Sleep deprived odds and sods

In no particular order:

* The Google ads are back on the blog, because rather depressingly ads generate a small income and affiliate links don’t, unless you’re willing to spend time highlighting all the partner firms’ special offers. Which I’m not. The point of the ads (for me) is to pay the hosting bill, not to become the content.

* Leopard. Quite nice. Not vaguely essential. Seems faster than Tiger on the G4 Powerbook, no speed difference that I can see on the MacBook Pro. It’s a bit like upgrading to Vista, IMO: nice to have, but not a must-have.

* iPhone. Now O2’s dumped its dumb data transfer limit, I’ve changed my mind – partly because my (o2) Blackberry bankrupts me whenever I use the web browser, and partly because the BB Pearl’s screen is too damn small to do anything useful internet-wise. And the iPhone’s small enough to use while bouncing babies around, which is becoming an important consideration for me.

* I am very much liking Half-Life 2 Episode 2.