Monthly Archives: November 2008

Great review of Chinese Democracy

The best review I have read for a long time… Chinese Democracy reviewed by Chuck Klosterman. The following section (the intro) is hilarious. Comparing the review with the hero of Grizzly man…. Reviewing Chinese Democracy is not like reviewing music. … Continue reading

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Apple’s new MacBooks prevent home-cinema viewing

Inevitable, but still so sad. Apple’s new MacBooks prevent home-cinema viewing: “Anti-piracy measures block viewing on large monitors and projectors Apple’s new line of MacBooks include built-in digital copy protection that will prevent protected media, such as DRM-protected iTunes films, … Continue reading

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OS X and the frustrations of not being Open Source

It’s now being about 22 months since my job sortof forced me into sharing my main OS from being 90% Linux (with a Gnome desktop usually) to 50:50 Linux:OS X. In that time I’ve grown to really like it. Prior … Continue reading

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Latest MEME bookish

Here’s a MEME that’s making the rounds * Grab the nearest book. * Open it to page 56. * Find the fifth sentence. * Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions. * Don’t dig … Continue reading

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Use of Backup in Anger!

I lost my entire RAID10 array yesterday. In a fit of “too much noise in office” I removed the hot swap SCSI array box from my workstation box, attached it to a wooden platform, and suspended it in a large … Continue reading

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My cactus lives!!

In my first week of coming to Cambridge, or rather the first week of living in my flat, I spent a good deal of time in Garden centres buying enough greenery to hide the fact I had no furniture. One … Continue reading

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