Category Archives: Technology

Observations on technology.

Bad design, by Apple


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The Apple Time Capsule together with OS X’s Time Machine provide a backup and restore solution of incomparable magnificence. About five minutes’ easy setup produces a backup solution you can forget until you need to restore something, for all the computers on your network. That is, until your Time Capsule dies. It appears the unit runs sufficiently hot to destroy the power supply in a year or so. The bottom of the Time Capsule is one large, thick rubber boot:

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A year in site views per month


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No prizes for guessing when I was selected and elected:

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The Internet and the campaign


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Recently, I had a good discussion about online campaigning with Graham at Mendip Media. It was an excellent cross-check for what we have been planning in Wycombe. Anyone who underestimates the significance of the web in the campaign for 2010 is missing a trick. Since 2005, the Internet has evolved into something more than a series of brochures for companies and products. It is now a valuable mine of information for voters and would-be-voters. For example, through this site, you can […]

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iPhone app


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The new Conservatives iPhone app is worth checking out: Where we stand Latest news Swing-o-meter Donate And free too 😉

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David Cameron: The next age of government


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Climate targets can’t be achieved, say energy companies – Telegraph


Via Climate targets can’t be achieved, say energy companies – Telegraph: Energy companies have privately warned the Government that its climate change targets are “illusory” and “delusional” as global leaders prepare to sign up to stricter guidelines at the Copenhagen climate change conference in six weeks. We are already facing electricity shortages: how long before someone suggests we live with rationed electricity? If we are serious about energy security and global warming, what is required is a business environment which will […]

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August 09 visitor locations


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Via Google Analytics, a map of August’s visitor locations:

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Britain’s energy crisis: How long till the lights go out? | The Economist


The Economist asks some very reasonable questions: Thanks to its posturing politicians, Britain will soon start to run out of electricity. What should it do? IN THE frigid opening days of 2009, Britain’s electricity demand peaked at 59 gigawatts (GW). Just over 45% of that came from power plants fuelled by gas from the North Sea. A further 35% or so came from coal, less than 15% from nuclear power and the rest from a hotch-potch of other sources. By […]

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Skype under threat from eBay licence row | Technology | The Guardian


Via Skype under threat from eBay licence row | Technology | The Guardian : The internet auction company paid a total of $3.1bn for the telephone service between 2005 and 2007 and is now locked in a legal battle with the technology’s owner, Joltid, a company owned by Skype’s founders. That may make it impossible for eBay to follow its plan to float Skype on the stock market next year – and give one of Skype’s creators, Niklas Zennström, the […]

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And the stats go through the roof…


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Flatteringly, today, one or more people have arrived directly and explored well over a hundred pages in a single day. Interesting, and eery.

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