* Posts by Benjamin Ford

8 posts • joined 7 Jun 2007

Dell opts for Android for consumer smartphone

Benjamin Ford

It's actually a masterstroke

Because Android doesn't support proxy servers on wifi connections. Hence making it quite useless in business environments.

Steve Jobs uncloaks the 'iPad'

Benjamin Ford

Not unless it has flash

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I won't even consider it if it doesn't have it.

Benjamin Ford

And only 64 Gb?

That seems a little low, I would have thought that would have been the entry level!

Windows 7 early promise: Passes the Vista test

Benjamin Ford

Well I doubt I'll be using it

3Gb of RAM?

I work in a school, and to be honest, it will be about 3 years before I get rid of all the 2Ghz, 512Mb machines.

XP will be around here for a long time!

Knight Rider satnav spied in the wild

Benjamin Ford


At the next set of unlikely Circumstances turn left.


At the next good looking woman in trouble you have arrived at your destination.

Becta asks EC to probe Microsoft school deals

Benjamin Ford
Gates Horns


As a School Network Manager, there are several problems faced when trying to move completly to Open Office:

Crap Local Government Practices (As they all have Office).

SIMS.net (although not as bad as it used to be)

Staff Training and Preference (Although they should know better)

Curriculums designed for Microsoft Products.

Lack of control of Open Office (I want GPO's, not to have to fiddle with xml files just to stop kids changing settings).

Lets be honest, Schools can pick up a licence for £32, hardly breaking the bank, and at any curriculum level you should be teaching children how to use word processors in general.

I have both 2007 and OO2 on all of my systems, and try to get students using OO as much as possible.

Good luck to Becta, lets hope that they can convice local government to drop Office too.

eBay seller nabs $1500 for Jesus-like garage stain

Benjamin Ford

Postage Costs?

Dear Ebayer, This item is collection only. You may bring your own drill to remove it or we can come to some agreement with a contractor. Please remember that you must replace the concrete so that I don't end up with a whopping hole in my garage.

Paris Hilton released for 'medical reasons'

Benjamin Ford

World breaths a sigh of relief.

I'm surprised the world has been able to function whilst the most talented person on the planet has been in prison.

She might have actually had to pay for her crimes should she have stayed for the full term of her sentence, and we couldn't have that now could we?


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