Archive for August, 2014


Kalev Leetaru has uploaded 2.6 million public-domain scanned pictures to Flickr, with automatic tagging. Now, if only the new Flickr was actually usable for anyone without superfast broadband…

Windows desktop replacements

Good to hear that Linux founder Linus Torvalds “Still wants the desktop” for Linux. I’m currently looking at Linux + WINE, and also the interesting reverse-engineered ‘open Windows’ ReactOS as future desktop OS replacements for Windows circa 2015.

Out of Bounds

Jon Bounds’s guide on how to avoid students in Birmingham, during those heady 21 days before their bank account is drained by iPads, rent advances, textbooks, their local Bargain Booze, and posting boxes of washing back home.

Two-year videogames production degree

A new two-year ‘intensive’ videogames production course, in Birmingham: B.Sc. degree in Interactive Entertainment (Games Development).

Frothy coffees

Ah, London. The great coffee, the wi-fi so strong your coffee spoons vibrate with it. Or perhaps not… “Why bother going to all that trouble to shield a coffee shop from Wi-Fi when pretty much the whole of London E1 and E2 postal codes have been successfully achieving exactly the same thing for the last […]

Pods in Brum

UK Podcasting Conference 2014 in Birmingham on Saturday 16th August 2014. Hotel La Tour, Albert Street, Birmingham city centre.

Out of the box

The race for local TV in Birmingham is up in the air, rather than on-the-air. As the winner has gone bust before even launching the service.

Shake, edit, and roll…

Microsoft fixes amateur camera-shake with its new HyperLapse. Disney unveils a bot that can auto-edit footage from multiple social cameras (aka “me an’ my mates”).

Google Public DNS

Does your ISP have crappy or censored DNS resolving? How to switch your ISP’s DNS server to use Google Public DNS, in Windows.