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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Halo Reach is launched! (14 September 2010)
A major new video game, Halo: Reach, was launched on Tuesday, 14 Sep. It was one of the biggest launches, and will be one of the biggest games, in the history of interactive entertainment! Gaming is big business these days -- it's bigger and makes ...
Movie Music Chart -- launched today (27 August 2010)
A new website, the Movie Music Chart, is launching today: moviemusicchart.classicfm.co.uk It's being launched by Classic FM, the UK's largest classical music radio station with over 5.5 million listeners each week, and promoted onl ...
My fifth wedding anniversary (12 August 2010)
I got married five years ago today, and what better way to mark our fifth wedding-anniversary than to surface some media from the occasion here on my website?! Enjoy! ;) There's a huge amount of video content, so please bear with me while most ...
I've been evaluating Android, Google's attempt at a mobile phone OS, and I'm not impressed. I'm particularly disappointed by some of the most obvious limitations and flaws I found as soon as I started trying to use Android. Despite ...
YQL example -- get the direct URL for a file on SkyDrive (25 June 2010)
Yahoo Query Language (YQL) is an extremely useful and versatile free web service, API provided by Yahoo. YQL acts as a single, convenient point of entry for numerous other APIs. So, for example, you can use YQL to get inter-related data from a Bing sea ...