Clive Sinclair (and me) on TV

This video is actually from 2003, but it’s only recently that I’ve managed to convert it and upload it to Google Video.

It’s a clip of a BBC programme called Inside Out, which covers local stories about local people. I was interviewed about Clive Sinclair, and showed off my Sinclair collection.

PS3 Controller: Even Worse Than PS2

IGN have been allowed to have a play with what is essentially the final PS3 hardware. Despite being mostly positive about the console, one bit sticks out – the controller.

Although much the same as the PS2 Dual Shock 2 pad, only without the “shock” as Sony wouldn’t stump up money to appease the rumble technology patent holder, the “SIXAXIS” pad holds some other more nasty shocks. Firstly, it’s cheap and plasticky, but more important than that are the new L2 and R2 triggers. Hurrah for Sony finally realising that analogue triggers are ace and all, but they’ve already broken them. They’re convex (not concave like every other pad with them ever) and slippery. So your fingers slip off them with easy. In addition, they’re stupidly placed so you can’t actually press them with your fingers properly. Genius.

And that isn’t all! It isn’t mentioned in the IGN article, but it now appears that in order to “bind” the new pads wirelessly to the PS3 console, you have to connect them up with a cable each time you turn the console one. Yes, that’s right. The wireless controllers need to use a wire. Excellent, Sony, just excellent.

IGN: PlayStation 3 Hands-on

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

Apparently, Mr Larry Bodine had a bit of trouble with his brand new dual-G5 Power Mac. I’m not surprised, as most of what it supposedly came installed with simply doesn’t exist. His tirade against Apple is somewhat lacking in facts, and he seems unsure as to what actual software he’s running.

In one paragraph, he states he’s struggled along with Internet Explorer 5.0, but in another he’s using Tiger’s widgets. The killer is, IE5.0 won’t run on, and doesn’t come with, Tiger.

He also blasts Office for Mac saying it lacks features of the Windows version, but the only feature he can name is also missing from the Windows version. Silly man.

Legal Technology – Commentary: Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

I’ve emailed him with a few “corrections”. Lets see if he replies. I bet he won’t, as he’ll be swamped by real hardline Mac users…

Adult Literacy and Numeracy

I had to install the Edexcel “Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Key Skills Onscreen Testing” software today, and although irritating to set up, it seems to have gone well. On the Exambase website, where you set up exams and candidates for the software, I accidently clicked Submit twice on the Edit Exam screen, and this message came up:

Literacy, eh? Ace.

New Play-Asia delivery shinies!

Hurrah! Two games arrived for me today – Densetsu no Stafi 4, and Capcom Classics Mini Mix. Also got some bizarre Hello Kitty sweets to bump the order up to $50 (so I could get $5 off).

And two more $5 vouchers! BEST. Although, it does mean I need to order something else. Twice. Bah.

The Guts of the Wii Nunchuk

In traditional style, new hardware is dismantled and displayed on a website in some sort of technology snuff porn. They seem to be disappointed that there wasn’t some sort of pot of gold, the Holy Grail, or a cure for cancer inside.

The Guts of the Wii Nunchuk – Gameworld Network news story

In other news, Nintendo call it the “Nunchuk”, not “Nunchuck”. Please update your brains accordingly.