I was delighted to receive a beta invite to the BBC’s new iPlayer application last night. I logged in with the details supplied, to find a really quite slick ajax-based web interface, and a wealth of BBC content within. Hot pink isn’t really a colour I’d associate with the Beeb, but it works well against the black-and-charcoal background.
Having not had a functional TV since last Friday lunchtime, it was a good chance to see a few things I’d missed. Er, no: not on Vista, not on Firefox. I’ll try it all again later, when I find a slightly older PC.
Actually, I’m finding a growing number of reasons to dislike Vista. If I get brave in the next week or two, I may finally stick Ubuntu alongside it on my laptop. The new visual effects in this October’s Ubuntu release are really quite mouthwatering.