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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 writing #incomprehensible #twaddle u n me l8r lol @knickerlicker has no long-term value — 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. Who says I'm late to the social party?

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.

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

    · 540 words (eats up 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 (laps up 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.

  • Sorting out the Windows trash

    · 759 words (munches about 4 mins)

    Why is the Windows trash can called a Recycle Bin? You don’t take the contents, melt it down and make something else out of it.

  • Downloading danger

    · 576 words (wastes about 3 mins)

    Copyright. Restrictions. Legal threats. DRM. Piracy. Alligators befriending canaries. There are lots of inexplicable things in this world, but the entertainment industry take some beating.

  • Five reasons why Emoji sucks as a language

    · 1405 words (wastes about 7 mins)

    With the meteoric rise in the use of Emoji, I can’t help but wonder if people really have missed the point of communication.

  • TTIP, ISDS and the contract mismatch

    · 858 words (devours about 4 mins)

    The proposed trade deals between the US and Europe are shady at best. Shrouded in secrecy until recently, I couldn’t figure why aspects of it were necessary. Until now.