Archive for February, 2012

Paper and printing in the Dail (Parliament)… just how far could you go?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Reading the Irish times it seems we have a member of parliament that managed to use 434 ink cartridges in two years, that is pretty substantial ink use, and just to put numbers into the real world

So looking in to this, I took a pretty standard A4 Pinter and looked at the A4 cartridge and how much it could print a HP Laser-jet 4200 ( it manages on the big cartridges 18000 sheets, which is pretty good.

So that’s 434 ink cartridges multiply by 18000 to give us number of sheets printed 7812000 sheets, now taking the standard A4 sheet length of .297m

Then we multiply 7812000 by .297m gives us 2320164m of paper used, so 2320 Km of paper, that’s enough to get to Poznan in Poland for the European soccer championships which is 1900 Km from dublin! and you could do nearly 400Km of touring!

up comming phones of 2012

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Before buying this new shiny phone, read this! All those industry execs have been in Barcelona at theMobile World Congress 2012 where they have been chatting about new phones, some of those industry execs have even been launching new phones, so before you go rushing off to buy a phone have a look at whats coming, before you shift your hard cash to one of those industry exec types!

So whats coming

well Samsung have a projector phone coming out.

Huawei have a tablet called a MediaPad 10 coming out, so it going the tablet market very cheap.

Huawei have also addressed the elephant in the room with Androids having poor battery life with a phone that may give 3 days of a charge

Sony’s has divorce’s its self from Ericsson and is looking to show its new branded models


It seems to be all android OS phones at the moment that are showing up …. at the moment


Clouds and when they go bust or etc.!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

So Megaupload users face data deletion according to the BBC ( so we are now in to the “fun” of the start of cloud services going bust, or being stopped operating by litigation. so it looks like you have to keep a copy of your data, before you go on to the cloud, but it also looks like you are going to have to synchronize your data with the clouds copy, that is assuming that you have a interface to that data. The example used could be GMail where users have all there data on google servers but if something happens to google, then your email data maybe gone, you can always set up a client to back up your data, see and connect up evolution or thunderbird to copy your data out of the GMail cloud. It gets more interesting when you can’t get ftp access or no common standard is used for getting data out of the cloud. So there could be fun times ahead for people and companies that have gone too fast to cloud services, the may have to start looking in to how they synchronise there data with the cloud to maintain a local copy of there data.