Everything, Everything - February 2013

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Wednesday 27th February, 2013 17:01
Halfway through your long and complex password and *possibly* making a typo so you start all over again. #firstworldproblems
Tuesday 26th February, 2013 23:46
Full House
Tuesday 26th February, 2013 16:38
So I finally have the Nexus 4, 7 and 10. That's quite impressive when you consider how much I usually love Microsoft.

  • Nexus 4 lets me use the apps I've already bought for my old Samsung Galaxy Nexus
  • Nexus 4 can be rooted to install all sorts of cool things (unlike Windows Phone 8)
  • Nexus 7 isn't ridiculously locked into Amazon's services (unlike Kindle Fire HD)
  • Nexus 7 lets me use the apps I've already bought for my SGN and N4
  • Nexus 10 is considerably cheaper than the Surface Pro
  • Nexus 10 is more readily available than the Surface Pro
  • Nexus 10 lets me use the apps I've already bought for my SGN/N4/N7
  • Nexus 10 appears to have a much better battery life than the Surface Pro
  • They don't support Flash (officially) - I guess some people would consider this a con
  • They don't run Windows software (but I do have a decent Remote Desktop client, with multi-touch support)
  • Wireless connection doesn't seem to be as quick as I'd expect, even the 5GHz 802.11n on the Nexus 10!
  • The SkyGo app doesn't support the Nexus 10 (or my [temporary un]rooted Nexus 4)
  • The BBC iPlayer app is the mobile website in Chrome, and it won't let me request the desktop site (HD streams?)
  • Matroska support is limited, especially 1080p files with DTS audio (BS Player seems to cope best)
I'm spending a lot of time playing Football Manager Handheld 2013 (as Arsenal), which reminds me of Championship Manager 2 from the mid '90s (at one point I wondered if this was a port of the old C code, minus the voice of Clive Tyldesley, with the latest football database). All that power, and I end up playing something so basic.
Wednesday 20th February, 2013 00:17
I "accidentally" bought a Nexus 10 to go with my Nexus 4 & 7. So much for me disliking Google. Would buy Surface Pro if it was much cheaper.
Saturday 16th February, 2013 16:53
Why don't Arsenal play the first 90 minutes anything like the last 4 minutes of injury time? Another season without winning anything? :(
Saturday 16th February, 2013 15:03
Broke a glass and cut my hand. Let's hope Arsenal have better luck today.
Saturday 16th February, 2013 13:57
Casper's enjoying the new kitty room (formerly known as the junk room). http://t.co/wJ4ySol0
Saturday 16th February, 2013 09:46
So far no one else has done a better version than the original Harlem Shake: https://t.co/7ioFOkCi
Friday 15th February, 2013 20:20
Might have found a use for my "old" Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Ubuntu for phones out on February 21. http://t.co/PCPsvPwo
Tuesday 12th February, 2013 19:14
On the plus side, I made myself a Domain Admin on a customer's network. They weren't entirely expecting that (they did ask for a pentest!).
Tuesday 12th February, 2013 19:10
*generic rant about awful people taking trains* The majority are okay, but some people make you want to hit them. Hard. Until they bleed.
Saturday 9th February, 2013 18:38
Beer helps when you're tidying up the house, right? #somanysatacables http://t.co/I3iXg4VU
Saturday 9th February, 2013 18:32
Clearing out some computer parts, but can't bear to throw away this very old and trusty ATI Mach64 PCI graphics card. http://t.co/MVBtSats
Saturday 9th February, 2013 14:15
Really like the new version of the Sky+ app on my phone!
Monday 4th February, 2013 21:40
I like the scientists; not so keen on the this emotional woman. Richard III. Good find.
Monday 4th February, 2013 20:11
I hope this beer tastes as good as it sounds! http://t.co/MwQEunvt
Saturday 2nd February, 2013 17:57
Heading back from London for a 4th day in a row. This time was for pleasure, watching Arsenal win at the Emirates. Bloody cold though. #COYG
Friday 1st February, 2013 11:04
Ticket from man on train didn't like the barriers, had to ask the friendly staff members to let me through. Tickets are definitely annoying.
Friday 1st February, 2013 07:28
Solitary ticket machine never works when wet, ticket office closed. Thankfully someone wanted my money on the train. Tickets are annoying.
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