Category Archives: Techietalk

Cam whore

I’ve always felt that one of the greatest innovations that the internet has given us is the, now pretty much ubiquitous, webcam. I can vividly remember buying my first webcam, back in the days when 240p was considered high end … Continue reading

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Silly String

We love to complain about performance – it doesn’t really matter whether we’re talking about our work colleagues’ ability to pull their weight, the fact that our trains are incapable of running on time, our favourite sports team’s ability to … Continue reading

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The coal man cometh…

“But on us both did haggish age steal on. And wore us out of act!” – Yep, going all cultural today and quoting Shakespeare at you – ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’, according to the Bard, but is that really true? Just … Continue reading

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Off Grid

It was Douglas Adams who coined the phrase, ‘the long, dark teatime of the soul’ – that interminable, soulless void that occurs around about late Sunday afternoon, when lunch is done and frustrated desperation sets in. It’s a feeling that … Continue reading

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Fifty shades of grey

Second life, indeed IT in general, can be a pain in the rear end. You can happily get along with it for months at a time with no problems at all, then – for no apparent reason – it all … Continue reading

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Animated discussion

Well, that was unexpected! I like to think that I’m pretty much clued up when it comes to all things SL, so I’m a little put out to find that on this particular occasion my finger has quite definitely not … Continue reading

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Computer says ‘No’

Well, that’s one of my questions about Sansar answered…. s. x Dreams aren’t what they used to be Some things sat by so carelessly Smile like you mean it Smile like you mean it The Killers – Smile Like You … Continue reading

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USBroken

Technology is a wonderful thing… When it works. When it doesn’t, it’s a pain in the bum! I tend to be rather impatient when tech doesn’t do what it’s designed to do; I’m not so bothered if it all goes … Continue reading

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In a spin

I’m no good at maths – never have been, no matter how hard I try. In desperation, trying to get me through my school exams, my parents even resorted to arranging additional tutoring – I passed, but only barely. It’s … Continue reading

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You know you’re a geek when…

To be a geek is something of a badge of honour these days. It used to be the case that to be categorised in that way was something of a slur, bringing into question your social abilities, stature and ability … Continue reading

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