Wednesday, 3 August 2011


Discovered, for myself, why the lucky stiff today. This changes everything. Well it might not but it should.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Future Shock Syndrome

I've been avoiding writing anything in this blog recently and I think I know the reason. I think I am suffering from a mild case of Future Shock Syndrome.

It all started when we hired one of those Ford Galaxies, a car I can only describe as been created by people unwilling to learn the lessons from Terminator. Today I was further surprised when the office printer began ordering toner on its own.

Given these events I must say I personally I welcome our new robot overlords.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Phone Working

So my space phone is back in operation. It was a long and tedious journey, but all fine in the end. The episode did drain my enthusiasm for gadget life. Still one cannot stand still, so must start up again.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Phone Fail

Tom Brady standing in front of a Carphone Warehouse, with a look that tells you some one has just pissed in his chips and he don't know why
Tom Brady is dumbfounded by his new contract.

The major hub of digitising my life is without a doubt my phone. The phone is the key to accessing the functionality of the digital world without the need for a computer. Modern phone contracts, for a small monthly fee, put this power in the hands of even the poorest of us. If it all goes well. When it fails it can really suck.

This is where the shower of bastards at Carphone Wareshouse come in.

I was quite happy with my Motorla Milestone until it corpsed itself. Took the phone back to Carphone Warehouse for repair to no avail, they handed me back a broken phone three times and eventually replaced it with a Nokia N900, which lacks my operating software of choice - Android. Not just me operating software of choice but the actual reason I got the contract. I cannot go near this phone at present because if fills me with actual painful rage.

Now this event has not stopped me, the purpose is to learn I guess, so what have I learnt?

1. Carphone Warehouse turned out to be a shower of bastards.
2. A smart phone that is un-reliable is about as useful as a stud horse without balls.
3. NEVER go for an 24 month contract.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Already In The Future

You may say to me: 'Len' (because that is one of my names).

'Len, don't you know your already in the future?'.

And yes I'd have to admit you where right, but that's not the point.

 I'm already in the future but I'm crap at it. OK moderately not bad. But with your question you have left me thinking what do I do already that is already future1.
  • Calendars, Google calendar just rocks 
  • Space phone (when it works), super cool
  • iPod, gave me back music
  • Kindle, can't think of anything more future than electronic ink
  • I can PAUSE live TV (OK now I'm sounding totally out of it. Still PAUSING LIVE TV.
These are just a few of the peices of the future that I own or use.

1Beginning to think digitise might have been the wrong word, well fuck we are hear now, press on.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Digitising My Life

Many people seem to be looking for ways to unburden their life by stripping away technology. I'm hoping to travel in the other direction. Its not like I have much choice, given the world I live in and the job I do. I know, like most people, I am not using modern technology as efficiently as I can. So for 2011 I am going to try and pick up the slack.

Best thing I can do is try and break it down by areas.

  • Digital photography
  • Kindle 
  • Working
  • Home entertainment 
  • On-line profiles and resources
On top of this I need to build some website.
  • Analogue cameraman
  • Bloodbowl Pro-Bowl website
  • Dover Detainee Visitor Group

11.16 - Reminded need to sort out Social Network that I'm running with friends.