Thursday 27 August 2009

How mobile a mobile broadband may be?

Quite recently I had a chance to travel by train from London towards Manchester and back. The journey was not bad in fact - first class on Virgin Trains does the trick... even more when you have free wi-fi included and power sockets for almost all seats.

So does it work at all? Well - quite frankly yes, it does. Even at the cruise speed it's quite stable, but don't expect broadband speeds! I was wondering how it's done, because the hot-spot is provided by
T-Mobile, so most likely something like 3G broadband type deal, shared among all passengers. Let's see where we are...

Wednesday 26 August 2009

Microsoft's EPIC FAIL

Probably everyone has seen it already... It hit yesterday getting to the top of the front page, BBC wrote about it, it was all over Twitter, and got even it's own video clip/mockup, etc. Simply the best FAIL!

BBC did a great job in capturing it (see BBC link above for full article) - I was too slow to do a screen shot this time :-/ I have removed the image from here - don't want to upset BBC by copying their content without permission (although probably I might call it on fair use policy - anyway just see the links above and that's it).

Funny enough link on that points to is no longer valid (404 win!) and Microsoft has replaced the image to be as the original one (oops - forgot to resize orange bar below the text - that happens if you have rocket a up your ****), but no worries, you have faithful users on the Internet :-D