Buena Vista Social Club Live

Photo of audience at Symphony Hall for Buena Vista Social Club
I had the pleasure of seeing Buena Vista Social Club‘s awesome performance at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall last Tuesday. For those of you who are fans, I bring you a few clips from the evening.
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Hidden Files and Using Dropbox and Mozy

I use Dropbox to keep some of my files in sync and Mozy to back up my data. Recently, I noticed that Mozy was backing up files that I knew I had deleted. In fact, it referred to these files as filename […..] (deleted).pdf! I initially thought this was possibly Mozy trying to be really clever by keeping a copy of files I had deleted and backing them up, should I want them back at some point. It wasn’t… Turns out those files were actually generated by Dropbox. Read More »

Babel fish translation of T-Mobile PR Speak

Mobile operator T-Mobile has slashed the amount of bandwidth that it considers “fair use” and banned the downloading of videos.

T-Mobile PR Speak:

“Our Mobile Broadband and internet on your phone service is best used for browsing which means looking at your favorite websites like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, BBC News and more, checking your email and looking for information, but not watching videos or downloading files,” the outfit said. “If you want to download, stream and watch video clips, save that stuff for your home broadband”

Babel Fish translation

Our mobile data network is so oversubscribed that we can no longer provide our customers with mobile internet at the price we initially agreed to. So we are reducing the monthly allowance from 1GB to 500MB. This will help with our profits figures which rest assured, we will endeavour not to spend on improving our network infrastructure but on making more flash-mob videos.