Ebook accepted at last

Im sorry that there is so little on this blog recently that is either Lotus or fencing orientated, but there are so many other interesting things going on, the one that caught my attention today was a book called “The Pictures and Diary of a Wartime Artist”, its a fabulous book, giving a never seen before view of WW1,
but the bit that makes is pertinent to this blog is the fact that not only is it available in ebook only (at http://www.greatwarartist.com/ ), but that this is not made obvious in the reviews in the newspapers or on the radio, a first i think for the UK, i certainly cant recall a ebook being reviewed on the quality of its content rather than the fact its E-book format only.
On a tech side note, the ebook format they use, works fine in all browsers (its flash based) but the off-line version only works on windows (not even on my vmware machine), and the printing is limited to 15 pages at a given time, but after 10mins savaging, i have a full size standard pdf that work everywhere (even on the Sony Ebook and kindle), again DRM proves pointless and just irritates. (shrug)

Annoying Web trend

Is it me, or has anyone else noticed, this trend of putting multiple page articles on the web when they could quite happily live on a single page? i can understand the logic to it, ie that more page views mean more add space, and it is a good idea (we all have to make a living), but they are taking it to far i reckon, if i can see the “Next” or “page 1 of 5” buttons without any scrolling at all, then i just close the article as they are taking the Mickey, in the end is self destructive, just like people not watching movies that have too many add breaks. (waves walking stick and mutters)

My Scrag End Workplace

1) Pile of linux boxes, with over the top speakers

2) The Fabled Lost Tribes Of Hard drives

3) Graveyard of cables

4) Understanding Girlfriend

5) This is not a random trailing network cable that trips people up, its not, its not, its not!!.

6) Proven Technology

7) My Babies (i love my drobos)

This is the same as Matt White and co. are doing, come on Ben join in!!

The reason that my shots are so close and narrow focus (unlike the other bloggers), is although the majority of the flat is vastly interesting (in a though the key hole kind of way), explaining and coping with the embarrassment would take me more time than i have left to live.