Archives for: July 2010

Dropping iPhone development

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The dalvik vm developer

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Geek out! more »

Mukul Devichand

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Another great new voice on Radio 4. I like his welsh accent (I'm half welsh :-) ) and relaxed humorous manner. He puts his interviewees at ease with his approach, and teases out the serious issues. more »

Sarfraz Manz

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This guy has a great personality and voice for radio. I always look forward to his programmes. more »

My learning style

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Maybe it's just me... but I'm finding the information in the Android SDK docs (particularly the Development Guide stuff) much more useful than the "learn-by-code-example" O'Reilly "Android Application Development" book. If I know the architecture and r… more »

Android Programming

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So far - so fun. The platform seems to "make sense" - making use of all kinds of existing technologies and patterns. It seems to combine lots of wisdom from other mobile and general programming frameworks. It makes much more sense to me than the iP… more »

Transcripts of the Old Bailey 1674-1913

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Lots of interesting things on this site - not least reading the way "real" people used to speak in the past. more »

Lucy Wainwright Roche

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Nice voice! more »

Supreme Court

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This is a fascinating new institution in the UK. I've visited the building itself - it is very open to the public. Gresham college has had two lectures recently on the subject: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/event.asp?PageId=108&EventId=1010 http:/… more »

Gresham College Lecture on Portugal

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This is an interesting and very enjoyably presented lecture from Gresham college about the history links between England and Portugal, going back to a treaty in the 14th Century. I've been listening to lectures from Gresham for the last couple of years… more »

Thrift and the younger generation

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I was speaking to one of my older clients the other day. We were discussing the  "austerity" that the UK is going through. He said he remembered as a child that people who bought "shop cakes" were considered to have "money to burn". The idea of buyin… more »

Aphrodite's Child

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Never heard of them before... highlights: *) band had Demis Roussos and Vangelis! *) it sold 20million copies of an album more »

Ubiquitous Computing

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One of Xerox Parc's "future predictions" was for "ubiquitous" computing.   The idea was that you wandered around the place, and computing devices nearby registered who you were and brought your personalised content to you - a wall in an office might… more »

Aubrey House

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I used to live near this and regularly cycled past. I used to find the view through the front gate particularly intriguing, as beyond it seemed to be a secret place of a far larger scale than the surrounding buildings all hemmed in tightly in this dens… more »

Albums

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I now listen to almost all my music using Squeezebox/Napster. With pretty much every piece of music from anyone available at any time, it makes the whole concept of an album even more redundant than before. More useful are the playlists or automixes… more »