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Google Video

posted by Duncan at 10:12 pm on January 31st, 2005

It seems google has another trick up it’s sleeves. I had never seen google video(still in beta) before but much like all the other services they provide it does what it says on the tin. Google Video enables you to search a growing archive of televised content. They have been indexing stuff since Dec ’04 and are gradually adding new channels all the time. We’ll wait and see how useful this proves.


posted by Duncan at 7:51 pm on January 31st, 2005

I’m on a two day event starting tommorrow bringing together leading international figures to review the emerging fields of locative and pervasive media.

The event launches a new international network (PLAN), bringing together artists, activists, hardware hackers, bloggers, game programmers, free network people, semantic web coders, economists, architects, and university and industry researchers.

I’m not 100% sure what that means but in layman’s terms, it’s about what cool things people can do with mobile and wireless technologies in the future. Looks like there will be some experimental music going on too afterwards.

BBC Radio Player V2 launches

posted by Duncan at 6:38 pm on January 30th, 2005

I see that we launched a new version of the BBC Radio Player as expected while I was away. To use it, go to or and click the ‘Launch BBC Radio Player’ button to see/hear it. Nice job all.

::Press Release:: This week, the BBC re-launches its internet Radio Player to make almost every BBC Radio programme available live and on-demand for seven days after broadcast, creating a massive, ever-changing library of music, talk shows, dramas and documentaries.
Latest figures show more than 10 million hours of BBC radio is consumed online per month and, from 25 January, the new Radio Player will offer 500 extra hours of programming and offer a range of new features.

Its holiday time (photos are up!)

posted by Duncan at 9:27 pm on January 21st, 2005

belle plagne 2005

Just to make everyone jealous, I’m of snowboarding for a week in La Plagne, France. They have just had a dump of snow so it should be great riding. The snow is due to fall until the middle of next week. I’m going try and post some photos when I’m out there because I’m sad like that. Laters.

Updated 30.01.2005 I have uploaded the photos of the holiday now. Click the image above or view them here.

Mr Potato Head gets the force

posted by Duncan at 9:02 am on January 20th, 2005

I saw this in the Metro on the way to work this morning and it made me chuckle.

Mr Potatoe Head

Playskool now brings the elusive Star Wars potato to you! The dark side incarnation of Mr. Potato …. Darth Tater.

Why do a I find this funnny? but I do.

Teeth eh, who needs em

posted by Duncan at 8:28 pm on January 18th, 2005

I had the dentist today. I had a crown fitted and also had a tooth removed. The crown was fine but blimey the tooth was a pain. The tooth that was removed was not bad but was crooked and was getting in the way of two others. Any it’s out now, just got to wait for the pain to subside.

Motorola and Burton work together

posted by Duncan at 8:22 pm on January 18th, 2005

I read that Motorola’s accessories division will soon unveil a line of winter clothing with built in controls for cell phones and portable music players. Motorola has joined up with snowboard company Burton to develop Bluetooth-enabled jackets, helmets and hats.

The jacket features a device on the sleeve that uses Bluetooth to make and receive calls, as well as change songs on a music player. Removable speakers are built into the hood for easy listening while riding the slopes. Pricing has not yet been announced, but the clothing is expected to hit store shelves in the second half of 2005.

After Burton’s Ipod jacket with remote built into the arm, I look forward to seeing the end result.

A Sneak Peek at GNOME 2.10

posted by Duncan at 11:11 am on January 18th, 2005

The gnome website has this information on the upcoming 2.1 release of the Gnome desktop. Here’s an introduction:

GNOME 2.10 is going to be the latest and greatest thing from the GNOME Desktop Project this March 9th. Here is a sneak peek of some of the things that are currently in the GNOME 2.9 development snapshot.

I wait with baited breath.

Mac mini – work of genius

posted by Duncan at 2:18 pm on January 12th, 2005

The Mac mini, Apple’s latest offering has really blow the socks of the competition. It looks great, is small, and for the price packs some great features. No, it’s not the fastest computer out there but for the prive I guess they can only offer so much for the money.

I think this might be the machine thats makes me convert back to apple for home use. Terrific.

Who created CSS? CSS Early History

posted by Duncan at 11:12 pm on January 11th, 2005

I have just read this great article by Arve Bersvendsen about the early history of CSS, something I actually did not know a lot about. I makes great reading and well worth a look yourselves.

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