Tim's tech blog
Welcome! This is my tech blog, my personal feed, and generally home to some of my private ideas, thoughts, rants, etc...
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Apple propaganda -- spinning failure as success (21 July 2011)
Apple only sold 3.95 million Mac computers during the whole of the last quarter year! This is clearly a disappointing result for the Apple, but you wouldn't think so if you saw the way it was reported by certain tech bloggers and certain sectio ...
Is Open-Source going out of fashion? (13 July 2011)
Open-Source seems to be going out of fashion, and the open movement ls losing the trendy image it once had. The Senior Technology Editor at the leading business technology news service, ZDNet, observes current opinion among developers and with ...
Portal 2 -- the game is launched! (20 April 2011)
The original Portal was a magnificent work of genius and a surprising innovation. With it, Valve invented a completely new type of game -- a first-person shooter engine with a "portal" mechanic that nobody has ever tried before ...
Gold Greatest Hits -- new website launching! (15 April 2011)
The leading "greatest hits" radio station, Gold, is launching a chart of people's favourite songs and pop music hits of all time -- it's happening next week, on Good Friday. (I built the chart web app and colleagues did the desig ...
Classic FM Hall of Fame 2011 -- new website launching! (15 April 2011)
The world's best classical music radio station will be launching this year's chart next week -- on Good Friday! (I built the chart web app and colleagues did the design.) The definitive Hall of Fame for classical music: halloffame2011.c ...