Archive for May, 2010

FreeviewHD PVR Review

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

FreeviewHD has been broadcasting in our area for several months but since we almost never watch live television it seemed pointless to to buy a FreeviewHD (or DVB-T2 to use the technical name) receiver without some sort of recording capability. These have taken a surprisingly long time to reach the market but I noticed last […]

A Personal History of UNIX Tool Management on OS X

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

When I first switched to Mac from Linux I used fink to provide the simple software installation (and removal!) to which I had become addicted while using Debian. In addition to being command line compatible, fink also shipped the software as binaries which on the relatively slow CPUs of the day meant the software was […]


Thursday, May 6th, 2010

My abiding memory of Yosemite will be the weather. It rained as we drove into the park so we expected the views to be hidden from us and were pleasantly surprised when the low cloud made our first view of the valley more dramatic and different to the clear blue vistas found on postcards. When […]