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 waste their lives telling each other about their shockingly tedious days 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. I can now omit vowels and apostrophes with impunity.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Internet search rule number one: be precise in your search terms or you might get back things more random than expected.