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iPod Designer Honoured

Jonathan Ive the head of industrial design at Apple and the Map behind the fantastic design of the iPod and iMacs has become aCBE in the New Year Honours list. As a republican I don’t usually have much time for this stuff.. but in this case I’ll make the exception !!

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Galileo improves boiled eggs !

By using spacebourne atomic clocks, Europes chefs will be able to produce the perfect boiled egg. Ok so I am joking.. but based on the reporting so far of todays successful launch of the Giove-A satelitte – I would not be surpised to find it somewhere. Make no mistake Galileo when operational will be a […]

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Merry Christmas!!

No postings for a couple of days, Merry Christmas everybody !!

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2005 The message of the year – “It’s the content – stupid”

I knew there was a reason why I worked for a government organisation.. from tomorrow I’m on holiday for two weeks – time to catch up on some reading, DVD’s and to try out building a ruby on rails application !! Preparing for the holidays got me in a reflective mood looking back over the […]

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Galileo Hype

Adena at All Points Blog points out the rather exaggerated reports in the UK computing press about the upcoming lanuch of Giove-A a micro-satellite developed in Guildford. Rather than be used my mobile phone users to locate cinema listings !!! Giove-A has just one important job to do.. Giove (Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element)-A is designed […]