Rik's Ramblings

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Netflix Streaming ...



Buzz Out Loud 1542: The spin on the HP spin-off ...

Very funny

The cast of Buzz Out Loud has a message for HP that we hope they'll hear: guys. Seriously. Please stop talking. Don't tell the press you may or may not spin off your PC unit if you can figure out what that would mean for the company, and don't let the EVP of the PC business say HP might get back into tablets.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Andrew Holmes sets new world bog snorkelling record

New world bog snorkelling record


The British may not win many sporting events, but they certainly seem to have bog snorkeling in their bag.

And a fellow Yorkshire Man too.  I'm so proud.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

God Damn it Jobs

You just couldn't stand it Steve could you.  For the past four days everyone's been talking about HP's tablet.  The iPad's not been feeling any love from the press.  All you've seen is "TouchPad this" and "webOS that".  You just couldn't bare the lack of media attention could you.

"what can I do to get Apple back in the headlines", you've been thinking all day and all sleepless night.

"I know, I'll chuffing resign!", you decided.

God you're so selfish.  Couldn't you give HP just one week of celebrity!? 

Don't think Leo is going to be out-done by your little stunt Mr Jobs.  I'm pretty sure he's crafting a resignation letter of his own at this very moment!

First Photo of Earth from Deep Space Snapped 45 Years Ago

Wow!  Getting images from the moon to the earth was certainly tricky back in 1966.

Photographed (on film), Developed in space, Scanned, and Transmitted from the moon to the earth.



And You thought my Lowcost automatic surveillance camera was a Heath Robinson (Ruth Goldberg) contraption!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wow! An Amazon Best Seller

Wow! Great News! The product I work on is an Amazon best seller. That's great news.

HP Palm webOS TouchPad (defunct)

Yes ... what ... No!? It's great news right?!

Affiliate Link: B0055D67HW

Monday, August 22, 2011

I've worked for big companies before

It's kind of like trying to apply conventional logic to understand quantum mechanics.  Or like that first time in high school when you're told about the square root of -1 being 'i' and you should  "... just accept for now that it is, even though it makes no sense".

Big companies cannot be described by logic.  You just need to hold on tight and have a strong stomach.  Enjoy the ride!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

No More Infomania

Wtf, all my favorite shows get cancelled.  First Infected, now InfoMania.

I guess my taste just ain't mainstream!

Who'd a thunk it!?

Friday, August 12, 2011


Despite her long campaign to get me to move back to England, Debbie is finally thinking maybe we shouldn't!

Thank-you disenfranchised youths.