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And hot on the heels.....
.....of Nikon's camera, Samsung now has an Android camera. I remain to be convinced, but maybe.....

posted on: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 | path: /photography | permanent link to this entry

Android Camera
Yes, it's true Nikon have released an Android camera. Not too surprising really and opens up a realm of processing opportunities. So rather that a phone/PDA with a camera bolted on, we now have a camera with PDA capabilities. Should be interesting to see how the technically challenged take to it......

posted on: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 | path: /photography | permanent link to this entry

Nexus 7
The tablet urge finally hit and I went out a purchased a Google Nexus 7. There are plenty of reviews around (CNET, PCPro) so I won't labour the point that it's cheap, extremely good hardware (processor, screen)m runs Android 4....

posted on: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Dealing with email......
Several years ago I wrote about Getting Things Done (GtD) and whilst I don't anally (!) follow the setup to the letter of the law, I find it invaluable as an organisational process for managing projects in outline and implementation via email collaboration. However the mass inundation of crap into one's InBox means we need to have a variety of tools to deal with this influx - and whilst GtD is good, a dose of pragmatism is needed. Take a look at Matt Gemmell's salutory advice which is somewhat refreshing. If you do 85% of this, you'll be a much happier camper.

posted on: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Vagaries of peer review......
I was recently asked to review a paper at an open access journal......I'm happy to reciprocate on this whole process as it's what oils the whole research process....

posted on: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry