Round about this time last year I bought a Dell Studio 1735. On the experience of that purchase I’ll never buy Dell again: this badly designed, unresponsive piece of plastic has expunged me of any trust in any other Dell products. Firstly, the keyboard has the most dreadful action of any keys I’ve ever pressed, … Read more
I just watched this TED talk with Blaise Aguera y Arcas on Photosynth, a powerful application in development that stitches thousands of photos together and extrapolates the position of the photographer, creating a virtual model of the area photographed (found on BizarroBlog). A written explanation doesn’t do it justice, you really should watch the demo. … Read more
As described earlier, my computer is deceased, no more, gone to the big Dell outlet in the sky. One of the implications of this is that certain software subscriptions I’d had on that machine are no longer any use. A case in point is Norton Antivirus. I know it has its critics but I’ve always … Read more
Well after the death of my hard drive I had moved onto the monster Alienware computer that my friend left me (on loan) when he left Galway. I used it a few times, created a new profile for myself, reinstalled software and so on. Then one morning last week I tried to boot it up, … Read more
Well it’s been quiet here the last few days because my harddrive has suffered a fatal mechanical failure. I’ve lost quite a lot of stuff that I hadn’t backed up (but of course had been meaning to) and I was locked out of the blog. Trying no to think about it too much, but back … Read more
Belatedly again, Double Vision is now up.