Monday, January 30, 2006

More buggy Sony software

The Register is reporting that Sony's Connect Player 1.0 software is buggy causing slow system performance. Now I'm not on a Sony QA jihad here but has Sony been releasing such poorly tested software recently? Moreover the article mentions UK owners complaining, XCP was also UK based - the recommendation and use of a tiny British company's product over a established market leaders (Macrovision/Sunncomm) seems unusual. Are Sony UK calling the shots for software or is this just another sign of the lowering QA standards of a large company?

Friday, January 27, 2006

Its been quiet

I've not had much time to spend lately on the expression zoomer but tonight I heavily refactored it, leaving it in a good position for adding the next step of the program - curve based zooming.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Diet drinks cause cancer, links to US gov - and no this isn't paranoia / hoax!

Ok so this isn't strictly tech, but I don't think its getting enough press coverage:
Aspartame, the sweetner used in Diet Coke, Pepsi Max, most diet drinks, chewing gum, some yoghurts and crisps (the list is huge) is carcinogenic.

The Guardian recently produced this excellent article on the issue.

One doctor even suggested a full Government conspiracy.

More info on aspartame can be found here, and numerous articles can be found on Google

In the interest of being unbiased here is a report suggesting
Aspartame has no effect, funded by a number of big name chemical companies.