That's Numberwang!

Overheard at London Zoo yesterday

Posted by Jon Evans 30/05/2008 at 19h33

"No, that's a heron. Herring are fish."

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Pokey the Penguin is 10 years old

Posted by Jon Evans 28/04/2008 at 14h49

Wow, Pokey the Penguin is 10 years old. How time flies.


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Panasonic RQ-S15

Posted by Jon Evans 14/04/2008 at 21h09

Back in 1992 I was a student in Sheffield. Money was quite tight, but when my Walkman broke I splashed out and replaced it with a Panasonic RQ-S15. I remember choosing it because it was so small (hardly any bigger than a cassette) and I think even back then I’d decided that this was probably the last “Walkman” I was ever going to buy, so I wanted a good one.


Looks lovely, eh?

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Apple iPhone bluetooth headset take-apart

Posted by Jon Evans 26/03/2008 at 23h58

As my bluetooth headset seems to be a dead loss, I thought I'd take it apart to see how it was made. I did a lot of searching and I don't think anyone has done this yet - I certainly couldn't find any photos.


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Email style

Posted by Jon Evans 26/03/2008 at 23h22

In reference to this post at Daring Fireball - I have always reasoned that the cursor is placed at the top of the new message when you hit reply precisely because you will need to start at the top with a salutation, then work your way down through the message adding your interjections after relevant paragraphs and deleting anything which you don't need to quote.

The problem is that these days nobody bothers with that, they assume the cursor is at the top because that's where their reply is supposed to go.

The worst example is when you get sent an email with something like "What do you think we should do?" at the top, and you scroll down to realise that you've been sent a massive dollop of email correspondence going back three weeks, which you're going to have to read from bottom to top before you can reply.

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