So, hopefully my site can handle Unicode/UTF-8. Can I type in Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn?

Here's some Chinese:


Now some Greek (ancient):

Ἰοὺ ἰού· τὰ πάντʼ ἂν ἐξήκοι σαφῆ. Ὦ φῶς, τελευταῖόν σε προσϐλέψαιμι νῦν, ὅστις πέφασμαι φύς τʼ ἀφʼ ὧν οὐ χρῆν, ξὺν οἷς τʼ οὐ χρῆν ὁμιλῶν, οὕς τέ μʼ οὐκ ἔδει κτανών.

Hopefully this has worked. Can I still use HTML?

No iPhone Recall

As I said in my last post, Apple have not issued a recall. It wasn't financially in their interests at all. What they have do e is given free bumpers to all iPhone customers which is going to cost them enough.

iPhone Recall

People are saying a recall of the iPhone 4 is inevitable. That simply isn't true. Yes, the iPhone does lose some signal when held that way, but that isn't enough to make Apple recall.

A recall is estimated to cost Apple 1.5 billion USD. That's a lot of money. Apple have no obligation to recall. If, let's say, the batteries were exploding due to a defective design which then caused a risk of injury to the owner, then yes, Apple would have to recall. But honestly, all that's happening is the signal decreases a little. Apple aren't going to spend that kind of money if they don't have to.

What I believe we are actually seeing is a backlash against a company that was once the little guy that posed little threat to people like Microsoft now becoming huge. Once you get big, people stop liking you. It happened to Google, it's happened to Facebook. It's now happening to Apple.

I need to blog more often

So here we are in 2010, a new year and a new leaf to turn over. My use of this blog has left something to be desired. So in this new year I'll try and blog more.

Other things I want to do this year are get a road bicycle and cycle, a few years ago I use to cycle everywhere, then I passed my driving test, things went downhill from there. I also want to buy myself a nice yet not too expensive digital SLR camera and try and become a half-decent amateur photographer. Like my friend Rutherfordium.

MPlayer with x264

This is more of a note to self.

To compile MPlayer svn with x264 git first compile x264 with ./configure --enable-shared --prefix=/usr/local/x264

And then compile MPlayer with ./configure --extra-ldflags=\"-L/usr/local/x264/lib -Wl,-rpath,/usr/local/x264/lib\" --extra-cflags=\"-I/usr/local/x264/include\"

EDIT: Though now I use Arch Linux with mplayer2 from the AUR, so I don't have to bother with what's above.

This blog will be used!!!

      <p>I am working on this blog, promise. Just sorting out the comments section, and as we know, a <a href=\"http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000538.html\">blog without comments isn't a blog</a>. (this was posted from my iPhone :D )</p>

My blog

Well, this is my blog. As you may have noticed, this blog is maintained using a blogging system that I have written myself. That it is to say the PHP code running the blog behind the scenes has been coded by myself from the ground up.

Admittedly the project has taken nigh on 2 years to reach this point but thats because its the project I've learned PHP with. When I started writing this I knew not a single thing about PHP, so to get to a fully functioning web application is something I'm quite proud of.

Will be writing more posts in the future, bye.

My name is Jonny Barnes, and jonnybarnes.uk is my site. I’m from Manchester, UK .

I am active to varying degrees on several silos:

My usual online nickname is normally jonnybarnes for other services. I also syndicate my content to the IndieWeb friendly site micro.blog. Here’s a profile pic. I also have a PGP key, with fingerprint. You can email me at jonny at my domain, or message me on XMPP.