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 validate their own self-importance erodes my will to live — 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. Txt spk iz da bom.

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 10 End User License Agreement to the rescue

    · 461 words (laps up about 3 mins)

    Why do software companies think they know what’s best for everyone? In the case of Microsoft, rolling out Windows 10 without asking… make… Stef… mad. Stef SMASH Microsoft.

  • Vegetarian vagaries

    · 1178 words (munches about 6 mins)

    Ian Dury and the Blockheads gave us “Reasons to be Cheerful”. Frank Turner gave us “Reasons Not to be an Idiot”. Nobody’s yet explored “Reasons Not to be a Vegetarian”. Until now.

  • Two-factor authentication should be banished

    · 1121 words (wastes about 5 mins)

    The title of this outpouring should be “2FA considered harmful” but articles containing ‘considered harmful’ are harmful and attract abuse from people who claim to know better. But 2FA is crap, and here’s why.

  • Chrome vs Irfanview: malicious intent

    · 509 words (vacuums up about 3 mins)

    Google censorship has always been hit and miss. But are the disparities in file downloads intentional to stamp out competition?

  • There be treasure in mapping software

    · 521 words (devours about 3 mins)

    While the shortest distance between two points is arguably a straight line, there are times that’s not the case. Beware mapping software and sat-nag.

  • No, Google and Microsoft, it's really me

    [4 comments] · 540 words (munches about 3 mins)

    Paranoia about online security is rife. But when safeguards are put in place, it helps to scope out how people might use them first.