26 Oct 2010

Serving Websites Using S3 and CloudFront’s Default Root Object

A Better Solution! A couple of years after this blog post was written, Amazon added features to S3/Route 53 to allow static sites with or without the “www” name, so you don’t need to follow the below rather complicated routine. See their blog post on the matter for full details and a walkthrough of the […]

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 […]