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Written by Dave Beer

  1. August 24, 2017

    I've worked my way through 4 Google Nexus phones (Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and now the Nexus 5X) and this is what I thought of them...

  2. June 08, 2017

    The trick to getting your 4k monitor running at 60Hz. HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort and DualLink DVI.

  3. October 16, 2013

    Forced to switch to my backup phone, I mused about the differences between Android and Windows

  4. August 01, 2013

    One of my favourite quotes from Marcus Aurelius book 'Meditations' - his personal writings on Stoic philosophy

  5. May 14, 2013

    It's funny the things that go on around you that you may or may not know about... I take a look at geocaching today.

  6. March 23, 2013

    I've spent the last couple of weeks living without a phone. It's been refreshing.

  7. November 17, 2012

    Lately I've become obsessed with sailing. Could that be my theme for next year?

  8. October 13, 2012

    I'm taking Stanford's Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, & Batteries course and the maths is forcing me to use parts of my brain I've let atrophy

  9. October 07, 2012

    Seth argues that mp3 files don't sound nearly as good as they could, or that CDs are sub-par. I disagree.

  10. October 06, 2012

    It's hard to watch something you've helped create die, but I analyse the numbers behind one of my soon-to-be-retired projects.

  11. October 02, 2012

    A lot of my photos get 'borrowed' by other websites without attrition. Makes me wonder what the best course of action would be.

  12. September 27, 2012

    I've been wearing the same shoes (well, several pairs of the same model) for ten years...

  13. August 18, 2012

    I have a play with Ubuntu as part of my continual experimentation with Linux. But there are still issues which make it unsuitable for me.

  14. August 12, 2012

    Capitalising on employee ideas and innovations requires a certain company culture

  15. June 11, 2012

    What I do in my spare time... work out the cost of a cup of tea and the difference between using electricity or gas to make it.

  16. March 09, 2012

    In the future, will everyone need to program? Similar to everyone being able to read and write now. It's possible it'll be an essential skill in future life.

  17. February 22, 2012

    What stops us from engaging in creative endeavours? I wonder why I stopped drawing.

  18. January 08, 2012

    Sure, I like all my 'stuff'. But after a bit of travelling, I find I'm just as happy with very little. So why not get rid of all the extra crap?

  19. November 10, 2011

    Once again, I head away for my winter migration. But for some reason this one feels different

  20. October 30, 2011

    Why is it that celebrities seem so unhappy, yet we think they should be exstatic living such a priviledged life?

  21. October 01, 2011

    I really know next to nothing about finance (the more I read the more I realise how little I know). But I do wonder whether we'll claw our way out of this financial crisis

  22. September 30, 2011

    I very rarely buy business class tickets, but there are some tricks to get upgraded fairly regularly.

  23. September 23, 2011

    Having found wordpress both great, but also a little slow/annoying/clumsy to extend, I decided to go back to static pages with a twist. You know it makes sense...