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Posted by sean on January 28, 2009 at 11:39 pm in Bath City with No Comments

My efforts of leaving work early, travelling to the south cost on a cold & wet Tuesday night and getting back to Bath very late were all in vain. Bath City lost to a very good Eastleigh side.

Amazingly, despite the loss, City are still 4 points off the play offs with 2 games in hand.

The promotion race is still on, but we’ll have to do a lot better than yesterday…

Posted by sean on January 28, 2009 at 9:43 pm in Mobile Phones with 3 Comments

As much as I love my new iPhone, I am not too pleased with the latest software update – proof that it isn’t only Microsoft who can screw up.

The maps app, which I think is really great, has been changed. All distance is now in kilometres and there is no way to change it back to miles.

I think Apple are trying to force us all to go metric. Either that or the American programmers don’t think anybody else exists outside their country.

Posted by sean on January 26, 2009 at 12:05 am in Geek Stuff with No Comments

My laptop decided to die this afternoon. Typical – just as it falls outside the warranty period.

Touch wood, but I believe I have managed to resurrect it. I think it temporarily lost its memory…

With the machine refusing to boot, emergency surgery had to take place. I got out a screwdriver and took the back off, removing sticks of RAM.

After much chopping and changing of sticks and slots, I eventually got the laptop going again. Hazzah! Running Windows Vista on 512mb of RAM is NOT a nice experience – imagine Michael Ricketts as a computer and you’ll get some idea.

Luckily the RAM is now back up to a gig, but I am thinking of booking my laptop in for follow up surgery, where I will upgrade his memory to 4 gigabytes – the computer equivalent of Steven Hawking.

It should be worth noting that I was using iTunes at the time of the laptop failure. iTunes is an Apple product. Apple is Microsoft and IBM’s biggest and most bitter rival. Coincidence?

Posted by sean on January 25, 2009 at 10:50 am in Mobile Phones with 3 Comments

I have been playing around with my iPhone this weekend. There’s so much stuff on it – it is more like a mini PC than a mobile (or should that be mini MAC?)

The web browser is by far the best app on there, but I downloaded some pretty good ones from the App Store too. An Internet radio streaming tool, a cool program called Shazam, which identifies a piece of music being played, and a blogging tool, which I am using now.

I have been given a brand new mobile number, so am going through my old contacts list, trying to let everyone know. If you haven’t been told yet, you will receive a message in the next few days. If not, it means I either don’t know you, or that I do know you and I don’t want you knowing my new number! :o)

The iPhone can apparentely also send SMS messages and make telephone calls, although I’m don’t believe that personally.

Posted by sean on January 24, 2009 at 12:32 pm in Mobile Phones with No Comments

… and about time too.

It was worth the wait. The iPhone is brilliant! The best invention since the iWheel.

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