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Tally-ho!

The Labour Party Conference is being held in Brighton this week. The area near the conference centre has been surrounded by a "ring of steel" manned by bored police officers pulling twelve hour shifts.

So far, far away, so close

I’ve spent the last week re-living my childhood.

Mobile technology and cocktails

I ventured out of the house yesterday evening to attend an event sponsored by Sussex Enterprise. I was interested in the subject matter of "ebusiness: How can Mobile Technology help your business?" but mostly I was lured by the promise of a free

(Type)face off

After reading this you might want to play this.

Favicon gallery

Michael Pierce is putting together an exhaustive annotated gallery of favicons. It’s quite inspiring.

Dark side of the brain

I was having an iChat with a friend, who I had previously considered to be a reasonably well-adjusted chap, when he asked me out of the blue if I had heard that Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon was an alternate soundtrack for The Wizard Of Oz.

Talk like a pirate day

Arrr, it do be that time of year again me hearties.

iPodDownload

Yesterday, I put some new music (ripped from CD) onto my iBook. I then transferred the music onto my iPod. Rather than transfer the same songs from my iBook to my iMac, I thought it would be simpler to plug the iPod into the iMac and transfer the songs fr

No rest for the wicked

Since getting back from my (extended) holiday in Florida, it’s been go go go. My workload was piling up while I was away and now I’m making up for lost time with Message and Semantico.

Farewell to Florida

It’s time for me to head back to Blighty. My stay in Saint Augustine wound up being longer than originally intended but there are worse places to be stranded for a few extra days.

It's a funny old sci-fi world

The plan to have stunt pilots in helicopters catch a returning satellite didn’t work.

Storm chasing

If, like me, you have recently acquired hurricane fever, there’s a handy little freeware OS X application you might like. MegaTrack shows the current and projected paths of tropical storms using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminst

I've got the power

Praise Jeebus! Electricity has finally been restored to the beach house. It’s good to be back online.

Frances has passed us

The storm has passed.

Blow winds, blow

It was a fairly rough night last night. But it was all sound and fury signifying very little compared to today.

Crisis? What crisis?

Hurricane Frances is taking its own sweet time. For a while today it stopped completely off the coast of Florida.

The waiting game

Hurricane Frances seems to have weakened and slowed down a bit. This is a mixed blessing.

The approaching storm

Frances is getting closer to Florida. The good news is that, at the moment, it has decreased from a category four to a category three hurricane.

Waiter, there's music in my DRM

Microsoft has soft-launched its music downloading service. Naturally, lots of people are comparing it to the iTunes music store and evaluating their relative merits.

The calm before the storm

Hurricane Frances is getting closer. People here in Saint Augustine have been stocking up on water and other supplies. Things are still quite calm here though.

Putting the Anal back into Analysis

In an article entitled Apple’s missed opportunity, a certain Paul Jackson from Forrester Research has this to say about the new G5 iMac:

Storm's a-coming

Since arriving in Saint Augustine, my days have settled into quite a pleasant routine.

The new iMac

The new iMac has been released into the wild. From an engineering point of view, it’s quite a marvel. From a price/performance point of view, it’s also pretty marvelous: unbelievably good value. Doom 3 is going to scream on this thing.

Capturing alligators

I took a trip to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm today. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to check it out. It’s like Jurassic Park with a better safety record.