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Chrome to get Android applications

Its being reported that the Chrome OS is set to get Android applications in the coming months. This news probably has many people excited, firstly the non-tech folk who have a Chrome OS device and have looked in envy to the Play Store, whilst being on “show” for all Chrome OS users, doesn’t offer (at … Continue reading

Royal babies, Mojang to be bought & when the best is not the always “the best”

Breaking news – Kate Middleton has morning sickness….. The UK as a rule is very quick to jump on a “welfare state” bandwagon when the public feels someone is getting an easy ride.  Thankfully I’ve never needed welfare/benefits at any point in my life, but I fully support the facility to be there for those … Continue reading

Out and about on the Web – A list of rants & raves

Thanks for giving me a moment of your time for today’s series of rants and raves. I’ll start with the new(ish) WordPress UI. It’s awful. It seems WordPress has decided on giving you a “quick & easy” web based method of creating a post and in doing so has achieved a “cheap and nasty” look … Continue reading

Changing times, busy times and why Google will save Usenet.

I can’t believe its been almost a month since my last post, suffice to say I am almost through one of the busiest periods of my life and have battled that mammoth of tasks – The house move.  The problems were compounded by the fact that my new home is a considerable distance from my … Continue reading

Web roundup 25.07.14 – eBooks, error codes and X-files!

It’s been a funny old week in cyberspace.  Firstly I had a couple of instances of downtime with gMail (which is rare to say the least) but these breaks in service luckily were only for a couple of minutes.  Whilst awaiting service to resume I thought I’d check out Google’s offer to give me a … Continue reading

Musing: Microsoft to offer its software on Linux – A theoretical consideration.

This musing comes as a result of a topic brought up over on Usenet. The crux of this article is around a fictitious headline of: BREAKING NEWS: MICROSOFT RELEASES ITS OFFICE SUITE FOR LINUX Take a few seconds to consider how you would feel, then maybe be kind enough to hear my view. So it’s great? … Continue reading

Chromebook – What it is and what it isn’t.

I think readers will recall mention I made a while back of a little known area called (Usenet/newsgroups) and how it’s time as a serious discussion group is over. I was prompted to write this article as at one time Usenet was the place where technology experts could be expected to post and engage in … Continue reading

In the company of strangers – My computing office “social life”

A musing of sorts….. Computing is anti-social.  That statement is still made today although its more a comment for the 80’s/90’s where the idea of being permanently connected (to then a BBS service) was a little rare to say the least.  Messages posted could be read instantly but it wasn’t like it is today with … Continue reading

Web roundup 11.07.14 – Online apps, Indi documentary makers and Usenet!

I tweeted recently that there was very little to interest me in the world of technology.  Has tech reached its peak? – No I think its more a case of everyone trying to cash in on the tried and tested idea’s that are selling well. Please don’t talk about Google Glass, I’ve already voiced my … Continue reading

MUD glorious MUD: Interactive literature & gaming

Today I’m going to look at MUD.  If you are already familiar with Multi User Dungeon’s, then you can probably skip most of this article. So what is a MUD? It’s basically a text adventure game where locations are described with text rather than pictures.  It can be played in a browser or with a … Continue reading


Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Writer/Novelist of many facets both in the world of technology and fantasy/sci-fi. Co-host of the TechBytes audiocast and writer for both OpenBytes and Goblin's Domain. Supporter of free and open source software.


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