Entries from May 2008

Everywhere you go, always take the BBCi Freesat Weather Service with you

Posted on 29 May 2008 in BBC red button, Interactive TV (4 comments)

I seem to be making a bit of a habit of missing the BBCi Freesat launches. After being away for the initial launch due to being on holiday, I missed the launch of the new Freesat Weather service on Tuesday due to being ill with a chest infection.

The best of Eurovision

Posted on 26 May 2008 in Music (No comments yet - be the first!)

It’s very easy to be negative about Eurovision, so lets accentuate the positive

The Year the Eurovision Song Contest Stopped Being Fun

Posted on 25 May 2008 in TV Programmes (5 comments)

Frankly something now has to be done, because for my mind, if you’re going to enter a song contest, you’ve got to have a chance of winning. And no one in the west now has a chance of winning. I’ve denied it in the past, but the evidence is now damming.

Tweet Tweet - connecting with Twitter

Posted on 24 May 2008 in Internet (3 comments)

Martin Belam has recently been experimenting with Twitter, and has blogged about his month long experience of using it.

Installing Linux on an elderly laptop

Posted on 17 May 2008 in Computers (5 comments)

Windows was slow, and whilst I felt that re-installing Windows XP might help, Muffin is only a 900Mhz Celeron with 384meg of RAM and a 20Gb hard drive. And I don’t like Windows (although XP is far better than Vista) - I’m a Linux user and have been for years. And it was time for Muffin to get a conversion.

Forgetting about, but not being forgotten about

Posted on 16 May 2008 in Life (2 comments)

Like the world and his giddy aunt, I’m on Facebook. And for various reasons, I’m rather hidden on it - if you don’t know me, you won’t find my picture; you can’t see my friends list. You can find me, but you can’t find much out about me.

BBCi on Freesat Launched!

Posted on 9 May 2008 in BBC red button, Interactive TV (8 comments)

So if you’re the one person who has been eagerly awaiting a detailed blog post about it all, well you can now have it.

It launched! Or did It? I dunno. I wasn’t actually around…

Posted on 6 May 2008 in BBC red button, Work (3 comments)

Well it’s 6 May 2008 and that can only mean one thing. Yep, it’s the day after May Day. And of course it’s the launch of Freesat and the formal launch of Phase 1 of BBCi on Freesat. That is, baring any last minute technical issues or problems.

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