So: "World War Z" - a book about how the world got itself into a zombie war - has an absolutely raved about audiobook edition. It's grey, a bit miserable, and sitting upstairs drinking coffee and listening to an audio book sounds just grand to me.
I head off to Audible.com, hand over my US$21, and get told that "we are sorry but your geographic location prevents us from selling you World War Z". What the hell? As a consequence I've spent the last two hours on two new least favourite activities:
* Learning about port forwarding and UPnP with Azureus. I never did get it sussed fully but I don't care since it appears to be downloading now.
* Scouring the web for someone to sell me a copy of this thing so I can find a faster way of doing it.
Never mind. The torrent says it's going to take another three hours. I guess I'm going to have to work instead.
Dammit, digital media industry, learn to take my money OK!!!!
Previous next big things include development of the capture and intermediate compression technology in iShowU-HD; design and implementation of a small advertising network; the refinancing, technical direction, and a lot of the donkey work for Virtual Katy; technical direction, project management and (again) donkey work for VoiceQ; creating code and intellectual property around load balancing that was acquired by Allied Telesis; and the research and an implementation of the h.264 video compression protocol.