Episode 5: Cray Super Computers

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If you visit The National Museum of Computing, you can see a real working Cray Supercomputer! An interview with @Computid. Get About A Minute as soon as each episode goes live. Stick this Podcast Feed into your podcatcher Or you can Subscribe on iTunes Intro music "Gran Vals" performed by Brian Streckfus. Stopwatch Icon by… Continue reading →

Why Are @VirginMedia Hijacking My HTTP Connections?

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an ISP in possession of a good Internet connection must be in want of a customer. One would think that, in these capitalist times, ISPs would compete over who could provide the fastest speed, the best service, and the lowest price. Sadly, in the UK, our ISPs seem… Continue reading →

First Impressions: Android Lollipop on a Nexus 7

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I'm not a great fan of tablets. I have a phablet for day-to-day use, a TV for media, and a laptop for work. Tablets just don't fulfil any need I have. Which is why my 2012 Nexus 7 has been sat gathering dust since I bought it. Well, time to resurrect the little blighter and… Continue reading →

Episode 4: The National Museum of Computing

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A brief chat with Lynn from TNMOC - go visit it up in Bletchley Park. Get About A Minute as soon as each episode goes live. Stick this Podcast Feed into your podcatcher Or you can Subscribe on iTunes Intro music "Gran Vals" performed by Brian Streckfus. Stopwatch Icon by Ilsur Aptukov from The Noun… Continue reading →

Episode 3: Future of Mobile - Podcast

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A quick chat with Paul Johnston of Padajo about his ideas on the future of mobile. Get About A Minute as soon as each episode goes live. Stick this Podcast Feed into your podcatcher Or you can Subscribe on iTunes Intro music "Gran Vals" performed by Brian Streckfus. Stopwatch Icon by Ilsur Aptukov from The… Continue reading →

Ubuntu on a MacBookPro 8,2 running Yosemite

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Being mostly notes to stop me getting frustrated. Based, in part, from this excellent forum post. I've always run Linux on my Mac Hardware. I love the physical aspects of the Mac line, but I really can't be bothered with their Play-doh infested software. Let's assume you have a nice, clean, freshly installed OSX 10.10… Continue reading →

About A Minute - Introducing Ind.ie

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I had a chat with Laura Kalbag, one of the designers at Ind.ie. If you're interested in helping build platforms and phones which are free of corporate spyware - please donate to their crowdfunding campaign. Get About A Minute as soon as each episode goes live. Stick this Podcast Feed into your podcatcher Or you… Continue reading →

Localisation is Hard - Nokia Here and Roundabouts

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Last year I complained about a dangerous change to Google's Maps app. When driving, you want to spend the majority of your time concentrating on the road ahead. Flicking one's eyes to the mirrors & speedometer should be enough to quickly assess one's environment. The same applies for SatNav apps - every second that is… Continue reading →

Walking Under The Thames

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Earlier this year, I won the BlueLightCamp Hackathon. Usually prizes are a token of appreciation - vouchers, a books, maybe even a new phone if you're lucky. This, however, was a "money can't buy" prize - a trip through the Thames Barrier. And so, during one of London's delightfully wet summer's days, I made my… Continue reading →

The Curious Case of Amazon's IMDb Adverts

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The Internet Movie Database is one of the most venerable sites on the Web. It was founded by a British programmer in 1990 as a collection of Usenet posts (kids, ask your parents). By 1993 it was on the nascent World Wide Web - and was hosted out of Cardiff University in Wales. IMDb was… Continue reading →