Monthly Archives: September 2013

Good Kayaking Read

Yes, you heard me right, kayaking, my new hobby. Not white water or anything, just touring the Somerset Levels to start with. Hey, if you wanna join me?…

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Firefox OS

Pouring water on the fire, Firefox OS 1.0 is more of a damp squib. Stability is awful, but hey things can only improve with Mozilla’s aggressive update schedule. The music app cowers in handling a music catalogue of 22GB. Nope. … Continue reading

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Smart Phorm

Has my favourite toy of the moment, a ZTE Open, totally eclipsed the need for a laptop? Apart from using a fully fledged mouse & dedicated, non noisy, non cherry switch keyboard late at night, a pocket sized computer is … Continue reading

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With the absence of Ting Mobile in the UK, the best value (at least for my light usage) falls to giffgaff. Check them out! The great thing about them is everything is self serviced from their website, no call centres! … Continue reading

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First Thoughts; Zealot 16 Back Pack

The Zealot 16 back pack seems to offer all I would want from a technical perspective. Roll out tool pouch, arm phone pocket, hydration, integrated lid & knee/shin carry. However, initial impresions tend towards cheap build quality. The materials used … Continue reading

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