Category: tech

  • Turn a Raspberry Pi into an FM transmitter

    You can turn a Raspberry Pi into a FM transmitter with just a single piece of wire: http://t.co/kYrMBCZksa — Lifehacker (@lifehacker) March 7, 2014 Something very interesting to try out, especially if you are somewhere it is legal to transmit FM signals!

  • Goodbye Google Reader

    So Google Reader is going. It’s a shame, I’ve had so much use out of it, but in the last couple of years I’ve almost completely stopped. I just use Twitter now. To me, part of the art of Twitter is to follow enough of the right people so that you probably won’t miss a…

  • Bowie on the Internet

    Today Jack Schofield tweeted an old article from the Guardian in 1999, Tomorrow’s Rock ‘n’ Roll , where David Bowie talks to Emma Brockes about his recently-discovered love for the internet. It’s a fascinating document of the time for me, a few months before I started working “in the internet” (for want of a better description) and at a…

  • My Dream Application

    Write, publish and read in one place. Writing. Twitter. Email. Facebook. Blogging. MSN. IRC. etc I am several personas. I want to write things. I then want to send them to selected audiences. I am a reader. I want to read some or all of what my selected audiences write. I am a person. I…

  • Too.Much.Tech.

    Tonight I have found that I have lost a scanner. Well it is definitely in the house. But I cannot see it. For other pieces of tech. It is this that has lead me to the realisation that I have too much tech. New Tech. Current Tech. Tech nearing the end of its life. Dead…

  • All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace Episode Two

    Having watched the first episode of Adam Curtis’s latest documentary, I wrote how I wasn’t quite at ease with some of his proofs of how technology had influenced society. I was keen to see how he developed his ideas, which rolled on into a new direction, of “How the idea of the ecosystem was invented,…

  • All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace Episode One

    All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace is a three part documentary on BBC 2 by Adam Curtis, who made the fantastic The Power of Nightmares, an exploration of how the Islamic Fundamentalists and the American Hawks rose from the same point in history, each with complementary aims, and a fundamental need of each…

  • Setting up a robust development environment for WordPress

    For a while now I’ve been wanting to create a better development environment for myself for working on my WordPress blogs, and other php projects too. I thought that in itself, this would be a good project to blog about as I set it up, explain and justify what I’m doing, see what other people…

  • WordPress 3.0 Custom Post Headers

    WordPress 3.0 is out, and is rather nice. I’ve been using the release candidate for a little while on another blog with no hassles at all, and so I was happy to upgrade this site as soon as the full version was out. The easiest way to see what is in the new version is…

  • Why I won’t buy an iPad yet

    Thought I’d ponder this a little while, give the product and the chatter a little chance to sink in. The iPad looks gorgeous. Pretty much a few weeks after I’d bought my iPhone, I knew I wanted the same thing, but somewhat bigger. I’m not a genius on this front, I know many people felt…