Technology

A lab, a workbench and look-out post. A documentation of Matt’s observational and experimental forays into the avoidance of doing himself any lasting damage with technology.

Instagram does sharing

Yesterday, instagram (owned by facebook) announced on their tumblr blog (owned by Yahoo!) the ability to embed instagram hosted content on stand-alone websites and blogs, such as this one. To serve  as an experiment to see what it does, and what it looks like, here is my first use of said functionality. I’m particularly interested to see how it handles… Read more →

Codeacademy vs Minecraft vs Cricket

Codeacademy vs Minecraft vs Cricket

Today my boy Felix (age 14) got cracking on www.codecademy.com. He has been expressing an interesting in learning ‘code’ and finding out about the how the internet is made for some time, so I pointed him there. I’ve read so much good stuff about it, had a little play myself and liked what I saw and what’s more, it’s all free…. Read more →

Scraping the bottom of the Apple barrel?

Scraping the bottom of the Apple barrel?

Earlier this week, Apple hosted their big flagship show – WWDC – where they typically reveal the latest earth shattering, world changing products they’ve had up their secret sleeves – like the iPhone, the iPad, the Mac Book Air, etc. etc. etc. This year, they revealed the latest Mac Pro (pictured above) – the Mac computer designed for the desk… Read more →

what's in my bag

What’s in my bag? (version 2)

CLICK HERE for the annotated version. [only works on desktop ‘puters] A few years ago, I spotted a group on flickr called “What’s in your bag?”. The idea is, you take the contents of your bag, spread it out and take a photo of it all, preferably followed by the meticulous annotation using the flickr note tool. I first did… Read more →

Lifelogging by Memoto

Lifelogging by Memoto

From conversations I’ve had, I know that some people are going to love this idea of this, some, hate it. The photographer in me loves it because I’ve learned  that to get a good photo, you often have to take tens, scores, hundreds of mediocre photos.  The 365 blogger in me loves it, because of the idea of documenting at regular… Read more →

Techno pushchair

Techno pushchair

Even if I didn’t have kids, I’d probably want one of these pushchairs. They’ve got more features than my first car had. As well as the touch button robotic folding and unfolding mechanism (see video below), it’s got daytime running lights, path-finder lights, a mobile phone charger, cup holders and an LCD display that displays pedometric information – such as… Read more →

Hackers – get a proper job

Woken up this morning (slight discomfort, co codomol worn off, re dosed, see last post) to find my twitter account and/or pinterest account has been hacked. The hacker had pinned a story on my pinterest account (a service I rarely use – like tumblr, pinterest is more about curation of content, where as I’m more about the creation) about rapid… Read more →

MacBook Air

I’ve got a MacBook Air parked on my desk at work today. I wanted to type some stuff to try out the keyboard, so I thought what better place than dragondrop.org to absorb my words. I must say, it’s incredibly thin. The screen is sharp and the whole thing feels very solid. The keyboard though – so far, so good…. Read more →