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The Pain of the Bleeding Edge

So I have recently pulled the trigger on another emerging technology. Hey, this is the blog of a geek, what do you expect? So what have I done this time? Xbox 360? Nah, I’ve changed my phone service to Vonage. For those that don’t know, Vonage is a Voice over IP service that basically promises you better phone rates, both local and long distance. They do this by utilizing the

Christmas Toys

Ooooh, new toys. Yup, got myself some new toys to write about. To go with my iPod Nano, I decided to invest in a pair of Shure E2C’s. For those that don’t know, these are “noise isolating earphones” that basically sit deep in your ear canal. A little like hearing aids, but don’t help you hear external noise. What they do instead is give you a much better sound by

Oopsy

Yeah, thanks for the emails guys!!! It’s gratifying to know that someone actually reads my prattlings on occasion 🙂 I had it pointed out to me by email that the Asian tsunami actually occurred in 2004, not 2005. Still, despite that my rant yesterday still should convey the same message; the American media still tends to ignore world events in favor of those which have occurred at home. I know

Gallery Updates

To all, I’ve updated my galleries today. I’ve basically added 98% of all the pictures I took during my vacation to England in October. So what happened to the other 2%? Well, quite simply some of the pictures were personal, some of them I felt quite uneasy putting online… and others just weren’t to the quality that I felt was required to put them up. So, at http://www.nodecaf.net/gallery/ you can

2005, We Hardly Knew Ye

I know, the monthly and weekly rags will start publishing their own “retrospectives” on 2005 today or tomorrow. By the end of the week we’ll all be sick of hearing about how wonderful 2005 was, how it sucked, and hearing again about all the things that happened in the world that we don’t really want to hear about again. Undoubtedly, only a few words will be dedicated to the hurricanes

Quote of the Day

Merry Christmas… Happy Hannukah… whatever. Just celebrate, be with your loved ones… and eat too much of stuff that’s bad for you. But don’t forget to spend a moment thinking of those who can’t be with their loved ones today… those who are fighting a war on foreign soil that seems more and more questionable every single day. Think of those who will die before it is over… and those

Just for those who don’t speak Swedish, literally; “Oh God, I own a Volvo now!” Yes, for those that know me feel free to begin snickering. However, I’m actually pretty happy with this “radical decision”. It’s true that I ride my motorbike, even as the temperature drops around here. However, the reality began to set in as I realized that my motorbike is going to be next to useless in

Happy Halloween!

A very happy halloween to my friends, relatives and casual readers! It’s that time of year when ghouls, vampires and generally the kind of people I hang out with come out of their crypts to prowl neighborhoods and suck blood. Hmm… actually that sounds like a normal Saturday night… Not much to update really, just some general stuff. I’m beginning to think that Apple’s highly successful iPod is a gateway

I’m Back!

Greetings. Well, it’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote. Truth be told, as some people know I was in the UK for the first time in 10 years for the first two weeks in October. I visited family, toured the South of England and almost froze to death in the mountains of Wales. Still, it was a fantastic vacation and I enjoyed it a lot! I’m still

This is Not News

Good day to you, fine reader. Although I don’t post much, I do get frequent visitors to this site. To you I bid welcome. I’m not a great one for self-promotion or self-aggrandising blogs, but I do like to keep friends and relatives up to date on my latest information. Really I’ve been busy. I mean really busy the last couple of weeks both at work and at home. This