QRpedia video at Fundació Joan Miró

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As you may know, the Miro Exhibit is fully equipped with Catalan compatible QRpedia codes. Here’s a great video showing off the exhibit: You can jump straight to the two-minute mark if you’re just interested in the QR action.

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SMS Spam From PeekabooTV

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I’ve been investigating some rather nasty SMS spam. I have finally heard back from Switchfire, the SMS gateway who sent the message. According to them, the originator of the message was PeekabooTV.com. Take a look round that site – it hasn’t been updated since 2007, and the Contact page leads to a 404. A quick…

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Solar Panels and FIT

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As I mentioned in my last post, we’ve just had solar panels installed! Because of Greg Barker MP’s idiotic decision to scrap the Feed In Tariff with only six weeks’ notice – we’ve had to get this done in rather a rush. Thanks to Angi and Philip at Sunny Future Solar, we were able to…

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I Am No Longer a Vodafone Shareholder

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As many of you know, I worked for Vodafone for nearly 7 years. I left shortly before the “entirely legal and justified tax avoidance” scandal came to light. I didn’t know anything about the tax issues while I was working there – other than the fact I had some colleagues working in Luxembourg – otherwise…

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SMS Spammers

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As I’ve mentioned before, I hate SMS Spam. Last night, I received this unsolicited message. Now, I can try to unsubscribe using STOP ALL – and I have forwarded the text to VSPAM. But that’s not enough for me. I want to stop them sending any more spam SMS to anyone. Let’s do a little…

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Bitcoin Sucks – But It Doesn't Have To!

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Bitcoin me! 1JDDn6cHgzqsRtgQJZwhToJPAX4oYZg19T If that “sentence” makes any sense to you – you’re not a muggle. Muggles (for want of a better epithet) don’t want to invest a lot of time into things which don’t fit with their mental model of how the world works. Without getting into a philosophical discussion on what money is…

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Calling BS on Banks

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A tiny lego Storm Trooper eats a chocolate coin.

It’s Time To Switch Banks are fucking us over. They gamble with our money, lose it, ask us for a bail out, lose more money, then ask us for yet another bail out! They are resisting even the very modest changes the government is imposing on them. No more. We have a very easy way…

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Mobile Bit Torrent

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This is a project I developed for OTA11 – but didn’t feel confident showing it off. Not least because I was one of the competition judges! Preamble Many people download BitTorrent files. There are no BitTorrent search engines which are mobile friendly. Users have to try to navigate non-mobile-optimised websites. This is slow, inefficient, and…

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Linux support for the AuthenTec AES2810

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Every so often I find a device which – inexplicably – doesn’t include Linux support. I’ve been very impressed with how well Ubuntu runs on the Lenovo ThinkPad X200. Everything worked out of the box – with the exception of the fingerprint reader (AuthenTec AES2810). Now, I know that fingerprint readers can easily be defeated…

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Police And Blue Boxes

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The journalist Shiv Malik took a rather intriguing photo at the recent student protests. It appears to show a group of police officers gathered around a blue box. No one seems to know what the box is for. I’m sure it’s got a rather prosaic function – but that doesn’t stop the speculation! As soon…

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