In the end, I decided to move my Pownce notes over to Tumblr by hand. They have an API and all, but given that I don't have much content here, it was a good opportunity to copy things over in a format that made sense, adjusting into Tumblr's video/audio/quote systems where available.
And now for the thing I learned:
For years, tech critics like me have occasionally endured abuse from the Cult of Mac. If you write anything that even hints at a less-than-perfect Apple effort (like my reviews of, for example, the original Apple TV, iMovie '08 or MobileMe), the backlash is swift, vitriolic and heated. We're talking insults, vulgarities and even threats. I've always thought that that vocal sub-population of Mac fans make up the world's most watchful, most hostile grass-roots lobbying arm.
But now I see that I was wrong. There's an even nastier one: the BlackBerry nuts.
Quick how-to on creating a maintaining secure ‘private venue’ on Upcoming.
I've written an article for the awesome 24ways; Geotag everywhere with Fire Eagle.
On being laid off from Yahoo!, coping with it and the closure of Brickhouse, having a housewarming party and getting laid on again.
This raises serious questions about whether Channel 4 should receive an increased public subsidy for their programmes.
Today I got my replacement iPhone (1st gen) from the Apple Store. The earphone speaker had broken down, rending it rather less useful as an iPhone. Apple service was outstanding, I booked in, they ordered a replacement (going out of their way to find acceptable evidence for my returning the iPhone outside of the warranty period which expired a month ago). The replacement came within 48 hours, despite the Christmas holiday.