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January 31, 2008. trivial shennanigans. . No Comments.

Download Custom PDF Train Timetables

Download Train Timetables

Generally I find any travel planning type website to be a real pain. Clunky, slow to use, and not at all easy to use on a widescreen monitor, never mind a phone.

However, there’s a new feature on the National Rail Enquiries website that I really like. You can very very easily generate a PDF timetable of any custom journey. It’s only of limited hours, but if you regularly do a journey it’s great. e.g. 8 til 11 and return 5 til 8. on any route, on weekdays, or weekends or both. The resulting PDF is fairly light and esily viewable on any phone capable of viewing a PDF. Well useful.

January 29, 2008. Travel, trivial shennanigans. . No Comments.

Mac DisplayLink

As seen on Quentin’s blog DisplayLink have moved into the Mac terrritory and have developed Mac drivers for their USB monitor gadget.

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Just how cool is that? So perhaps fairly soon I’ll be able to run dual displays from my MBP. It may sound trivial but not being able to plug in two monitors , and of course the painful lack of a docking station solution for the Mac’s do cause me some annoyance.

Perhaps I should get a Macbook Air as well! Just how tidy will my desk look then?

January 16, 2008. Computergeekery, Mac. . No Comments.

New Golf ad and George Clooney

The new Gold advert, “NightDriving” has 2 superb pieces of audio. First of Richard Burton reading Dylan Thomas, but the second reminded me of something, but I couldn’t remember from where I’d heard it. Then a Google showed what. It’s from the soundtrack to Solaris (the Clooney one). I went of to get the album, and it really is an absolutely superb set of tracks. Very reminiscent of Ulrich Schnauss. Deep, deep ambient music.

After watching Solaris I made a lame attempt to get the music but of course forgot. The entire soundtrack is by Cliff Martinez. The particular track in the Gold advert is track no 7. But the whole album is of the same ilk and worth a listen. Although the album is fairly short.I really enjoyed Solaris, but listening to this soundtrack made me think I’d probably have enjoyed the film a lot less without it. It really sets the mood of the film and is great at evoking the emotions that the film needs.

January 4, 2008. trivial shennanigans. . 2 Comments.

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