Monthly Archives: May 2008

Outside the box

I have just finished writing up my last two weeks work, and thought you might enjoy this video showing what might happen if a virtual world knew where you were looking. This article hosts a youtube clip, and there are probably better ways of flagging this as interesting for others.

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Life without the remote control

The remote control handset for Sky’s Digibox gave up to day, I wonder if this is the opportunity I have been looking for to change the way we get our TV.

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My Alienware

My Alienware is still not very well. I need to get it fixed before Danny comes home.

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Amazon Recommendations

I am just checking up on my Amazon account as I propose to get the Rough Guide to the Ionian Islands and I checked out my recommendations. The rest of this blog talks about weighting data points by age

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Greece & Google Maps

I have just created a Greece page, it’s now part of the site wiki. I have inserted a Google Map of the Ionian Islands, on the page but most of the locations I have had to guess. Have you seen the quality of Google’s Greek Maps. They’re not good.

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We’re all off to sunny Spain!

A bit of political satire, a bit of a travel whinge. I am off to Barcelona to represent Sun at Gartner’s Spring ITexpo in Barcelona. Given Barcelona’s historic role as the centre of the world’s ever largest Anarchist party, I wonder if the presentation “The future of Government is No Government” is knowledgeable irony, or ignorant co-incidence.

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IT security and privacy in Italy

CSI Piemonte, an Italian public sector co-operative visited Sun yesterday to talk about today and tomorrow’s Security with Alec Muffet and Dave Walker, and I had the honour of hosting and MC’ing the meeting. This article looks at tools for implementing defence in depth and looks at the Italian privacy laws.

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Laptop Diary XI

Originally entitled “Goodbye to dial boot” and stating that, a month and a half ago, Sun & Innotek, the authors of Virtual Box, an open source desktop virtualisation solution announced that Sun was buying them. Virtual Box is a free type II virtualisation solution

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