Start me up… how to install Windows 95 onto an Apple watch

Tuesday, 3 May, 2016

There’s a few hoops you have to jump through, needless to say, but if you’re game enough to have a go, it is possible to install Windows 95, yes, from 1995, onto an Apple watch.

I was born in the nineties, and the first personal computer my family bought (a $3000 screamer with a 300 MHz Pentium II, 256 MB of RAM, and the optional Boston Acoustics speaker system) ran Windows 95. Also, this isn’t the first time I’ve installed an old operating system on a watch.

Why you’d want to do this however, I cannot say… out of feeling of nostalgia for operating systems from twenty years ago, perhaps?

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Radiohead, it seems, have disappeared into the electronic abyss

Tuesday, 3 May, 2016

British rock band Radiohead have eliminated all traces of their online presence in recent days. Their website has gone, along with various of their social media pages. It goes without saying, but there’s something behind all of this…

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A movie is only as good as its ending… here’s how to end a film

Monday, 2 May, 2016

12 Angry Men, The Godfather, and Gone Girl, plus the original, and the re-make, of Psycho, go under the microscope, so this question can be answered.

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Red Lights, photos of the cafes of Paris by Blaise Arnold

Monday, 2 May, 2016

Photo by Blaise Arnold

Red Lights, a collection of photos taken by Blaise Arnold, of cafes in and around Paris. Is it just me, or do some of these coffee houses look familiar? I’m sure I’ve seen a few of these places in films set in Paris.

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David Carson, the designer who did not always design

Monday, 2 May, 2016

US graphic designer David Carson, is probably just as well known for his work, as he is his design background, or lack of design background, as the case may be.

After a career as a top ranked pro surfer and high school sociology teacher, he rose to prominence in the 90’s after art directing Transworld, Beach Culture and Ray Gun Magazines before going on to start his studio. With no formal design training, Carson took the design world by storm, upending conventions and breaking traditional rules he didn’t even know existed.

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A good business is not built upon bells, whistles, and buzzwords

Monday, 2 May, 2016

Your Media Business Will Not Be Saved, focus on your core competencies, forget the bells, whistles, and buzzwords, they may even be worse than useless, is, I think, the message here.

Video will not save your media business. Nor will bots, newsletters, a “morning briefing” app, a “lean back” iPad experience, Slack integration, a Snapchat channel, or a great partnership with Twitter. All of these things together might help, but even then, you will not be saved by the magical New Thing that everyone else in the media community is convinced will be the answer to The Problem.

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What If I Go, by Mura Masa, music to start the weekend with

Friday, 29 April, 2016

Four day work weeks, such as this week, aren’t always the smoothest are they? A former colleague always maintained that there was still five days work to do, which seemed to make them a little more stressful than ordinary five day weeks. Indeed, my to-do list has runneth over, but the work week is almost at an end now.

What If I Go, by Mura Masa, aka British electronic musician Alex Crossan, is a song title that seems to sum up the sentiment at the moment… as in I look forward to going into the weekend. I hope you do also.

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There are nine types of intelligence…

Friday, 29 April, 2016

These include linguistic, spatial, musical, and interpersonal. Does that make you feel smarter than you thought you were before? It could be I need a few more than nine though, such as, for instance, an intelligence for taking my own advice, instead of ignoring it.

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, the trailer

Friday, 29 April, 2016

Absolutely Fabulous, starring Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders, was one TV show that I used to watch back in the day… now Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is on the way, and opening in the UK on 1 July. No word of an Australian release, but surely it’ll screen here. Best you watch the trailer for an idea of what the story is about.

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Black holes, gateways to other universes, rather than dead ends?

Friday, 29 April, 2016

Hadn’t people thought this to be the case already? British physicist Stephen Hawking thinks that black holes, rather than being objects from which nothing can escape, including light, could possibly be portals to other universes. Anyone game enough to find out?

“For more than 200 years, we have believed in the science of determinism, that is that the laws of science determine the evolution of the universe” Stephen Hawking said. If information was lost in black holes, we wouldn’t be able to predict the future because the black hole could emit any collection of particles.” In an earlier talk, Hawking had said things can escape out a black hole, both from the outside and probably through another universe.

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