Posts Tagged computing

Dogfood, Nom Nom Nom

Dog food, the common noun, is reasonably self explanatory (pro tip: it’s food for dogs). Dogfood the verb or dogfooding the verbal noun, though, might require a little bit of explanation. At the root of it is this: if you make dog food, you should feed it to your own dogs. There are essentially two […]

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Day One

This is going to be short. Suffice to say: almost everything you’ve heard about working for Google is true. That being the case, there is no slide in my office. I’m told they have them in Mountain View and Zurich, however, and I’ll apparently be visiting both this year (Mountain View next week!). The food […]

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s/@seebyte\.com/@google\.com/g

Yes. That’s right. I did it. I used a sed expression as post title. I’ve been very quiet as of late, though in my defence I’ve been very busy for a few months. In the middle of that I had a potentially life changing decision to make, and then I was dealing with the ramifications […]

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Brave New Worlds

If you were writing a taxonomy of stories you might choose books as a good place to start. Flicking your way through the world’s libraries, time and the Dewey Decimal System would eventually bring you to the fantasy genre. There is a lot of fantasy writing out there, and you might choose to subdivide it […]

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Identity

I have a side project that I’ve chomping at the bit to go started on, and while I’ve been here I’ve worked up a couple of fairly good ideas for it. I can’t start work on it, though, because I only have my work computer with me, and a studiously avoid doing any side projects on personal work on, just to be on the safe side, intellectual property wise…

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That iPad thing

Originally, right after I got around the watching the keynote presentation which launched the iPad, I was going to write a blog post about how disappointed I was. I thought they’d screwed the pooch and I, for one, was seriously underwhelmed. Needless to say, I didn’t quite get around to writing it. Since then I’ve […]

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The Goldilocks Dilema

Preamble: If you’re reading this on Facebook, what you’re looking at is actually from my blog on WordPress.com. If you want to comment (please comment!) please do so on the actual entry, which can be found here: https://harveynick.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/the-goldilocks-dilema/ , rather than on Facebook. Cheers! Daddy Bear’s porridge is too expensive. Baby Bear’s porridge is underpowered. […]

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Street Fighter Tutu

So I like computer games. This isn’t news, really. Not in a hardcore live-to-game type way, more in a general fondness type way. That said, I did, as a youngster in an age before mobile phones, catch a bus to the next town so I could play a particular arcade game in what was (on […]

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Objects of Desire

I haven’t blogged in some, so it seemed only natural that I should do the churlish thing and write about items I would like, but do not have, post Christmas. First of all is a pod based coffee maker. When walking through House of Fraiser pre Christmas my beautiful and wonderful girlfriend had cause to […]

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Serendipity

Some things are too perfect for even me to not blog about them. A little while ago I posted a fantastic song called “Still Alive”, which was from the soundtrack to a computer game. Some time before that I talked about a Swedish singer called Lisa Miskovsky whom I quite like. Sometimes the universe gives you […]

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