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These pages are all my own work. Unfortunately that may be a terrible admission. In these pages are various writings of mine, from the first part of my life story, to poems, to mad ramblings without excuse. Below the links to the articles is my blog. Not to be confused with the Techie Blog, this is random ramblings from life.

Rambling Rumination

Diving or Drowning Part I. The first part of my Autohagiography... up to the point where I first take ecstacy. The tale of how a polite, well mannered middle-class child became such a ruffian.....

Diving or Drowning Part II. The second part of my life story - the further fall....

Life in Romania. An article about living in Romania. This follows two visits in 2004 and 2005 to visit my wifes parents. Life is very different in Romania than it is here in Britain.

A Random Assortment. A short collection of my poetry. There's one or two gems buried in here.

HumanOS v1.3. Subtitled baby crocodiles, computers and the human personality. This is an article that compares the human mind to a computer operating system. It touches on artifical intelligence and the ages old Nature versus Nurture debate.

Christian Meditation. A short piece on Christian meditation - exploring living Spirituality with God.

Imagine Paradise. No its not about a large network of computers, its actually about Christian Community..... and why we bother.

The first is an article on the spiritual power of symbols and sacraments. The second one, is on what sort of truth we can expect to find in the bible - with a brief section providing one possible reconciliation between modern science and Genesis. They should both be understandable by 'beginners' to the subjects.

Quick 'n' Dirty HTML. Need to get a webpage up quick and never done any HTML before ? This article will get you up to speed with the basics, using a TABLE for layout. Not for those who want nice, standards compliant, XHTML and CSS...

Voidspace Story. My cyberpunk short story. Lovely imagery but very short *sigh*. Come and play in the Void !

Beginners Guide to Atlantis. My beginners guide for new players of Atlantis - the computer 'Play-by-eMail' game. Very useful if you`ve just started to play.

A Helping Hand

emoticon:cards I'm not a gambler, but there are plenty of people that are. If you play online poker, especially the infamous Texas Hold-Em, then there is something you'll find useful.

Pokerbility is a real time assistant that will calculate odds for you while you play. It will suggest plays for you, depending on how tight a game you want to play.

Download A Free Trial

There is a shareware version, for free download, so give it a try. Smile

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-06-10 20:58:50 | |
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Multimedia in the Palm of Your Hand

emoticon:film Modern PDAs are capable of so much more than taking notes and keeping track of your calender.

Why buy a portable mp3 player, when you may already be carrying around a much more capable machine in your pocket, and that's only the half of it. Smile

This article by Rene Tse looks at different ways of using your PDA as a portable multimedia system. It covers using your PDA for receiving streaming audio and video, receiving radio, photo blogging, podcasting and all the rest of it :

Move over iPod - Here Comes the Multimedia PDA

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-06-10 14:56:45 | |
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Palm Releases a Windows Mobile Treo

emoticon:pda Great technologies come and go. Unfortunately, in the brutal survival of the fittest of the commercial world, it's not always the best that come through. My blog entry Picking the Losing Technology looks at some of the technologies I've been involved in over the years. I mourn the passing of some of these. Laughing

Sometimes though, the companies behind a seemingly defunct technology (or business model) can re-invent themselves and live to fight another day. IBM are perhaps a classic example of this.

In the battle for PDA operating systems, there used to be a behemoth called Palm. The Palm Operating System had the lions share of the market. It was easy to program for, had a thriving open source community producing programs and utilities for it, and many fans. Unfortunately the Palm operating system had certain built in limitations, and didn't scale well to the new breed of mobile computers with more memory, bigger screens and faster processors [1]. Despite improvements it has waned in popularity and seen its market share dwindle in favour of Windows Mobile devices, Symbian Smartphones and even Linux based PDAs.

After Palm acquired Handspring they became a manufacturer of smartphone devices, in the form of the Treo. The Treo has been a successful mobile phone/PDA and remains popular.

It looks like they Palm has taken a new turn in their history, the Treo 700W uses Windows Mobile 5. Smile

Note

My own personal experience of the Windows CE range of operating system has been good.

Rene Tse has posted a Review of the Palm Treo 700W to my Techie Blog. It makes for interesting reading, especially if you are considering a new PDA or mobile phone.

[1]This is the potted history of Palm according to me, and so must be taken with a pinch of salt. I think it's basically right, but it's based on my hazy understanding; so caveat emptor. Razz

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-06-10 13:26:52 | |
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SlippedStream - TV on Your PC

emoticon:slippedstream SlippedStream just got better. Very Happy

SlippedStream now has even more content, new series have been added with more seasons. Existing users will find the new content already added to the player, new users can get SlippedStream from :

SlippedStream on Voidspace

What is SlippedStream ?

Turn your Windows PC into a multimedia home theater. :-

Scam free TV on your pc - 100% Free, 100% legal.

The SlippedStream desktop application gives you the best Sky, TV and Radio stations on your pc - just install SlippedStream and view at your leisure.

This unique application has a stylish design and over 100 Sky and TV Channels including countless live radio stations categorised by type and with easy installation.

TV on your PC

SlippedStream brings you the Sky and TV channels and programmes that are worth watching and listening to and compiles them to a handy desktop application.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-06-10 11:32:41 | |
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