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 having a midlife crisis isn't Like-worthy — 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. 'Coz propah spelling is so last century.

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.

  • Vegetarian vagaries

    · 1178 words (sucks up 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 (munches 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 (kills 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

    [2 comments] · 540 words (devours 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.

  • Downgrades: don't listen to manufacturers

    · 430 words (devours about 2 mins)

    Everyone, it seems, is out to make a fast buck. Even so-called “reputable” big players like HP will willingly break your machine in the pursuit of cash.