January 31, 2008
I've been increasingly looking at getting some network storage for our house. The cellar has a nice ethernet patchbay we could hang it off, and having to reconnect an external firewire drive every time I want to synchronise my music is a total pain.
But then I realised I already have three ipods that are in various stages of knackeredness - but only the control surfaces or headphone outputs. 140GB would keep me going quite nicely actually...
Why isn't there a gadget which would allow you to take all these knackered bits of storage - maybe a few dozen of those useless free-gift 256MB USB sticks too - and just turn them into a heavily-striped Raid array on your network.
January 18, 2008
Today's latest neologism:
'Propware' is software bought by an amateur to make them feel like a professional, even though the professionals may not actually use it.
e.g. is Final Draft propware, or do real scriptwriters still use Word?
January 11, 2008
Yeah, I've not done to much of this blog updating I promised, have I?
In my defence there's a big big pile of films to be watched. Normal - or rather as-intended - service to be resumed in a week or so...