Author Archives: Alex

Silicon Valley, Ambassadors, and the speculative fiction of Peter F Hamilton

Denmark, we are told, has sent an ambassador to Silicon Valley. Ignoring the fact that in a data first world, the idea of physically embedding an individual in a place famed for it’s technology, seems an anachronism (the parties must … Continue reading

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For the Ultra Rich, money is the least of their worries

It was interesting to read this article in the FT about how the Ultra Rich in America (the top 0.1%) are happy to pay a bit more tax. It makes them almost human. Until you realise the amount of work … Continue reading

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Where have all the racing games gone?

A while back I got a Logitech G29 wheel and pedal set up for my PS4. I added a Wheel Stand Pro, and the good times commenced. But there was a problem, and there still is. In the couple of … Continue reading

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Mucking about

I’ve been mucking about with a few bits of tech project recently but nothing too substantial. We’ve had new carpet in our bedroom and ditched the chest of drawers that hid a multitude of sins. Or to be more precise, … Continue reading

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Forgotten tech- the Archos 405

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of my first Archos media player purchase. The 405 wasn’t the first media player that Archos made by any stretch of the imagination. It was billed as the fifth generation player, but it … Continue reading

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