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New Server Test

by on Dec.01, 2010, under General

Test on New Server

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Android

by on Oct.26, 2010, under General

Test from andriod app

Running app on HD2, with andriod from xda-developers

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WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious”

by on Jun.17, 2010, under General

well that was easy, and i don’t seem to have broken anything

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How to deal with election propaganda

by on Apr.10, 2010, under General

When they (election candidates) mail me direct with my name and address printed directly on the stuff, I must prevent ID fraud and shred it all

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bees in garden

by on Apr.08, 2010, under General



bees in garden, originally uploaded by species5618.

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lady bird

by on Apr.08, 2010, under General



lady bird, originally uploaded by species5618.

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As a planet we must start to be more careful, but Fines/Punishment is not the way to do it

by on Apr.03, 2010, under General

At a Microsoft Architect Conference this week,?? Dave Colpin said RFID tag in bins (and collected data) should be used to educate NOT punish, for example “Did you know you waste is 10% lower than the average house hold of your size”

Positive feedback on the good things, not negative feedback (or punishment) for the bad things. This is the same approach Tanya Bryon uses with unruly children. This can be extended to almost any walk of life???

Pence (or CO2) Per Mile meters in cars instead VSP. ??Encourage the drivers to slow down and protect the environment, rather than have some computer TRY and fix a problem which has already occurred.

GPS for insurance / road tax in cars, should be sold as a way to thank careful drivers with money back not an additional charge/ punishment for drivers who driver on clogged roads drive at unreasonable speeds. Yeh ok the end result is the same, but more people are likely to join in.

For the simple minded, this could even be reduced to a RAG (Red, Amber, Green) status system. My EON smart meter does just that for my instantaneous power consumption. It took my wife just three weeks to start asking ???who is using all the electric??? when the red light came on..

As a planet we must start to be more careful, but Fines/Punishment is not the way to do it

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How NOT to wire up PSTN and ADSL

by on Mar.25, 2010, under General

I recently stumbled across some of the worst PSTN/Broadband customer premises wiring I have ever seen. TWO lines, both with ADSL, and proper ADSL faceplates on the Master Sockets., All sounds good so far. TWO other rooms, each with extensions in for both lines, but this is where it heads south.

1. The extensions are TWO wire connected not the usual THREE
2. The extensions are connected to the telco side of the master socket, not the customer side of the master socket, so are not filtered for ADSL/PSTN use properly

The net result was, the phones do not ring, the lines is noisey (as ADSL is not filtered properly) and the modem/router only connects at 7.6Mb/s despite being only 5 meters (yes 5 Meters, that is NOT a typo) from the exchange equipment…

Yes you guessed it this is INSIDE a village telephone exchange………….

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Persistance of Stupidity (The Proof)

by on Mar.08, 2010, under General

A while I scribbled an article on ???persistence or stupidity??? a rough review on the effect of todays internet + a few friends and their ability to capture the moment when you do something really stupid and post it in the internet, youtube.com, epicfail.com, facebook.com is full of such precious gems of entertainment. Mind you it is nothing new, the tabloid press have been making millions of the odd photo or a knickerless or drunken celeb.
I too have various photos (on film, remember that !!) of my mates in our more outrageous years, so I am not immune. But appear to have got of lightly so far.
Not so for some friends of friends of friends on Facebook.com, where photographs of teenagers (just) can be seen smoking, in school uniform on school property. One can only assumed that this level of stupidity will stand them in good stead when they apply for their Darwin award in years to come.

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Sole Leaf

by on Feb.16, 2010, under General



Sole Leaf, originally uploaded by species5618.

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