Posts By: Gary

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    Deliciousness: themes gained, avatars lost, accents found, London and the end of the world, scrobbling and Streetview

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    Look at all of this stuff that fell down the back of the internet and got lodged in my Delicious bookmarks … Posterous recently gained themes and Twitter lost the background and avatar settings for lots of accounts, mine included.  Need to write München, Côte or Café with proper accents while on a Mac? Easy when you know how. If you live… Read more »

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    Is AGI Short for “Ahh, Got (Any) Inspiration”?

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    So next week is GeoCommunity ’09, the annual conference for the Association of Geographic Information and everyone’s getting thoroughly excited at the prospect of putting the word “geo” in front of everything, including georant, geobeer (although only in half measures for some reason), geochat and conference chair Steven Feldman’s personal favourite, geolagavulin. This probably won’t be news to… Read more »

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    Oh No! Not Rain

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    It rained last night in London. This is not news. This is not even an uncommon occurence. Granted, it was heavy rainfall, as evidenced by the windows of the restaurant in Soho last night being drenched every time a car went up Wardour Street and by the tree branch which was floating off down the… Read more »

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    Delicousness: iPhones, boarding passes, Cult of Mac, nerd subclasses, Snow Leopard and weird ads

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    The end of the week, semi regular, hand selected, carefully edited snapshot of what made it into my Delicious bookmarks this week. Last week I blogged about my experiences with an electronic boarding pass, hosted on my iPhone, while travelling home from Amsterdam’s Schipol airport. Cult of Mac came across it, liked it, and used it as… Read more »

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    Why Snow Leopard Thawed Back To Leopard

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    Last weekend I upgraded my MacBook Pro from Leopard, Mac OS X 10.5.8, to Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6. This kind of classes as early adopter behaviour as there’s no bug fix release for Snow Leopard out in the wild yet to iron out any kinks or rough edges but I wasn’t particularly bothered… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: Mac OS X 15.6, gallons of chilli sauce, globes and Virgin Media

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    This week’s trawl through my Delicous bookmarks. Actually this is last week’s trawl but real life got in the way of posting and I beg your indulgence. Last week, Snow Leopard, AKA Mac OS X 10.6 was released though some places seem to now be selling an even more advanced version, Mac OS X 15.6. I… Read more »

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    GeoCommunity ’09 – Bridging the Gap between the GIS and Neogeo Worlds?

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    It’s probably an oversimplification of a complex issue but geographic conferences or events can be somewhat polarised towards one of two extremes. On the one hand you have the solid, slightly reassuring and established GIS world whilst on the other we have the upstart, slightly shouty, web-centric neogeography community. These two worlds don’t always co-exist… Read more »

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    I Haz Snow Leopard

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    It was inevitable, but once I’d found out that a new version of the Cisco VPN client was available, the one thing that was stopping me from installing Snow Leopard, then a Snow Leopard upgrade was on the cards. So off to the Apple Store on Regent Street in London I went. Once home, it… Read more »

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    Paperless Boarding Passes

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    Now that the so called smart phones, such as the BlackBerry, the Nokia N series and the iPhone, are becoming more and more ubiquitous, so airlines are ramping up their paperless or electronic boarding pass programs. I came across this recently when flying KLM out of Amsterdam Schipol when returning from the State of the Map conference;… Read more »

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    Got a Spare Apollo 11 Moon Lander at Home?

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    Is it lying in your shed or garage, unloved, a bit rusty and in need of some care and attention? You’d love to get it going again but lost the original maintenance manual? Maybe this Haynes manual, spotted this morning in Foyles on London’s Charing Cross Road, is what you need. It even covers the… Read more »