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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 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. Txt spk iz da bom.

  • Two-factor authentication should be banished

    · 1121 words (devours 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 (devours about 3 mins)

    Google censorship has always been hit and miss. But are the disparities in file downloads intentional to stamp out competition?

  • Customs

    · 332 words (eats up about 2 mins)

    I pity people coming through the UK’s so-called security system. It’s nonsensical, farcical, and utterly corruptible. And that’s it’s good points.

  • Virus protection no no no no no

    · 1483 words (laps up about 7 mins)

    How effective is your virus/malware/rootkit protection? Do you think the software’s doing its job properly? I think otherwise.

  • The bank security myth

    · 411 words (sucks up about 2 mins)

    Don’t get me started on the “security” offered by systems like RBS Secure when buying things online. Can anyone spell snake oil?

  • Craptcha

    [5 comments] · 505 words (devours about 3 mins)

    CAPTCHA allegedly stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”. What it actually stands for is “Chuffing Awful Process That Completely Humiliates Anyone”.