26 Feb 2008

I’m very happy to announce that Canonical are hosting a Squid meetup in London this coming Saturday and Sunday the 1st and 2nd of March. Any developers (in the broad sense – folk doing coding/testing/documenting/community support/) are very welcome to attend. As it is a weekend and a security office building, you need to contact me to arrange to come – just rocking up won’t work :). We’ll be there all Saturday and Sunday through to mid-afternoon.

The Canonical London office is in Millbank Tower http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millbank_Tower.

So if you want to come by please drop me a mail.

We’ll be getting very technical very quickly I expect – for folk wanting a purely social meetup, I’m going to pick a reasonable place to meet for food and (optionally) alcohol on Saturday evening – I’ll post details here mid-friday.

17 Feb 2008

Just an observation on the user interface of mobile phone chargers. My phone runs flat all the time. And it’s all UI.

The phone manual sayeth: “Do not leave the phone on the charger once it is charged; doing so will reduce battery life.” The phone gives no signal when its charged.

So I have to stand over the phone when its charging, to ensure I unplug it appropriately.

As a result: I don’t charge it when I’m in a rush; and it never gets charged when I’m about to do something else – I will forget it.

Blech. How much can a ‘disconnect when charged’ circuit really cost?