Resequencing Ram it Down

October 15th, 2014

Ram It Down, Judas Priest’s troubled late-eighties attempt at returning to their heavy metal roots, has always been a difficult album for me to listen to. I recently worked out why. Firstly the sequencing, or song order, is all wrong. Secondly, they missed some of the better songs from the recording sessions off the album […]

How to improve Google Calendar for mobile devices

May 4th, 2011

Here’s a real scenario. I went to the dentist the other day for my annual check up. Whilst paying the fee, the receptionist offered to set up my next appointment. “Can you do 3pm on the 26th April next year?” she asked. I pulled out my mobile phone, a Nokia e72, and fired up Opera […]

My favourite albums of 2010

March 14th, 2011

I have had three albums on heavy rotation since purchasing them last year: Bang goes the Knighthood by The Divine Comedy, Write about love by Belle and Sebastian and The Final Frontier by Iron Maiden. All three demonstrate the kind of song writing craftsmanship that few other bands can achieve this far into their career. […]

My brother Hugh

March 12th, 2011

Hugh Thomas Carberry. Magus Janus. A druid with sickles aplenty. By my sister in law, Nicola.

Well this is fun

March 11th, 2011

Ah, blogging, I remember you. Casting my mind back to 2002 I can vaguely remember finding it utterly magical that I could self-publish. Inspired by the likes of Owen Briggs, Eric Costello and web behemoth Jeffery Zeldman I not only fine-tuned my web standards skills but also felt compelled to keep the general public fully […]

Moved hosts, redesigning

February 23rd, 2011

Something broke on my old design when I moved web host so I decided to give a live redesign a go. Things will be a bit sparse round here until I get my house in order.

Cufon on Nokia and Blackberry phones

April 20th, 2010

Apparently Nokia (Symbian / s40 / s60) and Blackberry mobile phone web browsers don’t support the Cufon technique of using any font you like on a web page. I’ve been building a site where the client wants a specific font to be used for page headings. Cufon fits the bill except for when you try […]

Nokia E72 – Optical Navi Key success!

January 7th, 2010

For what it’s worth, here are a few notes and ramblings about my experience with Nokia’s new flagship business phone, the Nokia E72.

Milton Keynes Tyre and Brake (MKT & B Centre)

May 20th, 2009

If you live in Bletchley, Milton Keynes or anywhere nearby and you’re looking for a good, honest, family-run garage to get your car serviced then I suggest look look no further than Milton Keynes Tyre and Brake (MKT&B).

What’s so great about Second Life?

April 14th, 2009

I paid a visit to SecondLife a couple of years ago to find out what all the buzz was about. It was a bit like the Sims meets Grand Theft Auto but with no missions to do. After a while I felt it was a bit of a glorified chat room albeit one where you […]