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LCA 2010 Day 1: The Wellington experience

I’m spending this week in Wellington for Linux.conf.au 2010, the annual Australian Linux conference. It’s only the second time I’ve ever been to New Zealand (the first was a quick trip to Auckland last year), and coincidentally it’s also the second time LCA has headed offshore. The weekend was pretty grey (as the photo demonstrates), […]

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Busy is as busy does

Typical, isn’t it? I can be flat out writing stories in Vegas but still find time for daily updates, yet send me home with a relatively unpacked schedule and nothing happens. If that holds true, I should be more productive next week in Wellington. I finished off my CES coverage for APC with one more […]

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CES Days 3-4: A quick catch-up

There’s a bunch of stuff I should write about my weekend in Vegas, but that may take a little while, so I’d best make sure at least the writing log is up to date. For APC, there were a couple more stories from CES and AEE: NetGear Push2TV streams PC to TV wirelessly Sex robot […]

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CES Day 2: Spadework

The fact that I’m posting this the day after the event is pretty typical of what happens over the course of CES. You start off blooming with energy, but by the time several days have rolled around, you end up wearing out. That’s what befell me on Friday, which was also a day when several […]

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CES Day 1: Dining and Lady Gaga

The first official day of the show saw my rate of story writing drop slightly (though slightly is definitely a relative term in this context). It also saw me roaming from the LVCC to the Sands and back again rather more times than is strictly sensible. The day started early with an Intel press conference […]

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CES Day 0: I’m a writing machine

There isn’t really a Day 0 at CES, of course, but this post does let me fake numerical continuity and note two more stories from the show which went up yesterday at APC after I collapsed gratefully into bed: Ballmer can’t resist another “Developers!” cry Will 3D TV hit the mainstream in 2010?

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CES Day -1: Exhaustion and Taylor Swift

Wednesday is always the longest day of CES, featuring endless press conferences at the Sands and elsewhere, the first keynote (always from Microsoft) and the Digital Experience showcase in the evening. I was out of the hotel door by 7am, pausing for a brief McDonald’s breakfast which was a bit too reminiscent of this Onion […]

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CES Day -2: Nice event, lousy facilities

CES 2010 doesn’t officially kick off until Thursday (US time), but the press activities start two days early. First task for me was to head to the Storage Visions conference. In previous years this has handily been at the Flamingo, which is just next door, but now it’s moved to the Riviera, which is a […]

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That’s what you get for waking up in Vegas

I’ve been in Las Vegas since Sunday afternoon, preparing for the annual madness that is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE). As I noted in a post for Lifehacker, despite the fears of many, airport security wasn’t really any different this time around. Indeed, given that I’m staying in my […]

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Kicking off 2010 with a large chunk of 2009

I’ve been planning to keep this blog more regularly in 2010, but the spectre of everything I wrote that appeared online since November 12 hangs over me. So let’s fix that. At APC, a couple of stories made a late appearance, one looking at Wikipedia trends and one at why Apple doesn’t play well in […]

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