After sampling many different home brewed variations of sloe gin (usually while over at the shooting ground) I have finally put some time aside to make my own this year. I missed the optimal time in October to go sloe picking but this weekend I took the dog and went looking for the elusive little black/purple berry.
For a while now I've been toying with the idea to make the transition to Mac. Bored with the usual windoze OS and wanting something different, Apple seems to be gaining more and more popularity as the computer and OS of choice. I've tried Ubuntu, the very friendly non techy Linux offering which I have to say is extremely good. However it's not loaded enough for my needs.
With a new 8 mega pixel camera and HD 1080p recording, A5 processor Apple claimed that it may look the same but inside it's all new!? It will run the new iOS5 however which does come with Siri, the long awaited voice activation assistant which would prove useful. Will launch on October 14th in the UK with 16, 32, and 64GB capacity.
Apart from the awesome camera is it worth the upgrade? Well, for me no, it's not. The price of the iPhone 4 will drop as mobile companies try to shift the 4S, so if you still have a 3xx, save yourself some cash and get a cheaper 4!
There is rumour that Apple will launch the 5 in early 2012, I think I'll be patient and hang on until then. In the meantime, I guess Apple will still sell bucket loads of the 4S as die hard fans and general suckers will be swallowed by the powerful Apple marketing machine.
It will be interesting to see what prices these are thrown out there for, if the phone itself is a disappointment then the price will surely put everyone off in these austere times...
Just seen that Google+ finally opens up to it's public. I've been lucky enough to get on with an invite and have been using it for a few months. There's not a great deal of people using it and the tumble weed is begining to blow through. Will it be a Facebook killer?
Well, I thought the G+ interface is quite good and I like the idea of 'Cirlces' which enables you to filter who see's your posts. This makes priviacy far better than Facebook offerings... Well up until recently when they itroduced something similar with a drop down box in the post area. I'm not so sure that the FB version is as intuative as G+. the site has already surpassed 25 million members and is expected to reach 100 million members by the end of 2011. In 2004, it took Facebook 10 months to reach 1 million users. We will see...
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I thought I would return to WordPress for this project as it has a Wiki plugin and some very clean templates, I also like the idea of a lightweight CMS with ease of use when editing. However, after plenty of experimentation I'm finding the menu systems a little too basic and the flexibility is just not there but there seems to be plenty of 'plugins' etc around to expand, it's just a question of trawling through the thousands that are out there and trying them until I find the one that does the job.
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