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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Games Peter plays

I’ve wound up own­ing two cur­rent-gen con­soles, because the Wii is very awe­some and I needed a more dif­fer­ent one to play GTA IV. Didn’t mean to wind up spend­ing as much time as I cur­rently do play­ing games, it just kind of happened. I’ve been mean­ing to put a list togeth­er of all of […]

Getting serious about storage

Over the last few months I’ve been get­ting increas­ingly wor­ried about stor­age of my digit­al pho­tos. Slides occupy my very pro­fes­sion­al fil­ing sys­tem (I recently expan­ded into a second shoe­box!), and seem fairly well pro­tec­ted of everything short of a house­fire. But pho­tos from both of my digit­al bod­ies were just being sucked out onto […]

Do spammers dream of electric sheep?

Nick Jen­kins’ recent prob­lems try­ing to identi­fy him­self are hardly an isol­ated incid­ent. The whole CAPTCHA concept is a fairly noble one, but it’s fraught with per­il. There’s been a num­ber of attempts to make this pro­cess easi­er. Util­ising everything from kit­tens, to simple arith­met­ic, to boobies, but none have been par­tic­u­larly suc­cess­ful. So I’ve […]

GTA 4: censorship and conspiracy theorising

I bought Grand Theft Auto IV when it (finally) launched last week. It’s a huge sprawl­ing mas­ter­piece of a game, and I was plan­ning on writ­ing a review at some point. Just not right now. Some very spe­cif­ic sub­sec­tions of the inter­tubes have been very upset recently at the fact that Rock­star sub­mit­ted a mod­i­fied […]