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 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 bit.ly links 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. I can now omit vowels and apostrophes with impunity.

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.

  • Media, charity and the art of caring

    · 1588 words (kills about 8 mins)

    The problem with doing something for a good cause — say, releasing a charity single — is that any attack on the effort is automatically equated to an attack on the cause. Thanks, mainstream media.

  • Election 2017: the clear winners are us

    [2 comments] · 1082 words (munches about 5 mins)

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaa. That’s me laughing at the cocksure Conservatives who have given the UK another hung parliament. Which is actually fantastic news.

  • Adam Smith faces investigation for feeding people

    · 752 words (vacuums up about 4 mins)

    Trading Standards have clearly nothing better to do than prop up our throwaway society. Commerce over common sense has to end.

  • Football violence is built into the game

    · 1240 words (laps up about 6 mins)

    Ask anyone for ten things they associate with football, and pretty high up on everyone’s list is the word ‘hooligan’. Turns out there’s a very good reason for this, and it’s not what you might think.

  • The changing face of broadcast TV

    [1 comment] · 1167 words (laps up about 6 mins)

    The BBC are desperate. They need your money so badly, they’ve changed the way they impose their tax, regardless of how you consume TV. I don’t think they have the resources to do that.

  • Security without atoms

    · 174 words (wastes less than a minute)

    Ambiguous signage is a pet love of mine. Saving a few bucks to print less is fine, unless the meaning can be misinterpreted.

  • Down with negative logic in programming

    · 699 words (eats up about 4 mins)

    I’m on the warpath against any programmers that employ negative logic in their code. Desist from never supplying positive assertions. Right now.

  • Samsung / Kit-Kat battery drain weirdness

    · 742 words (kills about 4 mins)

    Android is alright as far as operating systems go. It’s no iOS, but far more usable than Windows phone software. Unless it starts eating your battery.