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Want 3 months of Backblaze?

Ho Ho Ho! The folks at Backblaze must be feeling the Christmas cheer as they're adding 3 months of Backblaze backup to anyone who signs up within the next 21 days. I’m a huge fan of Backblaze, having paid for the service since 2013 and had to recently use their […]

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Twitter: Prove you’re human

Well, that was weird. I hit like on a sarcastic tweet about Brexit and Twitter forced me to prove I was a human because I broke the rules apparently. It just goes to show that when you rely on a site you don’t control or own to publish you don’t […]

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Crashplan Home RIP

With Crashplan Home on the way out I’m in a bind. I was using it to backup my Dad’s laptop to my machine. It was so very handy as it was plug-and-play. Fire up the app on his machine, type in the code and it started sending over his data […]

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Remapping the Keyboard on a new Macbook Pro

I must have an odd keyboard, at least for one that’s paired with a Mac. It’s a Microsoft split keyboard and has a bunch of extra keys that aren’t on a Macbook Pro keyboard, like a dedicated # key and the keys are all over the place compared to the […]

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mapscii

telnet mapscii.me Thanks Kevin. That’s pretty neat. For more, here’s the source code.

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Etch a Sketch, a Tribute

My colleague Mark found this amazing tribute to the inventor of the Etch a Sketch, André Cassagnes. It’s some sort of magic I think because I could never draw anything on one. My son recently bought “the smallest etch a sketch in the world” which is a tiny device but […]

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3 months free Backblaze again

A long time ago in 2013 Backblaze had a “sign up and get an extra three months free” offer and they’re back at it again. For the next 32 days. click on this Backblaze signup link, you’ll get started on a free trial for a month to test it out, […]

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I want this car to park for me

Tesla will include $8,000 worth of self driving equipment in every car, but you have to pay extra to “enable it” when the software is ready according to this article.

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Sky obviously never check their customer surveys

Someone used my gmail address when they signed up for Sky Television. They must have lots of spare time and money to burn as they’re getting the “Variety with Sports & Movies” package at 83 Euro a month. Yikes. I filled in the Sky customer survey a few times but […]

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Building the BBC Micro

I never used the BBC Micro much but it was a prominent feature of schools across Ireland the UK in the 80s and early 90s. I love that Professor Steve Furber’s admitted they didn’t know why certain chips worked or the work arounds they needed to get other bits working!

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