My first northern technology get together…or rather net-together …


…was fabulous.

Hence I just wanted to give a shout out for Digital Union (“The voice of the digital and creative sector in North East England”) who put on the excellent Summer Net-Together in Gateshead last week. Sunshine, great venue, great food, great people and a chance to understand a little more about the digital scene in the region now I have moved up here.

And as a direct result of one conversation (you know who you are!), I will be making the time to dig into http://www.mongodb.org/ in the coming weeks.

Finally a thank you to my company Waterstons for allowing me to take one of the free tickets they received as members of Digital Union.

Surround Sound for… free


I finally got round to downloading Razer Surround – a software solution for surround sound through stereo headphones. I have some great Roccat Kave 5.1 headphones on my gaming rig but I was curious as to whether a software only solution would work as I do sometimes game “elsewhere”. TBH I didn’t expect it to work.

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Wow… Razer Surround works amazingly well for me – even using a £5 pair of ear buds. It worked so well I downloaded the software again just so I could make the optional donation to the charity Razer are supporting.

Enjoy.