Reviews

Getting Real

September 10, 2010

I recently read 37Signal’s eBook “Getting Real” which outlines their philosophy on web app creation. I recommend that anyone writing web software or creating a web site service read it as it is a breath of fresh air and makes many salient points. You can either purchase the PDF or read it free online. Of [...]

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I Am Number Four – Pittacus Lore

September 8, 2010

A book caught my eye the other day in Tesco. A fairly impressive looking hardback just released entitled “I Am Number Four” by an unusually named author. A quick scan of the dust jacket piqued my interest: John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town. He changes [...]

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X Factor Wrap Up #3

October 26, 2009

Yes, it’s Monday; it’s the X Factor result show wrap up blog post! If you were the talent booker for the X Factor and had to book two big names to perform on the result’s show who would you pick after crazy eyed Robbie and dead eyed Whitney spun almost as many column inches as [...]

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X Factor Wrap Up

October 19, 2009

Another Sunday, another episode of our favourite car crash TV program. This week’s result show had a lot to live up to. Last week’s show had Alexandra in a dress made entirely of chocolate gold coins and Robbie Williams attacking the stage like a mad man on Halloween. We weren’t disappointed. Let’s be honest. No [...]

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Muse – The Resistance

September 14, 2009

I’ve been a fan of Muse since their debut Showbiz in 1999 and it’s been a pleasure to listen to each album as they develop and mature their sound. A curious mix of classic piano, rock guitars and Matt’s often operatic voice lend a different tone to a well trodden genre. So, with anticipation, I [...]

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My Five Favourite BlackBerry Applications

August 28, 2009
UberTwitter

Ah, it’s time for the ubiquitous “top 5″ list. I’ve avoided blogs like this before as they are a bit tacky and are often incredibly biased. Having said that, I have owned a BlackBerry for about 10 months and in that time I’ve come to depend on a few applications that I really wouldn’t like [...]

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Twitter and Authorize.net

July 3, 2009

I love Twitter. Not true love like one loves their children or spouse. It’s more like the love one has for a favourite sandwich or fruit. But obnoxious similes aren’t the reason for writing. No. I’m writing because I just experienced a wonderfully prescient example of why Twitter is just so darn awesome. I sometimes [...]

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iMac 24″ Quick Review

June 24, 2009
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After finally getting everything pretty much set-up thanks to a last minute Time Machine back up on my old iMac and being able to restore it on this new Mac I feel I can offer my first impressions. Firstly, keep in mind that my previous machine was a white iMac (17″ / 60gb HD / [...]

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The Simpsons Movie

August 1, 2007
Simpsons Movie

So, does the movie look any different from an average episode? Yes, and no. Thankfully live-action and CG concepts where thrown out years ago and the movie sticks to the 2D animation so well known of the series. Having said that, some effort has gone into making it shine. There is excellent detail work and [...]

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Cormack McCarthy – No Country For Old Men

June 20, 2007

McCarthy’s most recent work “The Road” led me to this novel. As I mentioned in a previous review; if you’re not familiar with Cormack McCarthy the first thing that strikes you is his writing style. There are no speech marks, there are no apostrophes and he breaks most ‘classic’ writing guides such as using ‘and’ [...]

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