Ok, who didn’t get an Acer laptop?

I was just looking at the list of some of the people who got these things. In no particular order: Robert Scoble, Craig Pringle, Mitch Denny, Brandon LeBlanc, Scott Beale, Joey deVilla, Mauricio Freitas, plus a heap of others I’m sure. Naturally I went to Wally McClure‘s blog, expecting to see that he got one too, but no! Jay Furr, a friend of mine who was very much an A-list tech-community person way back also missed out. Jay is famous for being the person who first called unsolicited email ‘spam’. Presumably anyone who’s employed by Microsoft is ineligible, so maybe His … Continue reading Ok, who didn’t get an Acer laptop?

Acer Ferrari laptop giveaway

Seems Microsoft stuffed up somehow, and I’m wondering how AMD and Acer are reacting to it all. In the last few days, various bloggers around the world have received Acer Ferrari 64-bit laptops (preloaded with Vista of course) to review (not me mind you – I’m not in that class of blogger). They were told they could do what they liked with them afterwards – keep them, return them, or give them away. But of course, many people who didn’t receive them complained (presumably because they didn’t get them) and Microsoft promptly wrote back to say that they shouldn’t keep … Continue reading Acer Ferrari laptop giveaway

Cricket gadget

Being English, I’m finding this Ashes series quite depressing. I updated the Wikipedia site to say that Australia had won the series 3-0, but took no joy in doing so. It’s not often you get to update Wikipedia with information about a live event – but this time I did. I’ve been following the cricket by either listening to the radio, watching a TV-stream, or keeping half an eye on the cricinfo site which updates the score in the title of a browser window. Doesn’t work so well now that tabbed browsing is all the rage, but it’s still useful. … Continue reading Cricket gadget

Darren & James’ podcast

Adelaide’s stock is increasing again. 🙂 Darren Neimke and James Chapman-Smith have started a podcast about user-experience. The pilot can be downloaded from Darren’s blog. It’s really quite good too! It goes for just 15 minutes, and I’m trying to encourage them to leave it that short. Shorter podcasts can be listened to when you don’t have time for an hour-long one. They can be archived more easily. You can fit them on a device with less free space (I’m soon upgrading my 1GB SD Card to a 2GB largely because of podcasts). And you can find stuff in them … Continue reading Darren & James’ podcast