2012.

The theme of the year? Engines. The engine of an aircraft, the engine of life, software and hardware engines, and even old fashioned car engines. I also wrote many reviews this year.

There were forty-seven entries.

Photos. Series.

In One Photo.
Since 2009 I have chosen my best photo of the year. It is time to unveil my choice for 2012.

Rite.
With the Grand Prix Grand Final the end of Formula 1 for the public was in sight.

Lossless.
Do not overthink the value your current collection of apps.

Screening.
Plans are there to be changed, it is sometimes said. Today I’m making some adjustments on my roadmap for my apps.

Leap.
The first step in what will eventually become my video endeavour.

Joker.
Now that iOS 6 with Siri is available on iPad, I took it for a test drive.

Ignition.
Amazon have made it possible for consumers to have what is essentially a display similiar to Retina, but at an affordable price. I want to touch on the importance of the display.

SkyCube.
The ultimate goal of any governmental space programme is to show it’s possible and then encourage the private industry to build on from there.

Refresh.
The journal is back, and is now featuring an updated look for all screens and added support for new devices.

Nine.
I have wrongly suspected that iCloud Documents in the Cloud is a poor mans version of Dropbox.

Grounded.
Thunderbolt ports really only have two real issues that are stopping them from gaining ground more quickly.

i.
I have owned many different computers, many different types in fact.

Interabout.
Google have today updated maps for several countries including Ireland.

PC.
A somewhat exclusive review of the Hewlett-Packard 300LX handheld PC.

Craic.
Ireland’s Galway brought in over 800.000 spectators to watch the last race.

Intersection.
The other day I was on a big road trip heading for the oceanside in Salthill near Galway.

Cycling.
Anoyances with video processing with an inferior codec.

Trova.
An iTunes Match feature has changed so that you can now stream music.

Like.
The new version of iOS should be called iOS 5.2 as far as I’m concerned.

Bananas.
The upcoming versions of both Windows 8 and iOS 6 both support resizable applications.

Silk.
Starting with Windows XP in 2000 Microsoft has featured its Cleartype font smoothing algoritm.

Certain.
In my ever long quest to use less add-ons and plug-ins in any given program, I have stumbled upon many issues I can resolve. But now there’s one I can’t resolve.

Metre.
A couple of days ago I wrote about how special, but very difficult it was to see the Space Shuttle from my location and taking a picture of it.

Lucifer.
The first time I use iTunes Match in iOS 5. Read about my initial impressions.

Milliseconds.
The most amazing piece of technology I have ever seen is considerably old, and was recently taken apart; I can never see it in action again.

Xpostbox.
Around september of this year marks my fourth year of paid membership for my Xbox and I’m going to let it lapse and move to PS3.

Vacuuming.
As you get older you start to change, despite everyone telling you that people can’t and don’t change. I’ve mostly lost hobbies over the past couple of years.

Subculture.
Just about everyone has become used to TFT displays in a fairly short time. But there’s a couple of problems with this technology besides finger smudges.

Disinformation.
When I was very young I had no concept of what computers could do, until I became one of the lucky ones with a BASIC interpreter.

Elights.
It is inherently a bad idea to broadcast a radio signal containing information you want private and that is exactly what Wi-Fi networking does. Fortunately there are better ways coming in the near future.

Av.
Recently, I was at an air show and have tried out some new photography techniques.

Photos.

Riverfest in Dublin City.
As part of Riverfest the Tall Ships event was held in the city.

Galway.
Some photos from when I was in County Galway.

City Racing.
Shooting conditions were challenging, due to lack of space, lots of rain and severe cold weather.

Forza.

Finitura.
Perhaps the team wanted to do something other than a straight-up calendar racing game. Or perhaps they wanted a new challenge?

Puissance.
You can’t drive a Ferrari all the time. I drive a Ferrari when possible, the common Dino.

Stradale.
This season’s Forza for me is turning out to be the best ever so far, and it all started off in a Ferrari 458 Italia.

Via Mars.

Martian.
Every time a rover lands on the planet Mars it is usually only a matter of time before people ask NASA the question if what we see on the photos is what we get.

Windows 8.

Review.
When I had the Consumer Preview up and running I was negative towards Windows 8, but I was still able to see some good. I no longer see that.

Preview.
It’s hard to be positive about Windows 8, despite it having many good ideas, because Windows now has many more flaws that didn’t need to be there.

Mountain Lion.

Review.
OS X Mountain Lion is a more important release of OS X than we have seen in recent times.

Checklist.
Upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion (née Mac) from Lion is expected to be fairly straightforward with these simple prerequisites.

Transit.

Venus.
You will only ever get to see the Venus Transit once in your life if you’re lucky.

Game Reviews.

Fez.
The game has so many good qualities, but it is very late to the party.

Storage.

Proclaimers.
From a mechanical point of view I’ve already been to the Moon and back.