I had already purchased the 200mbit power-line plugs and was in need of some more. The prices varied too much for my liking and I wondered if I needed more speed. I spotted the TP-Link 500Mbit set in a couple of stores locally and on-line for about the same price and had already been to PCWorld but missed the fact they were £1 cheaper than Maplins. As I was close to Maplins and going that way anyhow, I plonked the £39.99 down and added these to my collection.
Google frequently have a new service they offer out and is the normal with Google, they start the thing in Beta, send out invites and finally after a long time, they let the world and his dog sign up. The best example was Google Mail, this used to be Invite only at one point and now anyone can join. A few recent services though have been released in the USA but have not made it at all to the UK. Is there a reason why Google feel only the USA can benefit from these services or is there other reasons?
They said it would snow in the UK and they also said it would hit a deep freeze. Monday and Tuesday it snowed but not enough to stop most from getting into work but during the day on Tuesday it snowed almost all of the day but by sheer luck never managed to settle due to it been 1c. Once 5pm came along though, it dropped to 0c and this allowed the snow to form on the ground. It snowed most of the night and combined with Winds, by time I woke up in the morning – I was met with most of the features (including cars) on the ground been covered by snow.
Steam is the service created by Vale who in turn make games such as Half-Life and TeamFortress (plus many others of course). Recently over at Tom’s Hardware I read a story about Game Stores View Valve’s Steam as the Devil - The basics of the story is that a Major UK Game Retailer in the UK are upset enough by Steam to threaten that they will not carry any product that carry any Steam integration – I am having a guess here that the store in question is Game maybe? I might be wrong, but how about we look at buying a game via a store verus buying the same title over the Steam Service.
I thought I would write a few words on live streaming shows, how it effects me (and most European people) and time zones. I was thinking back when I used to spend most of my time on Ustream as the site of choice to catch the latest person streaming a show from there web-cam and even stay up late so I could feature on these very shows, armed with IRC Client of choice and be part of a community of Tech minded people from all over the world, mostly USA based though. Of course time changes everything and some things have to fall by the way side, this is my update if you like on how it interacts with my life now.