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Trysts with a “Legacy” keyboard

Ping!

Everybody loves mechanical keyboards! Ah! the satisfaction of the “click” on each keypress is indeed alluring. Sorry for sounding more poetic than needed, but, I guess, you get the drag.

In my quest for finding a good, in-house keyboard for the Raspberry Pi * (RPi); I dug into my electronics junk and got hold of my old TVS Gold mechanical keyboard.

It might not mean anything to the techies of today, but in our times, early 2000s, it was the keyboard to have. There were of course plenty of soft-touch keyboards (Samsung and the likes), but TVS Gold stood out as being the most reliable, robust and pleasant keyboard to have.

As much as I would have liked to use it, I was taken aback by the discovery that it has a 6-pin serial port interface. That came as a rude shock because I was so looking forward to use…

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The Shape of Things to Come

Hotel management for a new generation of hoteliers

shape of things to comeTechnology – love it or hate it, you have to embrace it says independent hotel IT consultant Mac Smith, as he looks at the trends in technology for both consumer and hotelier and the impact that these have on how hotels should operate

What are the major trends that hoteliers need to take on board?

  • Increasing penetration and use of Smart phones across all customer groups.
  • Intermediaries pose an increasing threat to profitability, the rise (and rise) of the OTAs (On line Travel Agents) is leading to hotel commoditisation and competition based mainly on price.
  • Increasing use of Social media and growth of Online communities providing more dynamic interaction and impact on subsequent purchasing decisions.
  • Significant market demographic changes including growth of the Senior market as the Baby boomers retire and travel.
  • Consumers are increasingly time poor and demanding (and expecting) convenience and ease of use.
  • The increasing role and…

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iPad app reviews

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Gee, I haven’t posted an iPad app review in long time, but there are a few apps that I have used recently that I would like to post brief reviews of because I think they are quite good. I use these apps on a regular basis and I gave all of them a 4 or 5 star ratings on iTunes. So, here they are:

1) City Maps 2Go – $1.99 *****
This app enables you to download maps of large and midsize cities across the U.S., as well as in other countries. The maps are very well detailed and useful, especially when you go offline. I discontinued my ATT service for my iPad well over a year ago and I go wifi only now, so this app is particularly useful to me now. Are the maps as good as Google maps or Mapquest? No, but they are definitely detailed enough…

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Posted by on December 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Organised lightning

A TRILLION MILES

Although my tree was up on December 1st this year it wasnt exactly the finished product till the next day. I mistakenly started to untangle 10 metres of fairy lights late Saturday afternoon/night in preparation of decorating when Mr X arrived home only to find the lights wouldnt work when I plugged them in.

Gee that’s odd, I thought to myself.

So I checked the plug and it was in the power point properly so I checked the transformer to find it getting warm so power was generating so lastly I checked the wires going to the lights and was taken by surprised upon moving them that blue sparks shot out.

“Argh Crud!” I shouted, dropping the wires into the floor and quickly unplugging the cord from its power source.

Electricity is really just organised lightning – George Carlin

I have a love hate relationship with electricity. I love…

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Posted by on December 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

iPad app reviews

gmf journal

Gee, I haven’t posted an iPad app review in long time, but there are a few apps that I have used recently that I would like to post brief reviews of because I think they are quite good. I use these apps on a regular basis and I gave all of them a 4 or 5 star ratings on iTunes. So, here they are:

1) City Maps 2Go – $1.99 *****
This app enables you to download maps of large and midsize cities across the U.S., as well as in other countries. The maps are very well detailed and useful, especially when you go offline. I discontinued my ATT service for my iPad well over a year ago and I go wifi only now, so this app is particularly useful to me now. Are the maps as good as Google maps or Mapquest? No, but they are definitely detailed enough…

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There’s more to a SharePoint Consultant Task as compared with learning a bunch of administrator things

 
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FB vs. Mars

 
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