Houston, we have a (weight) problem…

The BBC reports that “Buzz” Aldrin was the first person the officially enter the new Grand Canyon Skywalk.

The BBC article states that the Skywalk structure is capable of supporting a weight of 35,000 tons – but that only 120 people can be within it at any one time… welcome to the world of the 300 ton American! 😀


Apple Mac OS X 10.4.9 released

Fax receiving now works when the country code is set to France.” – how does this happen by accident??

(P.S. Isn’t “Mac OS X 10” at least partially redundant?)

Rants Technology

Microsoft Muppetry… who’d’ve thought?

In an act of incredible muppetry, Microsoft have managed to deploy a download system that only works on Windows 🙁

Technology Thoughts

Microsoft Windows Home Server Beta 2

After hearing Paul Thurrott waxing lyrical about Windows Home Server on the (rather good) TWiT podcast (does that mean the same in the USA as here?), I decided to sign up for the beta… and this morning, it was accpeted!


Rooms for rent!

Despite looking (quite literally) as if a bomb has hit it, my house continues to progress nicely. I think we’re about at the point now where everything really starts coming together fast: the new kitchen has arrived and is going to be fitted over the next couple of weeks, the bathroom now has the toilet and basin fitted and only needs tiling, painting, and the glass-block wall between the show and sunken bath building – and once they’re out of the way I’ll be able to move back in. Hurrah!

(At which point I’ll also be able to start walking to work again, which – given the blazing sunnt spring days we’ve been having recently – should be lovely)

I’ve placed adverts for the rooms at Gum Tree and on the Cambridge Accommodation Notice Board, and the response has been great! I’ve had several people come around to take a look, and I’m now just waiting to hear back for ⅔ to have already gone!

Computer Games Technology

… and Sony’s not keen on you either

Although not widely publicised, Sony has quietly let slip that they have dropped hardware backwards-compatibility from the European PlayStation3 as a cost-reducing measure, even though the more affordable 20Gb variant will not be available and the 60Gb console is likely to cost more here than in either Japan or the Americas.