Saturday 25 October 2008

iPhone home

It's a week and a half now living with the iPhone. It truly is a great device. Not perfect but, by far, the best hand held device I've owned.

One major advantage is not having to lug my Macbook Pro around everywhere. I can read my email, RSS feeds and eBooks anywhere, anytime.

Another major plus is having my full iTunes collection and podcasts with me.

A lot of the built-in apps work really well and provide the right level of functionality for those of us on the go.

The ringtones are well thought out and pleasant -- you can, of course, with the right software, use any song as the ringtone.

Here are a few of the pluses and minuses:

  • Fantastic integration
  • Wireless, automatic calendar and contact synchronisation
  • Great selection of applications (see favourites below)

  • No cut'n'paste
  • No background apps (yes, I could JailBreak the phone)
  • Rubbish camera

Favourite apps

Saturday 4 October 2008

Eddie's back in town!

Eddie Izzard is back in London doing his 2008 tour, Stripped.

He's playing at the Lyric Theatre in the West End from November 17th to December 12th.

I can't wait!

We've just contacted the North London Crew to get a date organised.

Next step, find a baby sitter. Send your resume to... ;)

Update: Sold out everywhere. Have 4 tickets on "order". Not sure what that actually means... /me crosses fingers.

Update: The mob I bought the tickets from,, were shutdown for fraud by the Metropolitan Police.  That's definitely no Eddie tickets, then.  :(

Wednesday 1 October 2008

Icon A5

Kevin Rose recently mentioned the Icon A5 on Digg Nation. It looks like a really cool sports aircraft with quite a low level of entry.

Some of it's features include:
  • Fully deployable parachute if things go wrong.
  • Amphibian
  • On-board GPS and MP3 player
  • Foldable wings - tow behind the car
  • Take off or land within 750ft
  • 120mph from 100hp engine that runs on either petrol or aviation fuel