Man Of Steel

Man-of-Steel I really quite enjoyed the new SuperMan film, Man Of Steel, even if it was a somewhat shaky affair.

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Android Tethering And VPNs

android_robot I have finally succumbed to the 24/7 connected world and have purchased a Google Nexus 4 running a vanilla, as in unmessed about with, Android JellyBean. The SIM contract I have also allows for unlimited data, which is handy as there is no wireless where I live.

I also wish to tether my phone to my laptop and get Internet access when away from home. Phone tethering is when you turn your mobile phone into a broadband router, connecting it to the laptop via either a wireless hotspot or USB cable. I also want to make use of a VPN when away from home for security reasons. So I did some research and this is what I found…

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Derek

derek Most of the material that Ricky Gervais has produced I have thoroughly enjoyed. The rest I have either simply not seen yet or, whilst acknowledging that it was very clever and acutely observed, found too excruciating to watch (e.g. The Office). However I have wondered about the man himself. Sometimes I got the impression that there is a bit of a cruel side to him. Something of the school bully about him.

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Perl – Usage Of Sigils And ()/[]/{}

Anyone interested in using Perl quickly grasps the difference between what a scalar, array and a hash are (signified by $, @ and % respectively). However what is often less clear is why $ is used when accessing arrays and hashes. Also when does one use (), [] and {}, and what are the differences? Then there are typeglobs (*)…

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