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Are you reading what we’re reading?

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 30, 2005

My take on those Tory posters…

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It’s queue time!

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 30, 2005

It’s queue time!
Originally uploaded by sbisson.

The queue outside the Regent Street Apple Store for the release of Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger”.

Regent Street, London.

April 2005

Well, that was weird…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 29, 2005

I have just been clapped into the Regent Street Apple Store by the entire staff. A very odd experience indeed.

I decided to go along to the UK public launch of Tiger, and arranged to meet and in the queue. As had been there since 4.30 he had a good spot near the front of the queue, so I joined him.

At 18:00 on the dot, they opened up the door of the store, and the crowd began to flood in. The whole staff was there, on the stairs and around the entrance, applauding the first 100 or so to come in. Ranks of black clad Steve clones, in their shiny new Tiger t-shirts. It was like being part of a cult – the cult of Macintosh.

It was quite fun, really, once I got over the embarrassment…

Vote for Tiger

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 29, 2005

Has anyone else noticed that the icon for the BBC News campaign weblog is the Mac OS X 10.4 logo?

Tiger Logo: Blog icon:

First the Radio Times goes for an all Dalek slate, and then BBC News selects Tiger. Is this some new geek vote bias?

And Alibris Scores!

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 29, 2005

Finally, a copy of The Mysterious Greatwood, the book I have been searching for for years

Albris looks like a rather useful aggregator for second hand books.

Rar!

Today’s question.

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 29, 2005

“What good is a chocolate iPod?”

It’s just that I have one here. Oh, and it’s not USB or firewire. It’s milk.

Google in the 1960s…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 28, 2005

So true…

LJ2K

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 28, 2005

…approacheth.

So what should my 2000th post be about then?

Vote early and vote often!

The seat-belt sign is off. You may now turn on your electronic equipment…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 28, 2005

…including your Geiger counter.

An enterprising chap fitted a small Geiger counter to his PC, and took it on a cross-US flight, from Chicago to LA. It’s an interesting graph– you can see the effect of geomagnetism on ambient radiation as you move south.

The Aware RM-70 counter is a nifty piece of equipment, and quite cheap as radiation counters go (though the RM-60 is even cheaper!)…

[You’ll find lots more projects on the Aware Electronics user’s page…]

Plan A

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 28, 2005

isn’t coming back from Seattle today. Instead she’s flying down to Las Vegas, as I’m off there on Sunday for the opening of the new Wynn hotel and Networld + Interop (and experiencing the delights of an interchange at Atlanta airport for the first time…).

We make our separate ways back to the UK on Wednesday – via Seattle, and me via Atlanta…

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