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JavaHMO 2.0 Beta 6 Released

Thanks to TivoBlog for the news that JavaHMO has released a new beta of their Tivo HMO Desktop alternative.

According to the author:

Version 2.0 Beta 6:

1. Fixed bug that repeats last item in each folder
2. Fixed bugs related to special characters
3. Fixed playlist bug for online stations
4. Fixed various reload issues

Version 2 has had a much rougher ride than the first version of JavaHMO, but it was a major re-write of…

The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens

There’s a British tradition which I believe dates to Victorian times of telling ghost stories around Christmas. It seemed rather cool to use my blog to do just that. And Charles Dickens seemed like an obvious choice to begin with. But rather than be too obvious I picked a lesser known story of his…

THE SIGNAL-MAN
By Charles Dickens

“Halloa! Below there!”

When he heard a voice thus calling to him, he was…

Solar Flares

I guess its not surprising given the name of this site, but I get a lot of visitors looking for information on solar flares. Unfortunately, up to this point, although I do cover the odd science bit, I haven’t really posted anything about solar flares. So lets rectify that.

What are Solar Flares?

The definition of a flare is:

“A sudden, rapid, and intense variation in brightness.”

A solar flare occcurs when the magnetic…

Authoretica

I spend a lot of time wandering round the web looking for things that interest me. Of particular interest to me is intelligent conversation (something of a rarity online). So I’m particularly pleased with my latest find.

Authoretica is a site focussed on speculative fiction writing. Whether you’re interested in reading or writing SF, this is a great place to visit.

Its got author interviews, novel excerpts, works in progress, poetry, short…

I Hate Online Gaming

A recent entry over at Joystiq on the subject of Nintendo’s apparently lack of interest in online gaming got me thinking. There’s some interesting information in the comments following that blog entry. Plenty to chew on about how popular online gaming really is and why that might be the case.

Which got me to thinking that I just don’t get the online gaming craze. Maybe its old age. Maybe its just me…

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