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The plan is to link to sites and describe things more than write large amounts of stuff myself, although who knows how it will pan out. I already have a contributor lined up who I’ve worked with and known for almost 20 years, so lets see how we get on.

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if Apple doesn’t allow complete programmer control over what gets sold at the app store (read as app approval), what are the options to sell or open source the xcode projects that end users can build themselves?

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So, I suppose this is a “lets do it over” post.. it is entirely possible that I will write things about subjects I have no knowledge of, simple and often wrong opinions, but this is me, and the reason for writing it is to collect my thoughts and not to educate people on how things really are.. collection everything

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Far from what might be true I have to wonder if the social networking and web 2.0 has actually reduced productivity in companies leading to loss of revenues and fueling the recession.. Obviously there’s far more to it than that but with all the worry of monetizing websites and social media, perhaps we need to [...]

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On flicking through this week’s Economist magazine, I noticed a curious “Offer to readers” box that said you could buy reprints of the special report at £3.50 + P&P.. minimum order of 5. Now this isn’t very interesting apart from the fact that the magazine is £4.00 itself, and this special report was maybe only [...]

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night vision – periphery

February 16, 2009 by

I hope that sometime soon I can sleep at normal hours again, but as it goes I keep waking up. This time I was staring into the dark kitchen (which is by my bed in the ‘studio’ flat kinda way I live) and .. looking for our “friends”. Right now I have a little bit [...]

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the Atheist Artist

February 16, 2009 by

What is the point of art without religion? In listening to a talk on the ‘genius of creativity’ I see a slightly theist hint in the wordings, or at least a suggestion of divinity. What gives the ‘artist’ the right to consider themselves a creative, and who’s eyes are these assumptions being judged in? As [...]

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I’ve been considering upgrading my machine recently, as a ‘frequent’ computer user, I probably spend a good proportion of my life staring beyond the screen into the OS and doing what I sometimes consider to be .. ‘work’. After switching a few years back from Windows machines I’m pretty much locked into the Apple brand [...]

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Being a pro-ish singularitarian, I like to believe, like Ray Kurzweil and others have written, that we’ll all be part robot at some point in the not too distant future. There is a following, with some very high powered executives, futurists and scientists at the core. For example, as written in Bill Joy’s Wired article [...]

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Media Whore

February 8, 2009 by

the nature of my life and entrapment: The will to move and travel, and the solid realization that I have accumulated such a significant amount of stuff that I’m really tied to where I live for life or at least the near future. But what can technology do to help? In my personal library of [...]

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