Relentless Pace of Progress

As a software guy, I'm naturally amazed and bemused by pretty much anything hardware-related. The one aspect of the relentless march of technology which most boggles my mind is the rapid increase in storage capacity which we have seen in

iPhone (Again)

Bugger. Despite what I said a year ago, I saw John's iTouch last week and now I'm coming round to the opinion that the £899 price tag of owning an iPhone for 18 months is perfectly reasonable for such a

My WEI Score

Details of my Windows Experience Index score are here, where you can also upload your own details and see facts about other people's systems.  Poor gaming graphics brings me down to a 3.7.

The Resurrection of Barney

Hallelujah!  Barney, my beloved iPod, has come back from the dead! Earlier today, I received this message through eBay's "Ask seller a question" feature: "Dar Ian, Iwas looking on ebay and i noticed your 60gb ipod


I know this doesn't add to the debate at all, but for the record I have absolutely no desire whatsoever to possess an iPhone.  Phone calls, text message, and possibly synchronisation with my Outlook calendar and contacts will do

The Week The Music Died

Barney, my beloved 16-month old iPod, suddenly stopped working on Tuesday morning.  I can only suspect that he was jealous after hearing the news about the forthcoming new addition to the family. I don't really know why he should

New Camera Joy

My first digital camera was the 2.1 megapixel Canon Ixus V compact, bought on 08 Feb 2002 for the princely sum of £369.99.  Since then I've used it to capture around 5000 images, many of which you can

Relocating To The USA

(No, not me - my web server :-) ) Yup, it's true.  After three years of being hosted in our spare room on a dusty and astonishingly noisy Dell PowerEdge 2300, I've finally gone through with my repeated threats and