Blog post from March 2005

  • Government Tax Computers

    The UK government is making proposals to tax computers, much like you pay a licence fee for your TV. THE BBC licence fee should be replaced by a tax on the ownership of a personal computer instead of a television. A legal loophole highlighted by the…

  • HTML Gmail

    It looks like there is now a "lite" version of Gmail for browsers without Javascript. By clicking on the bold, red "New features!" link on the top right of Google's controversial webmail application brings you to information on... the new features (c…

  • iPod Headphones Unsafe

    Students attending University in the New York area have been warned not to use their Apple standard-issue white iPod headphones. This is because they're a call sign to muggers. NYU has been putting up posters in its dorms warning students not to use…

  • Mobile Gmail Report

    I have tested the new Gmail "basic HTML view" on my mobile phone using Opera's Small Screen Rendering for handheld devices. I wanted to test the application in a real word situation so I was surrounded by distractions and in a "mobile environment". T…

  • Cheap Gran Turismo 4

    Gran Turismo 4, the next game in the famous PS2 racing simulation series, has just been released in the UK (09/03/2004). Not long ago prices for PS2 and other consoles were set to a recommended retail of £40. This is steep for a computer game IMO. Re…

  • Gran Turismo 4 Photos

    A feature introduced in Gran Turismo 4 is the "Photo Mode". My first impressions upon hearing about this "mode" was that it is a waste of time. However, it is an extremely clever marketing idea to increase and maintain hype about…

  • The IMDB Meme

    This was an idea taken from Neil's World who often does these "meme" things. This meme is where you take the top 250 films on IMDB and highlight the films you've seen. This'll be an interesting exercise for myself, to see how many films I've actually…

  • Happy Birthday To Me

    Today marks a whole one year of posts on trovster.com. So I'm calling this trovster.com's "official birthday". You know, like the Queen has, an official one for the public to celebrate and her real one for when she was born. I've taken a le…

  • More Gran Turismo 4 Photos

    In my previous post about the Gran Turismo 4 photo mode I stated that I was slightly disappointed by the lack of race situations, but still thoroughly impressed at the output quality of the images. I've had some time to play with the game a little mo…

  • Wow, That Was Weird Part 2

    ...wow, that was weird!!! I was happily sat here playing Gran Turismo 4 (yes I'm addicted), noticed the clock was coming up to 1am, say about 00:50. I finish a 10 minute race, glance down to the computer clock and it says 02:02.. eh? WTF has happened…