Entries from January 2007

BBC’s iPlayer to go beyond Microsoft XP?

Posted on 31 January 2007 in BBC, Computers (7 comments)

As a GNU/Linux user myself, the thought of the BBC’s iPlayer being Windows XP only, wasn’t one I particularly relished. So I was particularly interested in the reports that the BBC Trust have told the BBC management that iPlayer must take a more platform agnostic approach.

Yet Another Blog Post About Heating

Posted on 29 January 2007 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

So on Saturday night the pilot light started going out again. Sunday morning I re-lit it in order to warm up the house. But before that, I blew away some dust from the front of the heating unit. Since then, the heating pilot light has remained on and we’ve had a warm house. Go figure.

Wishful Dreams

Posted on 28 January 2007 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

I know reading about problems with my central heating isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. Indeed it’s nowhere near exciting. So I’ll allow you to ignore this post if you like. I’m posting it mainly because it’s good therapy to get it off my chest.

Heating, Water and Cylinders

Posted on 26 January 2007 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

It’s funny - when I was talking to people at work about the fact that I’d be working from home today waiting for the engineer to come and look at the hot water (he’s been now and hopefully all will be fine) everyone seemed very surprised that our heating system was merrily away chugging along after 23 years of service.

The Amazing Hint Dropping Boiler

Posted on 24 January 2007 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

Ever get that feeling that a hint is being dropped? Now do you ever get it from an inanimate object?

Letters to the Editor: January 2007

Posted on 23 January 2007 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

Your illustrious editor thrusts his hands deep into his bulging inbox… Oooh, err, matron.

Your Place of Work, Live on TV

Posted on 21 January 2007 in Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

I have to say, I am getting just a little fed up of seeing the offices I work in, on TV.

Your granny won’t ever use ‘Second Life’

Posted on 18 January 2007 in BBC, Web Development (No comments yet - be the first!)

The BBC’s Fifteen Web Principles

Three closures, one opening and some snow

Posted on 11 January 2007 in BBC red button, Interactive TV (No comments yet - be the first!)

I feel a bit like the grim reaper having recently been the person who took the life away from two BBCi sections which closed this week.

Wired for Sound

Posted on 10 January 2007 in Computers (No comments yet - be the first!)

So here’s the story with getting the sound working again on my new Ubuntu Edgy Eft setup.

AppleTV? No drolling necessary

Posted on 10 January 2007 in Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

I’m sure half the blogosphere is busy drooling over the iPhone right now, but I was more interested in hearing about the Apple TV. Well I was interested until I actually took my eyes away from a very average looking grey box, and looked at the detail instead.

It’s been six months. Time to moan and winge about upgrading Linux again

Posted on 8 January 2007 in Computers (No comments yet - be the first!)

I’ve just been reminded why I tend not to bother upgrading my Linux setup very often. It generally causes more headaches than benefits…

Cakes, Stars and Specifications

Posted on 4 January 2007 in Work (3 comments)

I’m currently sat at my desk at home staring at pictures of cakes and stars. There’s a reason for this. And it’s to do with work.

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