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The Black Keys

Thursday, 4 November 2010 12:16 am
tags: blackkeys livemusic

I write this on the train back to Brighton from London after an evening being entertained by funky blues rockers The Black Keys. I can't say I was overly keen on the duo before tonight, having only heard a handful of songs. And even now, with their latest album Brothers sounding in my ears, on record I can't say I'm particularly enamoured with them. Live, on the other hand they're a different ballgame.

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The Event & Logo Design

Sunday, 31 October 2010 12:36 am
tags: design television theevent

It would be quite easy to lump NBC's new show 'The Event' into the fairly standard FBI 'big secret' American format of television show, à la Flash Forward. It may be a little too early to judge how this programme will play out, although similarly to Flash Forward, 3 episodes in and it has left me hungry for more.

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The Social Network

Thursday, 21 October 2010 10:28 pm
tags: facebook movies review

I haven't been looking forward to a film as I have The Social Network for quite some time. From the moment I first saw the familiar white lettering on the blue background I was intrigued. Don't get me wrong, I'm no Facebook junkie; sure I blog about it now and again and I'm on it every day (but who isn't these days). But I think it's more the awe-inspiring story of the 26-year old billionaire that had the idea that gets me.

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(Not so) Hidden iPhone Feature

Sunday, 10 October 2010 11:20 pm
tags: iphone

If, like me, you often find yourself reading an article on your iPhone in bed, it can be a little annoying when you're on your side and the iPhone's accelerometer tries to compensate by changing the orientation and going into horizontal mode. For about 2 months now I've put up with it, assuming it was a feature Apple have chosen to lock down, with Jailbreaking being the only option. And after 5 minutes of Googling, it looked to be so.

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Quick Timeline Fix - MySQL Error

Wednesday, 6 October 2010 12:41 am
tags: coding mysql

It's taken me far too long to figure this bug out, but I'm pleased to announce I've finally nipped it in the bud. For as long as version 2 of this blog has been in place, the timeline hasn't always worked as it should. To summarise, for those who haven't noticed, clicking on a date in the timeline that should show the blog(s) posted on that day, often came up with "0 entries posted on..." - when clearly the timeline shows otherwise.

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