Monthly Archives: December 2006

eBay

I have recently bought a guitar from an eBayer in the US. The guitar is brand new (allegedly) and I paid $1100 for it. That’s about £600. Now, if it ever actually gets here (6 weeks and counting…) I assume the postie will want some money from me. I think this will be around 20-25%. What I want to know… (more…)

UK

UK Import Duty | EU Taric | Duty Free Allowances | Customs and Excise | Tariffs | Start Your Own Import Export Business | Export | International Trade | Freight Forwarders | Couriers | European Union| UK Car Import

Perl

How to find out the name of the current method, and the name of your parent. The caller function provides access to the call stack in Perl. In a list context, it returns your package information: Perl – How to Find Out Who You Are and Who Your Caller Is

Secure

SD cards are based on the older MultiMediaCard (MMC) format, but most are physically thicker than MMC cards. The additional thickness offers two advantages over MMC cards: 1. The contacts are recessed beneath the surface of the card (like Memory Stick cards), protecting the contacts from contact with the fingers; and 2. The SD card is shaped so that it… (more…)

Digital

Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), also known as Eureka 147, is a technology for broadcasting of audio using digital radio transmission. Other digital audio broadcasting systems are listed in Digital radio. The original objectives of converting to digital transmission were to enable higher fidelity, more stations and more resistance to noise, co-channel interference and multipath than in analog FM radio. However,… (more…)