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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 links 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?

  • Mobile devices make it easy to hack passwords

    · 865 words (laps up about 4 mins)

    If you use your mobile phone or tablet for any kind of Internet application that requires authentication — Facebook, Twitter or online banking, for example — you’re setting yourself up to get hacked.

  • Don't cross the blades

    [2 comments] · 204 words (kills less than a minute)

    Marketing material should always be taken with a mountain of salt, but sometimes it would pay manufacturers to be slightly less terse, or at least consider the reader.

  • The rusty nail of UI

    · 909 words (kills about 5 mins)

    Yet another case of bad user interface design was brought to my attention this evening. How is it possible to design a land line handset wrong? Easy if you’re BT.

  • In search of giants

    · 87 words (eats up less than a minute)

    Internet search rule number one: be precise in your search terms or you might get back things more random than expected.

  • In reflow we trust

    [3 comments] · 718 words (laps up about 4 mins)

    Sometimes it pays to ignore “experts” and do independent research. Especially when those experts are Apple employees who want to sell you a new Macbook or over-inflated spares.

  • In hot water we trust

    · 282 words (vacuums up about 2 mins)

    Signs and labels everywhere, nor any drop of sense. Signs and labels everywhere, it’s time for recompense.