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The first CD meme..

Listened to the latest TWiT podcast on the tube this evening, which had a great segment “What was the first CD you bought”, as it is 25 years since Music CD’s were introduced by Phillips and Sony. It seems i share the dubious honour of sharing Dire Straits, “Brothers in Arms” as my first purchase […]

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Put your pictures on the planet..

After the buzz has died down about the new sky feature in Earth, I personally think one of the most useful new features is the ability to place images in the landscape, matching the perspective of the location from which they where taken. The new photooverlay element in KML 2.2 is used to great effect […]

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Ogle Earth TV

Stefan Geens the man behind the fantastic Ogle Earth blog, has put together an amazing DIY TV show using Google Earth and Wirecast. Everyday the tools that where once only in the hands of the professionals are now available to the professional-amateur, although I think Stefan may have another career on IPTV waiting for him!  […]

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No comment – just grab a pint !

I am not going to comment on this weeks Story in the Guardian, as I would never discuss the details of any potential commercial arrangement in public. But I am personally very disappointed for the people at CASA at University College London who have developed a world class 3D city model which could potentially have […]

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Apple Thoughts

AppleWorks the end at last..

I loved Appleworks ( previously know as Clarisworks) and it has been finally retired with the addition of the numbers spreadsheet to Apples iWork suite. Not sure where the MacDraw like drawing application replacement is but never mind. The long life of Claris/Applework is both a reflection on the perceived dominance of Microsoft Office and […]