Category: Non-techie stuff

  • 80s computer games I remember

    When I think about it, I can remember more games I used to play on my Commodore 64 than I expect to.  Here’s what I’ve managed to recall.

  • Britain’s only large-scale wind turbine manufacturer to close

    Vestas, the wind turbine manufacturing plant in Newport on the Isle of Wight is set to close this week despite a government pledge only hours earlier to build a green economy. There is a Friends of the Earth campaign about it here, urging the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to save the […]

  • Hustle: back on form

    The fifth series of Hustle is definitely back on form.  Glad that Mickey Bricks is back from “Australia” (oh, I thought he’d been off making films), and that the writing has got its edge back.  It’s much improved from before.  It’s a pity Jaime Murray is no longer in it, but you can’t have everything.  […]

  • Some of our electricity is missing

    We use Ecotricity for electricity supply in our household, as they use the money we pay them to build new wind turbines.  Annoyingly, aliens are wrecking them. One early report said that a blade had been torn off and — ominously — was nowhere to be found (perhaps implying it had been abducted). A later […]

  • Automatic photo tagging

    MyHeritage, a genealogy web site, claims it can automatically tag photos of people.  It uses face recognition to find faces in uploaded photos, then gets you to identify them.  The idea is that you only identify each person once, and it can automatically tag other photos of that person for you.