Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Blowin' in the wind

A chilly day today, made worse by a biting and blustery wind. It was worse overnight and it woke me up a couple of times, but at least the damage was confined to some of the felt ripping off the shed roof. It will need redoing properly at some point, but at least I was able to tack it back into place as a temporary measure when I got in from work tonight.

Interesting stuff in my T215 work about the changes in mobile technology and usage over the last couple of years. I had no idea that it was so easy to track somebody's mobile if you can get hold of it for a couple of minutes to register the IMEI with one of many tracking services online. Another thing that set vague alarm bells ringing was the idea of using mobile phones for making small payments, like an Oyster Card. How long is going to be before some enterprising hacker can produce a trail of data showing exactly where you were and what you spent money on at any given moment?

In other news, I've downloaded the Firefox 4 beta release candidate to have a play with and I'm suitably impressed so far. I need to have a play with the developer tools which look to be very useful for some of the web dev we are doing at work. In a word, shiny!

That's about it for today, I think.

1 comment:

will said...

There was a brilliant moment in Southland last week. The "undercover-gang-busting" cop was doing his job, when his pregnant-ex-wife turned up to argue about what colour the nursery was going to be painted.

cop: What are you doing here? How the hell did you find me?

ex-wife: I put a trace on your cell phone.

cop: Well, take it off - I'm supposed to be undercover.

It made me giggle.