Just another bunch of stuff pouring out of some guy's head

Apple Universal Dock and Component AV Cable review

First things first. I’ve just got both these (expensive) products home, plugged them in and have come away with nothing more than a huge feeling of being ripped off. Some of this is due to limitations of the iPod but the rest is due to the limitations of the Universal Dock. (more…)

Logitech Harmony 785 – the pain continues

Foolishly, after recently buying a HD PVR, I decided that I would add the device to my Logitech Harmony 785 Universal Remote. This is a continuance of my earlier adventures with this remote.

Here is a record of my experience attempting to accomplish this seemingly simple task. (more…)

iTunes Store fails

There are now additional (legal) apps for my iPod Touch (in the form of the January Software Upgrade). I want them.

Too bad the iTunes store is intent on not letting me have them. (more…)

iPod update using iTunes sucks

So iTunes tells me there’s an update for my iPod Touch (1.1.1). I click the ‘Update’ button and the 150Mb (!!) download begins. I disconnect the iPod and come back (much) later when the download has finished. I reconnect the iPod but can’t find any option to install the download. (more…)

Alas, the neGcon (an open letter to Kazunori Yamauchi)

A PS3 is (hopefully) going to be gracing my lounge room soon. If that arrival coincides with the release of Gran Turismo™5 Prologue then there might be a HD TV too. But still this wonderful day will be tinged with a touch of disappointment. “Why?” you ask? Because despite having one of the best racing games ever made I won’t be able to use the best game steering controller ever made with it. (more…)

Logitech Harmony 785 Universal Remote review

Having become tired of the gaggle of remotes on my coffee table I’ve ventured once again into the one-remote-to-rule-them-all world of universal remote control. My prior purchase was a $20 cheapie that relied on the input of ‘device codes’ to identify your hardware. The Harmony line of remotes are a whole different kettle of fish.

The ‘secret weapon’ of the Harmony is that it’s ‘programmed’ using a PC. It’s a USB device. The interface used to configure the remote is even more sophisticated (and problematic) but I’ll get to that later. (more…)

My iPod is psychic

As a fairly hardcore nerd I sometimes have a tendency to anthropomorphise technology and, well.. completely in line with this thinking (I guess), I am slowly becoming convinced that my iPod is psychic. (more…)

Palm’ed off

So. I turns out that the more stuff you have, the more complicated your life becomes. I wish someone had had the decency to tell me this before I became a computer nerd. Before my obsession for gadgetry had become an obsessive compulsion. (more…)