Small single room available in a 5 bedroom house: £300 per month, available from the 1st January 2013. Water bills are included, but other charges (TV, internet, gas, electricity) come to about £45 per person per month. Deposit is the same as one month’s rent. We’re looking for easy-going and sociable full-time students only. Non-students, […]
UK banks suck. Natwest in particular aren’t able to transfer funds from a Euro currency account in the UK to a Euro account at another Natwest branch in the Isle of Man without charging something like £20 each time. This truly sucks because I need to do that for my pension. When I had an […]
A certain someone recently awarded me the dubious honour of the title “Evil Sexy Geek”, which I used for my Top Secret Dance-Off handle. Google gives no hits, so I’m hoping it’ll pick up this page shortly.
After a long day of study I finally posted this Tweet at around 01:50 in the morning, “About to give up and let sleep beat work once again. If only I knew the third part of this Paper/Scissors/Stone-like triad…” It couldn’t be easier: the final part is Play. Sleep beats Work Work beats Play Play […]
So we got back online, but performance was really bad. On Monday I received an email asking to confirm that I was back online, which I did, but complained about the performance. Then today I received another email from tech support to let me know that they’d increased my line speed to 7MB. I verified […]
For the last couple of months we’ve had problems with our ISP. After being regularly kept on hold for 30 minutes at a time, transferred across three continents, and having to speak to many operators who clearly don’t have a clue, they finally gave us a new modem. While I’m happy to have connectivity again, […]
This week I’m in Athens, presenting my first ever academic publication, “Toward Accessible 3D Virtual Environments for the Blind and Visually Impaired” at DIMEA 2008. It’s all about the hotness: of the weather (34 C) and the post-grad researchers 🙂 Academic life so far seems to be characterised by poverty, international travel, autonomy, fulfilling […]
I’ve been thinking about upgrading my gfx card at uni. First of all I needed to identify which bus my PC uses. CPU-Z is a useful little diagnostic utility which says I have PCI-E x-16 This means that I could go all the way to an NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+. Tempting! Actually, given the price […]
Anyone using either of these products? I’ve just created a CiteULike profile (currently empty). Sounds interesting because the source is available for plugin development.
I’ve just received confirmation that my first academic paper has been accepted to a conference in Athens this year, DIMEA 2008: The 3rd ACM International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment & Arts. The paper’s called “Toward Accessible 3D Virtual Environments for the Blind and Visually Impaired” and is a little project I was […]