Author Archive: Rob (James Robinson)

Tech meddler, Architect, mental health advocate, founder / editor of lastplaceonthe.net, married and father of two.

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The ‘You are what you eat’ experiment
[ 0 ] Monday, 22 February 2010 |

The ‘You are what you eat’ experiment

This inspired me to conduct a simple experiment. I’m going to write down what I eat and drink over the course of a week.

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Are Apple products worth their price tag?
[ 0 ] Saturday, 20 February 2010 |

Are Apple products worth their price tag?

Compared to many, I am still a relatively new Apple consumer – I purchased my iPhone 3G in early 2009. (I don’t feel it’s fair to count the Apple Newton I owned many years earlier!)

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How to: Secure your World of Warcraft account
[ 1 ] Monday, 15 February 2010 |

How to: Secure your World of Warcraft account

You love to play World of Warcraft, but one day you go to log in but you can’t get in. For some reason your password just doesn’t work. Your WoW friends report you’ve been a bit weird lately, perhaps you’ve been ninja’ing stuff from the Guild Vault or been rude in guild chat? You’ve been hacked.

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What did I used to do with my time before parenthood?
[ 4 ] Thursday, 11 February 2010 |

What did I used to do with my time before parenthood?

I’m sure there isn’t a parent out there that hasn’t asked themselves the question, “What did I used to do with my time before parenthood?” Personally, I’ve been a Father for a little over two years – I don’t really remember what I used to do with evenings and weekends.

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Vodafone sensitive about jailbreaking discussions on their eForum
[ 0 ] Monday, 25 January 2010 |

Vodafone sensitive about jailbreaking discussions on their eForum

I found a thread on the Vodafone UK eForum today discussing jailbreaking. The usual mis-information was contained

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Nokia, I’m sorry to say, but I really don’t miss you
[ 0 ] Wednesday, 20 January 2010 |

Nokia, I’m sorry to say, but I really don’t miss you

Until April 2009, all the other handsets I owned were made by Nokia – it was at this point I moved to the Apple iPhone and I haven’t looked back since.

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How to: Make SkyPE calls over 3G on your iPhone
[ 1 ] Monday, 18 January 2010 |

How to: Make SkyPE calls over 3G on your iPhone

Simply a “how to” guide for how to save money and make SkyPE calls (on your iPhone) using 3G services when no wireless network is available

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A satellite photo worth preserving: Frozen Britain January 2010
[ 0 ] Monday, 11 January 2010 |

A satellite photo worth preserving: Frozen Britain January 2010

the UK completely frozen from top to bottom – we’re having the worst winter for over 100 years (in my region) and on the whole (for the UK) this is the worst snow fall since around 1963.

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How to: Get your O2 iPhone officially unlocked
[ 35 ] Friday, 8 January 2010 |

How to: Get your O2 iPhone officially unlocked

Easy to follow guide for both standard contract / pay and go O2 customers and jailbroken handsets too!

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Vodafone UK won’t support iPhone Visual Voicemail service at launch
[ 0 ] Tuesday, 5 January 2010 |

Vodafone UK won’t support iPhone Visual Voicemail service at launch

I was told that it had been discussed, but they’d made a “business decision” not to provide the service

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