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Kung Fu Hustle

[http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0373074/ This film] was on television last night and the review said “funnier than most comedies, more action than most action movies”. They were right – I thought it might be just about watchable but it was actually very good – highly amusing with superb action sequences. It never takes itself seriously – the use [...]

Christmas holidays

Well it’s the time of year to disappear “up North” to see the family for a week. It’s certainly a little colder in Cheshire, but it’s a price worth paying! Train was only half full on the way up, shame it was delayed by a good 20-30mins – taking the time for the bus and [...]

Soundbridge talk at HantsLUG

Two talks at HantsLUG in two months Hugo had problems with openoffice crashing on several machines during an animation (64-bit issue by the looks of things) and so couldn’t finish preparing his talk in time. So I decided to extend my demo on the [http://hants.lug.org.uk/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?TechTalks/8thDecember2007 Soundbridge] to something a bit longer to fill the gap. [...]

SoundBridge

I’ve been busy setting up a Roku/Pinnacle SoundBridge (the cheap one) as a wireless music player. I’m very impressed with the initial setup: * it scans wi-fi to see if it can see a music server (which it will prefer to use) * failing that it will prompt you ** it also supports WEP and [...]