Archive for February, 2006

New Zealand Photos

Friday, February 17th, 2006

This seems like a long time ago now, but I’ve put up some photos from my holiday to New Zealand. Also Hong Kong.

Livin’ it up

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

So it turns out that if book your tickets far enough in advance, it can actually be cheaper to travel “Up North” first class than rocking up to the station on the day with your rail card! The availability of wifi is quite heavily touted on the GNER website, and so it seemed worth the […]

Are your photos, music, and documents at risk?

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Tim Bray has an insightful article on how a user in charge of their own computing environment should go about ensuring the safety of their data. (“Data” sounds very stuffy, but how would you feel if the friend who fixes your computer turned round and told you all your photos and music were gone forever? […]

Improv Theatre

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

We discovered another London gem last night: Improv Night at the London Comedy Store. It’s a little hard to explain the concept, but four to five comedians on stage at once (including on our visit, Paul Merton of HIGNFY-fame) improvising sketches and stories based on suggestions from the audience. Incredibly-funny: during the last sketch I […]

How to become an independent problem solver

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Have you ever found a solution to a tricky problem just through talking to someone else about it? The people at 43 Folders suggest you miss out the middle-person and just talk to yourself…