Thursday, February 15, 2007

I don't think the reality distortion field can hold much longer captain..........

Well I didn't get it quite right last March but it seems clear that change is on its way. Either Apple shifts the market a la EMI or the market shifts Apple. Either way I don't think Fairplay will be a money maker forever. And if that wasn't good news enough someone's cracked HDVideo for us. Hmm now all I need is a HD disk and something to play it on. Oh and I wouldn't bank on the IPhone getting to far either. Greedy Apple got indigestion ?

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Strange times in Saudi…

If this recent article is to be believed then Saudi Arabia wants nuclear power. Vladimir Putin has agreed to help the Saudis out. I think it’s a great idea not burning fossil fuels in power stations….well done Saudi. But wait a minute this is Saudi Arabia, a desert country, a country that is a desert because it is dry, sunny and it doesn’t rain more than 4-5 inches a year. It also is a country with a lot of space I mean a lot of space. This is the sort of country where state of the art solar power makes sense; so why bother with Nuclear Power unless you want something else. Well of course Saudi wants something else. Putin wants business and somewhere to sell guns like everyone else. We should however note at the same time that it was Russia who helped build some troublesome Nuclear Power plants in ermmmmmmm Iran.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

No not dead yet……

Been training for Ironman and have struggled to stay at the keyboard or indeed get to the keyboard for long enough to finish a decent piece of writing. I will eventually finish my Mac rant but in the meantime would like to issue the following warning to any would be Ironmen and Women.

i) If you train properly your life will disappear.

ii) Yes it really does cost a lot of money and I’m not just talking about the cost of the entry.

iii) I don’t know which is more painful the training or the weekly massage that is supposed to help me get over the training.

iv) I suspect I will understand pain a whole new way after race day.

v) I have no idea what makes me persist with this goal.

But for now it is time to sleep.