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  • Are you saying Burns night or Boo-urns?

    We were a little late, but this year we celebrated Burn’s night, Haggis and all. Burn’s night is celebrated on the birthday of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns, the 25th of January. Traditional Scottish food is accompanied by poems, bagpipe music, and a series of addresses. While we waited for the haggis and accompaniments […]

  • Out of the Ashes

    Welcome to Phoenix One, the new Ordinary Decent Laptop Eighteen days after the Great Fire of Plymouth (not to be confused with the fire of 1902), I am typing on my brand new Dell Inspiron 16, and what a computer it is. The specifications roughly matched my old laptop, but were updated, and the only […]

  • The Aftermath

    The smouldering remains of my Inspiron 15 7000 are making their way to the Republic of Ireland. After the drama of last week, things have settled down considerably. Dell have collected my damaged laptop and promised a replacement system in the next ten days or so, although what form that computer will take is anyone’s […]

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  • To Nerdtopia, and beyond!

    The midweek update thing may not have been the best idea in the world, as it has upset my posting by more than a week, but I’m working on it! This week has been pretty intense, and I’ve been working on a few presentations and other projects; not to mention keeping up my Breaking Bad […]

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  • Midweek Update!

    Shock horror! A midweek update. I’m still sorting out this posting frequency deal, so bear with me. Monday was equipment night at the camera club, which is usually a display of the same cameras every year, but this time was different. Some of the older generation have now made the transition from miniDV tape to […]

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  • The Phone Malfunction

    I completely forgot about my Argos ordeal when I was writing last night, but now I will tell you a tale. A tale of phone repairs at Argos, and false replacements and so on. I first got my Orange San Francisco back in March of this year, to replace my i-mate Ultimate 8502 (still running […]

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  • Holograms and other stuff

    Another busy week, and another post. I was working on this earlier in the week, but left my HP Jornada in Belfast so I’m starting again from scratch! Aside from the usual classes, I’ve started back to fencing (I was extremely rusty), camcorder club (apparently I’m doing a talk on sound in films, despite not […]

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