As some of you may know, we have a CurrentCost meter in our house. And we both have iPhones. So it seemed obvious to provide a method to display the power usage of our house in an iPhone-compatible way so that we can check up on things while we’re out.
This invention is one George Blue and I came up with about 3 years ago. The problem it solves should be familiar to all motorists – you’re driving along at night with full beam headlamps on when you spot an oncoming car and have to drop to dipped beams. Suddenly there’s a vast gap of [...]
Apple’s OS X, which I use for most things at home, has a cool feature on its ‘dashboard’ which allows a webpage or fragment thereof to be displayed as a ‘widget’. Ubuntu comes with a similar ‘dashboard’ thing; Compiz fusion knows it as ‘Widget Later’. I was unable to find a web-viewing widget installed with [...]
I’ve broken my bit of the Internet. Which sucks for everyone in theory as the Internet is now smaller than it once was, but for me in particular as I now only have 2 bars of 2G reception with which to access LOL*s.
I was trying to install a newer firmware on my router so [...]
I’ve done something few can claim: got money back from the Inland Revenue. Twice. This time I did it the official way, which was quite easy: fill out form R40 and wait a month or so. Now I need to know what I should spend £222.62 on; it’s not quite enough for Logic Studio.
When I invent things, I have to disclose them to IBM. If they want to, and it’s within their field of business, IBM can patent the invention. I generally disclose everything (in order to CMA), as IBM’s business is more diverse than I know and they have a lot of lawyers. So I thought it [...]
So, I’m a Senior Inventor, and my partner Cerys is an Information Architect. It’s a matter of occasional minor argument as to whose title sounds more important to non-IBM folk; what do those of you who are non-IBM folk think?
If you need a tie-breaker, I’m also a Staff Software Engineer and Cerys is also [...]
Why is it that some people and organisations are unable to accept that it’s possible for me to know the facts about ‘climate change’ without caring about it? Because I do, and I don’t.
The reason I don’t care is that we’ve faced similar problems before and have always made the technical advances required to [...]
Given the cats new collars. Red for Eclipse, as he’s the tarty one who rolls over for a belly-rub as soon as he sees a human.
Blue for Kimahri, who judging by the amount of purring and drooling in my ear approves of the change.