Archive for April, 2004

Moyles-proof code

April 11th, 2004  |  Published in perl, python

While the rest of the UK was enjoying a Good Friday lie-in, I dragged myself into Yalding House (home of BBC Radio 1) at 7.30am. I was there to see our new text message system get its first live broadcast use on the Chris Moyles show in a preview of the Ten Hour Takeover.

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More notes on installing Debian on a Dell Latitude X200

April 1st, 2004  |  Published in hardware

Last year I bought a Dell Latitude X200 laptop, which was a wonderful machine. In October it was stolen from my flat in a break-in. I made do with a refurbished HP Omnibook 500 but I wasn’t happy with it. When a 2nd-hand X200 came up on ebay last week at a good price, I couldn’t resist snapping it up. In the time since I last installed linux on one of these machines, there have been a few developments and new releases that make installation and configuration easier.

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XML Europe is nearly here

April 1st, 2004  |  Published in xml

I’m off to XML Europe in a couple of weeks (better get in quick if you’re thinking of going, registration closes April 9th). I’ve been looking at the schedule, which has lots of semantic web goodness in it, and thinking about what talks I’m going to go to. Here’s my list so far

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