Thursday, June 30, 2005



I saw an article recently about the latest version of iTunes supporting podcasts, so I've been keeping an eye out for it. It was available today, so I've installed it.

I currently do not subscribe to any download feeds, but it is quite an interesting idea. If you don't know what they are, then here is a fairly good introduction.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


iPod Mini panic

I've had a few troubles with my iPod Mini since I got it at Christmas. Occasionally, I'd turn it on and all of the songs had disappeared. I wondered if this was because my two main machines are connected via Firewire, and when I plug the iPod in it was pretty much random which machine would grab the iPod.

Tonight though, I plugged my iPod in before the PC was booted up. Big mistake. As soon as XP started, it ran its chkdsk stuff and started screwing up the files on the iPod. It wouldn't turn on, iTunes moaned about disk write errors and all sorts. Oops. I tried resetting as described here and that just made things worse: I now had an icon of a folder along with an exclamation mark in a triangle every time I turned it on. Even the iPod updater software gave errors when I tried to run it. Aargh!

I did the reset stuff a couple more times, and then the updater software ran. Phew!

What a pain that was.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Free SMS

I haven't seen a free SMS service for a while. Ruth told me about this one the other day.

Friday, June 10, 2005


Nik pictures

Some pictures of the man himself.


I've got tickets to see Nik Kershaw!!!

I emailed Century FM the other day, asking about the Nik Kershaw interview, and also about the upcoming gig.

Rebecca (program manager) emailed me to say to keep listening between 5.30pm and 6pm every night next week for a chance to win tickets. I replied and said thanks for the info.

This morning, Darren Proctor (the breakfast time DJ) emailed me saying that since it was obvious that I was such a big Nik fan (is it?!) that he'd convinced his boss to give me two tickets! Brilliant.

Thursday, June 09, 2005


Lucy is growing up so quickly...

... but I reckon she gets her sartorial sense from her mother.

Looks like a great photo for a caption competition...

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


Nik on Century FM again...

Nik Kershaw did a phone interview on Century FM this morning at 7.45am.

There's going to be a gig, and they're doing a ticket competition all next week from 5.30pm to 6pm...

Monday, June 06, 2005


Wow, a decent goal keeper at last

Shame he's so old though. I was miffed when he (Edwin van der Sar) joined Fulham instead of United years ago. Still, it should give us a couple of years to try to find yet another replacement for Schmeichel.

Thursday, June 02, 2005


TomTom GO 300 SatNav

Spit has one of these, and I've seen it in action. I splashed out on one yesterday, the gadget freak that I am.

I took Ruth down to Birmingham today for one of her OCR examiners' meetings, and it got us there and back no worries. It's ace. I'll be using it just to go to the shops :)

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