.”’ — Dean Inge. In July, Amazon announced the new Kindle, the Kindle 31. From what I could gather, it didn’t seem to be a big leap forward, technically — more a gentle refinement of an […]

3 Sep 2009

Snow Leopard Blues

I’ve not upgraded to Snow Leopard. And I’m not sure whether I will, anytime soon. This is unusual for me. I’m normally a bleeding‐edge, early adopter type. I’ll happily install the .0 release of Apple things the day after they come out. So, according to the marketing hype, Snow Leopard should be a no‐brainer for […]

26 Aug 2009

Apologies for the Inconvenience

Sorry to anyone who was just troubled by an odd post here; I was in the middle of fiddling with Technorati and forgot to delete a claim post. It’s been a while since I blogged properly here. I’ve mostly been concentrating on less geeky areas in my life, like photography and getting a bit fitter. […]

1 Feb 2009

Finder Image Previews Randomly Not Working

Just a quick note: if you’ve got problems in OS X with your Finder previews not showing up, apparently fairly randomly, I may have the answer. This was my problem: some of my JPEG (and other) previews would be fine, some would be just showing the default “it’s a JPEG” icon. Quick Look actually worked […]

6 Jan 2008

New face!

Updated the Welcome page with the fact that I’ve now finished working on articles for the book I’m contributing to, and also changed my photo because I was bored with the old one :)