Bandwidth regrade

I finally got sorted out to regrade the ADSL connection for Gondolin, the download speed is now (potentially) 8096 kbps, but perhaps more importantly for the server aspect of these things, the upload speed is improved by about a factor of two to 448 kbps. I haven’t done any substantive testing yet, but it’s certainly… Continue reading Bandwidth regrade

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Balamory / Battlestar Galactica Crossover!

According to my Sky+ box, there was an exciting episode of Balamory featuring cylons. Unfortunately I must have missed them when I watched it. Go figure.   Tweet        

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More about the rabbit

I’ve had some more time to play with my Rabbit (Nabaztag/tag) now, and can say a little more about my findings. The hardware is lovely, well constructed and solid feeling. The rabbit sits around 20 cm in height. It has a slightly curved bottom so that you can see the pulsing violet glow that tells… Continue reading More about the rabbit

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Nabaztag / Tag

My new Nabaztag / Tag arrived today. This is the second generation wireless rabbit, and I hope it will be fun. So far, it’s been an ambivalent experience. I had trouble connecting the beast (BTW, you will require not just a wireless network, but a wireless enabled PC or PDA (I used my Palm T|X)… Continue reading Nabaztag / Tag

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Sky Interference

We got Sky+ just before Christmas; since my daughter gets the say over the remote control while CBeebies is broadcasting, and then my wife takes over till about 11pm, it’s the easiest way for me to get to see anything. We have had sporadic signal problems however. Today I discovered it was SRSSI – Starling… Continue reading Sky Interference

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Sony Ericsson K800i

I had a Samsung SGH-720 or some such. It’s been nothing but a pain in the butt… very buggy, especially the bluetooth, which required a power cycle to work correctly 75% of the time. So I got a Sony Ericsson K800i. It seems to be a lovely phone, lovely crisp graphics, good menus and user… Continue reading Sony Ericsson K800i

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Drupal Login Problems

So, in order to post that rant about PHP and SimpleXML I had to fix a problem that seems to have spontaneously arisen with Drupal (this content management system). For some reason it wasn’t persisting login information, at least from firefox (sorry – iceweasel here on my Debian system). It’s interesting to note, reading about… Continue reading Drupal Login Problems

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SimpleXML should be called BloodyAckwardXML

Another night of coding in PHP, and I’ve officially decided that SimpleXML utterly irritates me. I’d already discovered, much to my irritation, that is virtually impossible to handle SimpleXML objects elegantly with the Smarty template engine – but now I discover I can’t even shove them in a PHP session without trouble – when you… Continue reading SimpleXML should be called BloodyAckwardXML

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Palm TX woes

So yesterday my Palm TX wouldn’t switch on. After a lot of frustration I eventually hit the reset button on the back. Then it kept crashed on the “Palm Powered” logo and entered into an infinite loop – well infinite until the battery ran out. I managed a warm reset and can get a lot… Continue reading Palm TX woes

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New look for the website

So, here’s a new look for gondolin. Essentially I’m trying out a CMS because I’m too lazy to always have to use some web editor. I hope you like it, it’s easy to reverse if not! Tweet        

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