Month: October 2012

October 27, 2012
When Apple lost their UK court case against Samsung, the judge mandated that they should have to host a statement on their website to “correct the damaging impression” given by Apple that Samsung had copied their tablet.

Apple have now done this – their UK website has, in the smallest of print, a link labelled “Samsung/Apple UK judgement” leading to this page:

October 22, 2012
October 16, 2012
I have a pear tree in my garden, which is productive more years than not, with this year being no exception.

However, it is fairly rare that I get an edible crop of pears from it. I have been nicely surprised a couple of years, but usually I end up with a pile of nicely sized fruit that never ripen. I am not sure what the factor is that made things work on the good years, but it seems to be all or nothing.

October 16, 2012
October 15, 2012
Being a fan of Dave Cash in the old Capital Radio days, I grabbed a copy of this book at the same time as downloading a sample chapter of David Mitchell’s autobiography. When they both hit my Kindle I was surprised to see Cash’s book was about the same length as the David Mitchell sample. It is very, very short.

The book is obviously self published – the layout is poor, and the editing non-existant, typos galore. With all of this, it was very difficult to immerse myself in Cash’s tale, even though I wanted to enjoy it.

October 10, 2012
Suffering currently from conjunctivitis, I’ve found that watching TV irritates me, but I have been able to read my Kindle comfortably. Which is why I have managed to speed through Peter Hamilton’s latest mega-novel in faster than usual (for me) time.

Which is probably good, as it helped me keep the multiple narratives (and frequent flashbacks) straight in my mind – a number of the characters have similar names (for good reason, as will become evident if you read it), and even reading it continuously, I had moments of confusion.

October 6, 2012
Back in September, I asked if Hunt was “a safe pair of hands for the NHS”, having a record for supporting homeopathy and limits on abortion.

Now, according to the BBC, he has stated – once again, in a new interview in the Times – that he “favours a change in law that would halve the limit on abortions from 24 weeks into a pregnancy to 12”.