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Saturday, June 30, 2007

4oD (Channel 4 on Demand) on Vista

I recently got quite into Peep Show, but only as the previous series was coming to an end on TV.

In order to watch a few older episodes I thought I would try out 4oD. The first hurdle was that they won't let you download it if your browser advertises that you're using Vista. The second hurdle is that the installer won't run if it detects that you are using Vista. Not to worry though, a modified installer (or for the more paranoid: instructions on how to download and modify the original installer) are here.

A pound to rent one episode is a bit steep, but it will do while I wait for the box set to arrive from Amazon.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Fermat's Last Theorem

I read The Code Book by Simon Singh and really enjoyed it; it was a very easy going life history of cryptography. Fermat's Last Theorem does the same thing with Maths. Although the title sounds very specific, it is actually a brief history of Mathematics. The style of writing is very much the same as The Code Book; it is very easy going, yet a very interesting read.