For reasons that are not entirely clear to me, I have a bit of a soft spot for symbols and pictures in text based updates. More often than not this is done using Unicode – no doubt you’ve seen people (let’s face it, they are usually beliebers!) who include hearts, squiggles, smiley faces and weird [...]
I recently came across an interesting feature of cameraphones, which I think is ripe for taking advantage of.
This is a picture of a TV remote taken with the camera on my smartphone. You will notice the purple flare from the infrared (IR) LED on the front of the remote, as I press the power [...]
A recurring theme today seems to be “talking to strangers”. It first came up during a discussion I had this morning with some colleagues, discussing the “North South divide” – and a comment along the lines of “if you talk to a stranger in London, people think you are weird. If you do it in [...]