I just spent five minutes waiting for my laptop to boot up. It's a fairly standard spec, running the dog's breakfast that is Vista, but still, it shouldn't take that long. In a world of cloud computing, could we be looking ahead to instant start-up as clients get thinner? I doubt it. I've documented my … Continue reading Thin client? What thin client?
Estimated reading time: 2.5 minutes (plus 4:13 if you watch the video all the way through) In an effort to get myself back into blogging habits, and to make sure I'm up to date with everything I need to be up to date with, I've decided to set myself a schedule. So, today is tech … Continue reading Just how fast does a PC need to be?
So last Wednesday I was at Measurement Camp, this time in the swanky offices of Dare Digital. The format is still evolving under the laid-back yet effective stewardship of Will McInnes (check out his survey, it's hilarious), so this time we had a couple of presentations from past projects, then some quicker breakouts in which … Continue reading Measurement Camp, the BBC, and The Next Big Thing
Sometimes things come in twos, threes or even more. This is why I occasionally grab interesting stuff from the web and chuck it into my Google Notes as future collateral for this blog, and then eventually notice I've got enough for a (half) decent post. This time, it's visualisation. Diagrams. Infomatics. Pictures. There have been … Continue reading Gotta love those visualisations
Repeatedly I've found myself being let down by the latest and greatest RSS tools. I'm not really sure how I can get around this problem, other than by being constantly vigilant - to the extent that it's almost easier to forget RSS altogether and just monitor 'by hand'. This is how it should work I'm … Continue reading Automation’s great – but I trust humans more