Technology and the occasional justified rant


Notes 8 beta 3

A few days behind with this news, but Notes 8 beta 3 is now available. As I reported a month ago, beta 3 is more stable and performs better than beta 2 – this is to be expected as …


Live from ILUG 2007 (well, almost)

I’m here in Dublin for the Irish Lotus User Group event. With a capacity crowd of 250 (and a long waiting list) the interest in this event has been phenomenal, drawing in people not just from Ireland but from the …


Making the right connections

This June sees the release of IBM Lotus’ new suite of social software solutions entitled Connections. It comprises of five components:

  • Profiles – who I am
  • Communities – what I’m interested / skilled in
  • Blogs – what I know
  • Bookmarks

The BlackBerry Pearl gets connected

I won’t go into all the details, but I’ve had a BlackBerry Pearl sitting in my desk drawer since my friends at RIM gave me the beautiful device in December. Last week the process of getting it connected to e-mail …

Notes 8 draws closer

Late last week Ed Brill announced on his blog that there would be another public beta of Notes 8 before the product ships ‘mid-year’. I’m somewhat spoilt as I have access to internal builds of Notes 8 and have seen …


Sky’s employee of the year

Friday was the big day… our Sky Plus box was to be replaced. I had to go to a meeting in the morning (damn work interfering with my life as usual), so the wife was left in charge for the …


Sky Minus

Okay, I used that heading once before. A couple of years ago we had Sky Plus installed, and in the first six months had four replacement boxes until, eventually, we got one that worked and stayed working… most of the …


Back in action

Fans of might have noticed a short break in service… nearly seven months actually. Sorry. Various reasons, not all happy ones. We moved house at the start of October, an experience which could eventually be described as ‘happy’ (especially …

Modern art part 2

It was nearly three years ago that I commented on the pretentiousness of modern art (see here) and now it is time to do it again. And for a second time, the world of art has been exposed …

Modern art part 1

I can’t remember how we got onto the subject, but the wife informed me that some art award had been given to an exhibit that consisted of two flashing lights in an empty room. A quick search of the BBC …

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