Archive for January, 2010

Jan 28 2010

Fanboi alert

Published by under Tech

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hardware-01-20100127.jpgApple lost two sales today.

I’d been teetering on the brink of replacing my five-year-old MacBook Pro with a new one. I don’t really need it, but the new ones are shiny. My daughter is busily saving up every Pound, Ruble and Dollar she can, so that she can have a MacBook of her own to replace her ageing G4 tower.

Don’t need either now. Just put me down for a couple of these.

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Jan 27 2010

Oh, the weather outside is frightful …

Published by under Misc,Russia

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… but everything works.

It’s minus 25 out there today. Rumour has it that this is the coldest Winter Russia’s seen since 1942. Well Leningrad’s no longer under blockade, but it’s definitely pretty chilly.

Your face starts to go numb after a few minutes outside. The skating rink on Red Square is practically deserted, because it’s too cold. The new ice-breaking party boats on the river haven’t been seen for a while. We’re freezing Lt Blender’s Margaritas on the balcony. But everything works.

The streets are clear of snow, barring the light dusting of powder which has been gently falling all day. The commuter trains and the metro all work. Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports are as busy as ever. The trams and trolleybuses are all still doing their thing.

Just saying.

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Jan 21 2010

Ch ch ch ch …?

Published by under Politics

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My friends and former colleagues over at H&K have just published their ‘What would the first 100 days of a Cameron government look like?

The answer, of course, contains more questions and precious few predictions. Nobody knows what’s going to happen in March, May or whenever, or what the outcome will look like.

But I do know one thing: It’s going to be an interesting year.

PS No ‘New Year resolutions’ – they don’t work. No fanfare, no apology. Just a note to self: must get back to blogging.

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