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Mum’s Christmas Present

I went out and bought Mum’s Christmas present today…well, one of them anyway, there will be more but for the moment I am talking about the main one.

A couple weeks ago after a discussion with Dad about what we wanted to get Mum for Christmas, we came up with an idea that we had considered briefly earlier in the year. It seemed like a good idea, but I had a couple reservations still, so I sought the advice of Leo Laporte, tech broadcaster extraordinaire. I was on his radio show at the top of the second hour…and Leo being Leo, there is video of it…so if you want to know what Mum’s Christmas present is (it’s OK, Mum knows too) then watch the first few minutes of the video (it should start at the correct point, 40 minutes and 45 seconds).

Long-term readers may remember that I interviewed Leo Laporte back in 2006 on Samuel’s Persiflage episode number 8 [1] which was before Leo’s radio show went in to syndication and when his TWIT network [2] was still a mere handful of shows. Things seem to have progressed more-or-less as he predicted, although I doubt even he thought his network would grow to the size that it has.

There is another reason to watch as well. There has been some very exciting news afoot in my household recently, but as yet I have not shared it here on this blog…only a limited number of people know about this, however there is some information about it in this video. Watch the video and see if you can work it out. I will reveal the answer in the next day or so. A superfluous word in this paragraph may also contain a clue.


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#1 Comment By padders On December 18, 2011 @ 6:49 am

Hey Mr Cryptic – are you either moving house or moving out? Which is it?!

I have never heard of this guy but I will definitely be checking out his show in the future. The iPad is a good choice. I bought mine about a month ago (16GB 3G + WiFi) after swearing BLIND that I would not have any use for an oversized MP3 Player. But after deciding that I wanted something as poranle as a laptop but less expensive than a MacBook Air, the iPad was the thing that kept popping up as something I should consider. I bought it as an early Chrsitmas gift to myself!

#2 Comment By Samuel On December 18, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

Neither of those Padders, although I think you may already know the answer if you’ve been paying attention to my non-blog posts. Details to come tomorrow.

Thanks for confirming the iPad choice. I’ll start setting it up for Mum tomorrow…not that I expect it to take long, but I want it to be set up properly for Mum by Christmas and I know that I always think of small things to set up about three days after I start.

#3 Comment By Samuel On December 20, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

Make that tomorrow…I have a few too many other things going on just at the moment.