Category Archives: Misc

Some thoughts on Wireless charging

I bought an Anker PowerPort Qi 10 inductive charger from Amazon (£13.99). I’ve seen a few people online complaining that it isn’t “wireless charging” because it’s still “plugged in” – a farcical complaint akin to suggesting that the device draw … Continue reading

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Screen-grab Kindle

Kindle 3 -↑+Alt+G (Shift, Alt and G together). That is all.

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Tomighty

If you’re a fan of the Pomodoro technique – there’s a fantastic little timer applet for the notification area called Tomighty.

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If

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and … Continue reading

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Repair Samsung NC10 MBR

Repair the Samsung NC10’s MBR – returning the F4 recovery option. Continue reading

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Steam

I go away for five months at the start of the year and my Internet usage drops to around 500 Mb a month. Rockstar has the Grand Theft Auto Complete Pack on Steam for £19.99, GTA IV is downloading as … Continue reading

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Homefront

After not inconsiderable cajoling by a friend of mine, I hired a copy of Homefront on PS3. It transpires that this is a formulaic FPS title. The game is buggy. I’ve played through the first four levels and the PS3 … Continue reading

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Why are video games the 30 something’s hidden vice?

I’m 35. There’s one PS3 in our house and I bought it. It’s attached to a nice big Plasma TV with a high refresh rate. If that sounds like I’m bragging, I’m not. See the kids come in from school … Continue reading

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The problem with shortening URLs

Stephen Fry noted it on Twitter but, really one should proof-read URLs before posting:

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Licensing

Never thought I’d have to publish this on my personal blog but I’d like to draw attention to the license: For any CC work that you use from this site, please use the following attribution: This work by Dougie Richardson … Continue reading

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