Archive for August, 2008


Congratulations to the Opened Hand Team

Congratulations are due to the Opened Hand team after being acquired by Intel today. They have, and are continuing to do a great job with the Moblin platform leveraging Intel’s atom processor.

Hopefully this means projects like clutter will get even more of a push towards mainstream and that can only benefit the community as a whole.

Well done.


Running Blog

I’ve decided to blog my eternal struggle to run on a regular basis.

My endeavors can be found here or by selecting individual runs on the right.


Selling beer to the kids

I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours today to go to see the dark knight. Great film and I loved it. Forget what the pundits say about it being too long, its just right. Heath Ledger completely steals the show and Batman is a bystander in the whole movie but that’s another post.

My complaint is what the hell is going on with the advertising industry? The film is rated 12A and out of the 8 pre-roll advertisements (not the adverts for up coming films) 4 of them were for alcohol. There was an advert on Fosters, one on another lager (escapes me now), a very good advert on bubbles for Kronenberg and one on Jack Daniels).

This is a 12A! These companies must realise that some of their audience is under the legal drinking age and with the ‘A’ it means that children younger still could be watching. I know in reality that these guys (and gals) don’t care as long as the bottom line is profitable but for gods sake, this is pretty underhanded.

I know my morals have changed a hell of a lot since becoming a father (6 years ago) but this really is common sense. 12A means 12 year old’s could and probably will be viewing this film, don’t advertise drugs to them as they sit and eat their popcorn in anticipation of the film.


Maemo has a new logo

OK so I’m late to the party please go easy as I’ve had to endure a 10 1/2 hour trip back from Disney Land Paris where I took the kids for the last 8 days, ‘pooped out’ isn’t a good enough phrase!

Anyway, I wholeheartedly agree with the final choice of design for the new Maemo logo. It oozes potential for merchandise and is both simple and elegant. I liked a lot of the other designs too but this just stood out as a solution that fitted the problem perfectly.

Congratulations to glaoliver (no Maemo wiki user page to link to unfortunately) and I hope to be proudly parading my new Maemo t-shirt soon.