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Fun with NFC Part Two – Performing Actions with NFC Tags

In my last post I described my rather underwhelming first experiences with NFC, using the apps that came supplied with my Sony Xperia S Android handset. I then got slightly more success using the excellent (and free, I might mention) … Continue reading

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Fun with NFC Part One – Reading & Writing NFC Tags

Trying to understand and compare the features of modern mobile phone handsets is a nightmare. The rate at which the various fields of technology are advancing is mind-boggling, and it’s not helped by the seemingly endless list of acronyms used … Continue reading

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Google own me and my phone

So I’m writing this post on my new mobile phone – a Sony Xperia S. It’s got a lovely screen, which, at 342 pixels per inch I think is the highest pixel density of any handset currently available in the … Continue reading

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Hello, Stranger…

Long time no post! The last few months have presented a number of changes for me, both personally and professionally speaking. In order to deal with them I had to enter a sort of “hibernation mode”, shutting down all non-essential … Continue reading

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Well now, that’s annoying…

So I’ve been using Windows Live Writer to write these blog entries. I quite liked it. UNTIL I CLICKED “PUBLISH” ON MY LAST BLOG ENTRY AND IT OVERWROTE THE PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED POST. Dammit! Seriously, that is really annoying. I’ve lost … Continue reading

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No Relation…

Just to quickly respond to one question that came up in my SQLBits feedback: No, Dave and I aren’t related. Although your comment did make us smile.

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SQLBits8 Feedback

So, I received an email the other day containing the feedback results from my SQLBits session, Who Needs Google Maps? (when you’ve got SQL Server). The SQLBits organising committee do a great job, not only in arranging a world-class SQL … Continue reading

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