Sometimes my head explodes. There’s just a slight fizzing sound, a hint of steam around my temples, and then, without any further warning, whoosh, there goes the entire top of my head: scalp, forehead wrinkles, pieces of upper ear, all in one vertical surge, gone, skywards. Goodbye to all that head-top stuff.
I’m a (tech) lover not a fighter … but sometimes you read something you just can’t ignore. The natural sense of justice, or more specifically injustice, burns away in the heart. You just can’t let it lie. Well, I can’t anyway. So it was when I read this piece by Jenneth Orantia. It’s just wrong …
So I buy a new SIM from a vending machine in the airport arrivals hall, but when I try to take out my old micro SIM on the train into town, I am completely stumped. Unlike the excellent push/click/spring-back SD card self-extraction mechanism, the little SIM has no easy way out. Sure, it’s supposed to push/click, but mine stubbornly refuses to cooperate … Continue reading →
So. After a thousand years of listening to music, I’ve finally got serious. Or rather got serious again.
Since the digital age (yes, I was born strictly analogue), I’ve basically given up on fancy amps and speakers when listening to music. Digital is so noise-free, so static-free and so ubiquitous (in the sense that everything has music now, from the laptop and the desktop to the mobile phone and the Bluetooth-enabled car system), that I’ve long since given up worrying about its quality.
A good friend sent me a Raspberry Pi for my birthday. I’d read about these little Debian Linux beasts, and I’d thought maybe perhaps one day. One day never came. I’ve spent a long time hacking with Linux and I’ve always gone back to either Microsoft or Apple (both, really). Then I opened my birthday present. Continue reading →
[UPDATE: aview on Google Play is an unofficial but perfect way to watch ABC iview]
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation runs a catch-up TV service called iView. Don’t be confused by the small-i suffix into thinking this is an Apple product: ABC is the national broadcaster and earnestly eschews commercial favouritism.
Which makes it hard to understand why their iView service is not available on recent “out of the box” Android devices. The corporation has its reasons and these will be investigated in another post.
Meantime, if you can’t get iView on your droid … how can you get iView on your droid? The best answer is to use Firefox for Android.