Archive for December, 2007

“Unmissable” TV

Monday, December 31st, 2007

I was prepared to be underwhelmed by the BBC iPlayer but after catching the last 5 minutes of “Top Gear: Polar Challenge” I decided it might be fun to watch the beginning. The quality of the flash video is surprisingly good—in fact, good enough for full screen on my 13″ macbook—although it is a shame […]

Beautiful Buda

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

I’ve been very lucky this year to take two business trips, one to India and a second to the beautiful city of Budapest. The office I was visiting is a just outside central Budapest which gives me the opportunity to see the “real” city; although my initial attempt to interact with the public transport system […] on Mac OS X Leopard

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

It seems that on Mac OS X Leopard /usr/bin/emacs comes pre-compiled with carbon support. Great, except you still can’t start it as a graphical application without a very simple wrapper which is available for download.

Weekend News Update

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Apple provides method for Mac users to create custom ringtones on their iPhone. (Also: a tutorial) A website allowing the reality-TV generation to exposepublicise themselves on the web comes second to the iPhone in the 2007 Google Zeitgeist. (Facebook was third.) Google launches a wikipedia competitor. Despite having a year to ramp up production, Nintendo […]

import antigravity

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

xkcd on Python. (It’s a pity the title is hidden unless you mouse-over the graphic.)