Blog

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Y'know things that are all the rage? Blogs. Everyone has one; or at least had one before Facebook, Twitter and Google+ diluted the realtime pool.

Since I'm nu-old skool — and watching endless streams of people retweeting the decades old picture of that cat with the lime on its head using http://bit.ly/jj056I links is stupefyingly pointless — I figured why not make a blog? The main difference here compared with other people's blogs is that instead of being limited to one topic, you get a little slice of everything all mashed up. Now Im dahn wiv da yoof.

N.B. The views expressed herein are not my own: they have been carefully shaped by a barrage of mainstream media propaganda and fill-in-the-blanks guesswork. Also, I'm prone to lying for the sake of entertainment.

  • Windows installation makes me look bad

    · 1021 words (eats up about 5 mins)

    After many years of installing Windows for people who should know better, I’ve come to the conclusion that operating system makers enjoy raising my blood pressure.

  • Proof of irrelevance

    · 961 words (eats up about 5 mins)

    You know those signs “You don’t have to be mad to work here… but it helps”? Those are in every room at the European Court of Justice. Nowhere else would someone float the idea of a ‘Right to be forgotten’ Internet law and have it taken seriously.

  • Top-level domain name madness

    · 277 words (vacuums up about 2 mins)

    Dot-ninja, dot-guru, dot-news… every month there’s a new set of domain names to choose from. But are the choices that sensible?

  • BitCoin and the 51% attack vector

    · 459 words (eats up about 3 mins)

    BitCoin has had a rough introduction to the world, and the latest threats will test its staying power. Hold course, keep her steady…

  • The smoking PC: lessons in dust and fans

    · 839 words (munches about 4 mins)

    In twenty years of building and maintaining computer systems I’ve never seen this level of damage due to heat. The devil is in the dust, it seems.

  • Yahoo email now with sponsored spam

    [6 comments] · 402 words (vacuums up about 2 mins)

    People logging into Yahoo’s email accounts (like rocketmail) may have noticed a rather nasty-looking advert directly in their inbox. Oh dear, Yahoo, oh dear.