Monthly Archives: December 2004

SCO and the Self Inflicted DoS Attack

You’re not going to believe this one…. I got a call from a long-time customer of my employer ( it was my turn with the pager ) at approx 3:00am on Monday 20/12/2004 reporting that a SCO machine on their … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible: Personal Finance Apps

Why is it so hard to find a half-way decent personal finance app, that works on your platform of choice and doesn’t cost the earth?? If you’re a windows user then no-probs, Quicken have a nice product for the home … Continue reading

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13 Days to Festivus

Remember people, only 13 days to Festivus time to break out the Festivus Pole, write your list of greivances and prepare for the feats of strength.

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Tivo UI design

There is an interesting interview Ten Questions with TiVo’s Director of User Experience, Margret Schmidt that talks about how TiVo designed what I consider one of the best and most intuitive UIs ever. I have looked at the interfaces on … Continue reading

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Battling the Heisenbug – Part 2

The problem with the test program turned out to be a lot more mundane then I thought. The serial port on the Topfield defaults to 115200 baud, the IceLink dongle runs at 9600 baud. My terminal program is set to … Continue reading

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Battling the Heisenbug – Part 1

Last night Rick ( a colleague of mine from IceTV ) and I were working on adding the Topfield TF5000PVRt Terestrial Digital PVR to our unified development environment. After much stuffing around due to some serious oddities in the libraries … Continue reading

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The Joy of Fatherhood

Before becoming a father I would hear "baby enabled" friends and family complaining about problems with the kids, financial pressures etc But, without exception they wouldn't hesitate to have kids if they could do things over. The funny thing was … Continue reading

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