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Sunday 10 June 2007

Malicious theft of video

Within a few hours of me uploading my video about the Naked Bike Ride to YouTube, someone had uploaded it to a video-sharing site.

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Filed under: Net & technology,The media,Video-making — GS @ 11:47 am
Saturday 28 April 2007

Video-recorder switches TV channel?

Have you ever experienced that annoying situation where, every time you press ‘play’ or ‘stop’ on your video player, it switches the television from the AV input to a TV channel? Sometimes it can be a real pain in the bum when, for example, you’re rewinding a tape and want to see the onscreen counter.

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Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 5:32 pm
Monday 26 March 2007

Print journalists learn to use video

The Guardian looks at how print journalists are beginning to use video and asks whether web video could mean a new ‘golden age’ for newspapers.

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Filed under: Net & technology,The media,Video-making — GS @ 1:29 pm

Free books

Project Gutenberg has 20,000 free out-of-copyright books online. Page By Page Books is also worth a visit.


Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 2:03 am
Sunday 25 February 2007

Some goodies from the computer shop

I’ve been having a few issues lately reading discs in my NEC DVD rewriter. So the choice was spend £10 on a cleaning disc that might not fix the problem. Or buy a new drive for £16.53 (plus VAT). So I bought the NEC AD-5170A-01.

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Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 2:53 am

Free wifi wireless hotspots in Manchester

A useful map of places that offer free wifi in Manchester city centre.

There’s talk of free wireless internet across the whole of Greater Manchester by next summer. Which will be great if they can do it.

It would totally change the way that I work, that’s for sure. Though I wonder if restricting it to 256k would be a huge mistake.

Such a low speed would rule out watching almost any kind of streaming web video and everyone seems to reckon that the future of the web lies with… video.


Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 12:53 am
Wednesday 7 February 2007

Resource-hungry websites

The animated Flash advertisements on some websites can hog an extraordinary amount of your computer’s processing power.

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Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 10:11 am
 
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