Tag: diy

Building mining rigs for fun and (perhaps) profit

Lots of talk about crypto-currencies at the moment, and while I’m not in the loop in any major way, I do know that if you’re trying to make sense of the latest flavour (Litecoin) you should head over to ‘friend of the parish’ Jason Evangelho’s article on Forbes: We’re still not even sure who created Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency to go mainstream. Its value is erratic, swinging dramatically up and down within weeks. We don’t know who will adopt or condemn it next, but one thing is certain: This new form of decentralized currency is resilient, and you can mine it, trade it,

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Design your own Filofax cover

The Filofax Doodle: Be creative and individualise your cover using the spiral doodle tool provided. No diary is included, so it is ideal as a notebook or add your own choice of diary. Includes a small square of material to test your pen. Can’t help thinking this should have been a wiple clean surface with a magic pen, rather than a one shot design process. Ah well, still cool.

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Las Vegas, Blog World Expo, and Johnny Carson

Looming up on the horizon is Blog World Expo, which happens this year in Las Vegas on October 15-17th. It’s subtly different this year as this conference and the Podcast and New Media Expo have merged to create one big conference, and stop all the problems that bloggers and ‘casters had last year trying to decide which one to go to (given they were (a) both in Vegas and (b) about 4 weeks apart). I’ve attended both events in the past. Last year I was at Blog World (the New Media expo ran during the Edinburgh Fringe last year, so

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Mobile Resolutions for 2009

Over on All About Symbian I’ve put together some new year ‘resolutions’ for those of us attached to our smartphones to take good care of them. With a New Year comes a new start, and a perfect time to clean out your house. And as many of us pretty much live in our smartphones, then what can we do to for 2009 to help out our mobiles and make sure they’re in tip top condition? Here are my resolutions to get my phone ready for 2009… From checking your data plan and PIN codes, to clearing out your inboxes and

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