• Apple
  • CoreData at the heart of FCPX

    From what I am reading an Apple Technology called CoreData is at the heart of the new Final Cut Pro X software. CoreData is a bit like a monolithic database that stores all the metadata for all your FCPX projects, instead of the data being stored in a project file as Final Cut Pro did. […]

  • Life
  • Advice from the Dalai Lama

    This was purloined from someone’s blog but I lost the URL so my apologies to the original owner but I thought it was a great piece of text.. At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama apparently issued eighteen rules for living. Since word travels slowly in the digital age these have only […]

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  • All a matter of scale

    I sent my buddy Ian (probably the only reader of this blog – Hi mate) an article from Daring Fireball: Demoted Monday, 6 June 2011 Today’s was a jam-packed keynote. Apple announced a lot of news; there is much to talk and think about. But the key line was when Steve Jobs, describing iCloud replacing […]

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  • WWDC Predictions

    OK, it is that time of year (now MacWorld is off Apple’s calendar anyway) to make some predictions about what lovely stuff Lord Jobs of Cupertino will be  displaying to his acolytes on the 6th. Lion, iOS5 and iCloud are a given – we have seen the posters. The new Time Capsule – also quite […]

  • Tech
  • Thought for the day – why did M$ buy Skype

    That’s a lot of money to buy an Internet phone company isn’t it? Well, yes really, until you think a little differently and know a bit about how Skype works. Skype is actually a distributed computing platform, the data that makes up your telephone and video calls is not gateway through a massive datacenter somewhere […]

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  • SpotifApple?

    Here’s a prediction that probably will fall flat, but I have been looking at Spotify recently – good but could be so much better. Apple need to buy Spotify and incorporate it into iTunes – 10 million tracks at random chosen by Apple Genius. What more could you want. As I said, probably barking up […]

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  • Facebook OpenComputes.cx

    Just been reading about FaceBook’s new initiative to Open Source their datacentre designs – opencompute.org. Interesting stuff, although  I can’t actually see that much thats original – cut out the stuff on the mother boards you don’t need – it is a sort of cut down server element – like a blade but on chilli […]

  • Life
  • Been a long time

    You blink and then shwosh it’s the new year. Yes OK I have been a little delinquent with my blogging recently – too much work, not enough life to talk about I guess. Much has gone by in the last half a year; I now have an iPad, SunTalk has finished, my Son is now […]