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Privacy & ID Cards

Earlier in the week I went to London to apply for a UK Identity Card. I have wanted one for over a year but it was only at the beginning of the month that they opened them up to the whole population r...

Changes

Lately I have taken on a couple of freelance jobs, one electronic which involved designing and building a non contact counting system for exercise judging, the other project is web based, for this I h...

Video Recording

I have finally found the solution to my camera dilemma, the Canon EOS 500D. [caption id="attachment112" align="alignright" width="187" caption="Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera"][/caption] For a while n...

The iPod Touch

Last week I received an iPod touch, this is going to form part of my latest project so the University paid for it and I get to use it for a couple of months before the project goes live. I have never...

KISS Media Player + Smoke = Problem

On Friday I was watching a DVD and all of a sudden the image froze and the player became unresponsive, I tried restarting the player but the system got stuck on the boot up process, it was at this poi...

Canon EOS 5D MkII

[caption id="attachment_86" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Canon EOS 5D MkII"]    [/caption]   Canon recently announced the upcoming release of there new digital SLR, the 5D Mark 2. This soun...

Things to do

I have come up with another thing for my list of things to do before I die; work for the British Antarctic Survey. The British Antarctic Survey or BAS is something I came across a few years ago, I am...

Data Security

Yesterday there was yet another story in the news about the loss of sensitive data, this time records on all the prisoners in England and Wales as well as details on others with convictions were lost...

Tripods

Today I finally bought a decent tripod, when I say decent I mean a lot better than my previous one but sill a long way off the high end ones. For years I have been using cheap little £30 tripods, it...

News of the World and Max Mosley

Last week Max Mosley won his case against the News of the World over the invasion of his privacy, today he announced he was going to sue for libel after the judge in the case ruled that there was no N...

Voice over IP

For the past few years I have been running a VoIP server at home and I just wanted to share my experiences with it. My first introduction to the magical world to digital telecommunications was with a...

A week with my new MacBook

It's been just over week since I got my first proper Mac and I am surprised just how good it is. I say first proper Mac because the first one I had was a second hand Macintosh which I was given many y...

Apple's Interoperability

Yesterday my MacBook was delivered, I haven't owned a Mac before but thought I probably should as it seems to be the machine of choice for developers and is a requirement for developing for the iPhone...

BBC TechCrunch Debate

Last night was the debate at the BBC, it was held in the relatively small council chamber in Broadcasting House. I am not going to provide a summary of the whole thing as Mike Butcher has already done...

The TechCrunch BBC Debate

Over the past few months there has been talk of the BBC opening there content up to 3rd parties, this seems to have been spurred on my Mike Butcher the editor for TechCrunch UK in several different po...