Friday, 31 December 2010

Dead Pool 2011

My guesses for those not likely to last the distance in 2011

1. Thatcher
2. Ronnie Biggs
3. Patrick Moore
4. Jimmy Saville
5. Peter Sallis
6. Fidel Castro
7. Dame Vera Lynn
8. Robert Mugabe
9. Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (Liz Taylor)
10. James Earl Carter, Jr. (Jimmy Carter)

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


I've been using this cloud-based operating system on my sluggish old Acer Aspire One A110L netbook for about a week now and so far it's pretty good. Much quicker than Ubuntu Netbook Remix which I was previously using which the AA1 struggled with - mostly because of the dog-slow SSD employed by the Acer rather than any underlying problem with UNR.  Jolicloud is Ubuntu based, with a UI provided using HTML5. And it's open source :-) More at