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The NatWest Card Reader, part deux (I didn’t change banks)

My last post on the subject (a fraction over 10 years ago!) garnered a lot of comments for what was essentially just a rant, and it turned out to be somewhat unfounded and sensationalistic. I’m still with NatWest, their online banking is still very good and their app is the best, and I’ve rarely had to […]

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Hardware Media Musings Opinion Personal Software Tech Video

10/GUI

10gui.com This is as much an HCI concept as it is about the GUI. I think a multitouch pad would be great. 5 fingers, i.e. one hand, would be plenty though, and having one hand remaining on the keyboard allows for faster resumption of typing long text. My HTPC keyboard already has a simple multi-touch […]

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Musings Personal

Leaving Bitopia

Prior to the big move, I’m leaving my current job at Bitopia at the end of the week. Last Friday, all the staff went to watch Saints beat  Castleford Tigers. At the end of the evening I was surprised and honoured to be presented with a personalised and autographed Saints shirt by Paul Sculthorpe. I’d […]

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Opinion Reviews

Recommended: iammoving.com

iammoving.com was recommended to me by the estate agent who advertised the house we’re moving to in August. After registering, for free (though I would pay for the service), you select the organisations you need to notify from a large, categorised list, and provide your account number (or whatever detail is appropriate). You can then […]

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Opinion Reviews

RAC

The RAC have impressed me. Whilst driving to my fiancée’s parents’ at the end of last week, the car conked out (while on the M6 Toll). Fortunately, the power simply seemed to dissipate rather than instantly disappear, so I was easily able to slow to stop by an SOS box. I have a mobile phone […]