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iPhone 5 – 48% better than the iPhone 4S

// September 13th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Watching the iPhone 5 launch last night I was overwhelmed by how much better it was than the 4S, and thankful that at last Apple had eschewed the hard to quantify “new features” (sometimes labelled “innovation”) in favour of easy to quantify incremental changes across the board. So I set about calculating how much better [...]

Queen is Having a Good Olympics

// August 5th, 2012 // 2 Comments » // News

Dynamically updating Olympic Medal table comparing the Queen’s 16 realms to the US and Canada.

Android ADB Drivers for Cheap No-Name Tablets

// July 8th, 2012 // 1 Comment » // Dev, Mobile

How to install Android ADB drivers for cheap no-name tablets and phones that won’t recognize the default driver set.

Using a Dell Wireless 1525 Mini-PCI Card on a Non-Dell PC

// March 17th, 2012 // 2 Comments » // News

The builders and electrician who set up my new flat made some very creative wiring choices which have left me with half as many plugs as I need, all in awkward places, and a hugely inconvenient landline socket into which my ADSL broadband router is plugged – nowhere near my desk and my desktop PC. [...]

Bleak – For The Good of the Nation review

// June 22nd, 2011 // No Comments » // News

I have to confess, it has taken me half a year to write this review. Not because I don’t like the album – I do, in places a lot. But because I know the band, and like them, and felt that that would largely compromise the integrity of the review. It was only when I [...]

MEX Conference 2011

// May 22nd, 2011 // No Comments » // Dev, Mobile, Usability

Slides from my talk at this May’s MEX (Mobile User Experience) conference in London, where I gave the first presentation on the “Efficient UX Techniques for an Age of Network Austerity” pathway: Mex 2011 – Efficient UX Techniques for an Age of Network Austerity The slides walk through steps Masabi has taken to minimise dependency [...]

WordPress iPad App – Failed Login Problem

// December 7th, 2010 // 2 Comments » // Web

After a considerable time failing to add this blog to the WordPress iPad app, I finally spotted a comment on a forum pointing out that it requires XML-RPC to work.  So if you are having the same intensely frustrating rejections every time you try and add your site, you fix it like this: Log in [...]

Movember Update – Day 21

// November 21st, 2010 // No Comments » // News

This month I’ve been taking part in Movember, the world’s premier facial hair charity event held to raise funds for prostate cancer.

Masabists: Illustrating Gartner’s Q3 2010 Global Handset Shipment Report

// November 15th, 2010 // No Comments » // Mobile

I created a quick infographic this weekend to illustrate the trends shown in Gartner’s recent Q3 2010 handset shipments report

War in the Park festival 2010

// September 4th, 2010 // No Comments » // News, Photography

I had the great pleasure of attending London’s underground War in the Park festival last weekend – and the even greater pleasure of missing the torrential downpour that left most people huddled under a tarpaulin serenaded by raindrops…

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