Posts By: Gary

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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 »

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    You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For, But Sometimes You Get It For Free

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    Here in the UK we’re used to bad or non-existent customer service, so much so that it’s virtually ingrained into our genes. We’re well aware of the oft used expression that you get what you pay for except that you actually don’t; you continue to pay and act pleasantly surprised when you actually get what… Read more »

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    In the Spirit of Experimentation, Part 2

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    Posterous continues to impress and is fast becoming the main source of blog posts, both on my Posterous blog and autoposted onto my main blog. We’re all good Web 2.0 citizens these days and that means we tag everything; the Posterous FAQ has this to say on the subject of tags: “Add tags simply in the subject of… Read more »

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    Insomnia. Again.

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    Here we go again. I’m not entirely sure which is worse; being wide awake and up at 4.00 AM or deciding to write a blog post about it. Posted via email from Gary’s Posterous

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    Seaside-on-Thames

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    There’s nothing like being at the seaside; the cry of seagulls, the tang of ozone in the air, Blackfriars Bridge, The Gherkin and St. Paul’s Cathedral in the distance … Blackfriars Bridge? It’s easy to forget that the Thames is tidal and if you time it right that there’s several stretches of beach at low… Read more »

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    Shut Happens

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    A combination of oversleeping, train cancellation and the temporary loss of my Oyster Card, once I’m on a train naturally, does not make for an auspicious start to the week after the Bank Holiday. But then the final straw; no coffee at my local station. “Shut Happens”.   Posted via email from Gary’s Posterous