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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 copying and pasting the same thing to each other makes me long for a 'Shut up' button — 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.

  • The smoking PC: lessons in dust and fans

    · 839 words (laps up about 4 mins)

    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.

  • Yahoo email now with sponsored spam

    [6 comments] · 402 words (wastes about 2 mins)

    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.

  • Mobile devices make it easy to hack passwords

    · 865 words (munches 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 (laps up 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 (munches 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.