Archive for November, 2014

I cam across this little gem of a website while I was ordering new notebooks for my Livescribe3 – it makes for interesting reading.

For the list-makers, the note-takers, the Post-It note pilots, the track-keepers, and the dabbling doodlers. Bullet journal is for those who feel there are few platforms as powerful as the blank paper page. It’s an analog system for the digital age that will help you organize the present, record the past, and plan for the future.

At IKEA yesterday. It is definitely not in Swedish.

This does not seem right – that one of the top 10 gadgets of 2014 has not even been released, and will bot be released until 2015?

[From Top 10 Gadgets of 2014 | TIME]

1. Apple Watch

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The Apple Watch wants to do to your wrist what the iPhone did to your pocket: stick a computer there. For at least $349, watchwearers will access apps, weather, photos, texts, emails, payments and, through Apple’s HomeKit software, control thermostats, door locks, televisions and lights. The watch’s sleek interface is mounted on a customizable strap, and it actually doesn’t make you look like a geek. First revealed this year but not on store shelves for a few more months, it’s a daring foray into the wearable market: Apple could be the first company to make wearable computers ubiquitous.

I wonder what would have happened to my Norwegian relatives that fought as volunteers in Finland’s winter war against the Russians. We hailed them as heroes. If this was today, would they have been arrested?

I saw this story on the BBC News iPad App and thought you should see it:

Britons jailed over Syria terror

Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.

Read more:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30213771

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Ah – a patent for a secretary.

November’s “Stupid Patent of the Month,” brought to you by Penn State
ARS TECHNICA | 25 NOVEMBER 2014
http://pulse.me/s/36YHe6

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EFF: Patent reads like “you ate a dictionary of buzzwords, drank a bottle of tequila.” Read more


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Well – I for one grew up with the originals. And they were scary.

Be terrified: new Grimm’s Fairy Tales book
BOING BOING | 25 NOVEMBER 2014
http://pulse.me/s/37QEBD

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It’s no secret that the Disney-fied versions of fairy tales that we grew up with in modern times pale in comparison to the … Read more


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I must say British politicians and media do not impress me at the moment. These comments are neither informed nor helpful IMHO.

I saw this story on the BBC News iPad App and thought you should see it:

Rigby murder ‘not preventable’

Intelligence agencies could not have stopped Fusilier Lee Rigby’s murder but they did not have access to a “significant” online exchange, a report finds.

Read more:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30192912

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In a lounge. I’m tired as I left home at 04:50 this morning, and I’ll be back home by 22:00.

After the problems we had this summer our ADSL Infinity line is back to normal :

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It’s now 70 Mbit/s down and 20 Mbit/s up, dead stable.

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