Blog

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Y'know things that are all the rage? Blogs. Everyone has one; or at least had one before Facebook, Twitter et al diluted the realtime pool.

Since I'm nu-old skool — and watching endless streams of people having a midlife crisis is stupefyingly pointless — 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.

  • Save the shelves: how to stream a movie collection

    · 1938 words (eats up about 9 mins)

    I have hundreds and hundreds of DVDs taking up space on shelves in my living room. A huge investment that I don’t want to lose, and I love movies. Time to get my geek on and find a better way. Step into my parlour to see how I did it…

  • The problem with policy

    · 631 words (kills about 3 mins)

    One week to go until December’s UK general election. Will anyone we put in office make a difference without being prodded? I’ll give you a clue: the answer rhymes with low ducking pay.

  • Digital bottlenecks

    · 1077 words (wastes about 5 mins)

    Throwing technology at the service industry to improve customer service is the trend du jour. But it seems that ill-conceived rollouts have negative effects on customer experience.

  • Erecting digital walls

    · 1053 words (sucks up about 5 mins)

    The internet operates without national boundaries. Countries and governmments operate within them. They see this as a problem. Here’s why.

  • My phone wants to kill me

    · 154 words (eats up less than a minute)

    Automated calls. We’ve all had them. But what do you do when they go wrong with rather comedic results?

  • When automation goes incorrect

    · 214 words (vacuums up less than a minute)

    Text to speech still has a way to go before it becomes broadly useful and not inadvertently funny, it seems.

  • Making little changes

    · 352 words (laps up about 2 mins)

    Self-improvement is not restricted to once a year as a New Year gig. It’s a continuous process. Let’s all change one little thing. Today.

  • Passport shenanigans

    · 310 words (laps up about 2 mins)

    Help! The government can’t locate me in a photo so I won’t be able to travel anywhere until they do.