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Monthly Archives: December 2007

New toys

It took a fair bit of run­ning around on Sat­urday morn­ing, but I’ve already moved a good way through my wish­list, pick­ing up a Can­on EOS-400D and a Tam­ron 17 – 50mm F/2.8 lens. I wasn’t sure I’d even be able to get what I wanted three days out from Christ­mas. Every­body seemed to have 400D kits […]


I’m on leave for a few weeks soon, and today I was giv­en a sur­pris­ingly fat Christ­mas bonus. So instead of doing any­thing use­ful like book­ing accom­mod­a­tion or try­ing to learn Thai or maybe even (gasp!) work­ing, I’ve been think­ing about buy­ing new pho­to­graphy gear to take on my trip. The list cur­rently looks like: […]

Lesson for the day

Any prob­lem can be solved with enough beer. The way my life is head­ing lately, though, it’s entirely likely I’ll end up try­ing to send beer by snail mail.


I spent some time yes­ter­day after­noon tool­ing around with Brad Hard’s mx610hack. The Air works in a very sim­il­ar way to the 610, so it’s an excel­lent frame­work for send­ing cap­tured com­mands to the mouse and con­firm­ing they’re what I expect. The Air mouse has a touch pad that replaces the scroll wheel, and one […]

Guitar Hero god: Reptilia

Peter: 1. Jam­ie: 0. Rep­til­ia. Hard. 100%. tvtime’s ran­dom titles usu­ally annoy me, but this one seems fairly apt.

MX Air in evdev

(with thanks to the semi-anonym­ous com­ment on my last post for point­ing me more firmly at the evdev sub­sys­tem) The MX Air mouse presents two sep­ar­ate HID devices. I’d noticed this before, but hadn’t worked out the sig­ni­fic­ance until this after­noon when I had a tent­at­ive first stab at get­ting the mouse work­ing with the […]

The Logitech MX Air mouse in Linux

Mini review : So a few weeks ago I went and dropped $160 on a Logit­ech MX Air mouse. I’ve been jus­ti­fy­ing this fairly out­rageous price by telling myself it would be a worth­while addi­tion to my desktop rig, which is look­ing more and more like a media centre every day. Sure, it actu­ally is […]