Monthly Archives: August 2008

A literary jewel…

Sometimes, you’ve got to love the oft-maligned BBC, such as in today’s news story “Swearing removed from kids’ book” where they somewhat delicately state:

In future editions, the offending word will be altered by one letter and replaced with “twit”.

Verily, I doff my cap to the writer who devised that most excellent turn of phrase.

Many thanks to Richard for laughing heartily when he read the original article

Speed test: 802.11n vs. HomePlug AV

I have a somewhat complex home network setup consisting of seperate 802.11n and 802.11b/g wireless routers, HomePlug AV (which is supposed to present a maximum throughput of 200Mb/s to 100Mb ethernet jacks), and a mixture of gigabit ethernet and fast ethernet devices – but I’ve never actually checked to see how these connection methods differ.