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 copying and pasting the same thing to each other bores me — 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. 'Coz propah spelling is so last century.

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.

  • My phone wants to kill me

    · 154 words (sucks 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 (laps 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

    · 347 words (munches 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 (devours 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.

  • My settings are mine

    · 298 words (wastes about 2 mins)

    Oi, Apple! When I set some user preferences, have the decency to honour them because it’s my choice, not yours.

  • I'm in the wrong business

    · 1114 words (devours about 5 mins)

    Time for a change of career. Forget making money the old fashioned way doing things I enjoy. I’m going to sell software to schools and governments. They’ll buy anything.

  • Why you should never use your fingerprint to unlock your phone

    · 827 words (laps up about 4 mins)

    Unlocking your phone with a passphrase, password or pattern takes time. Using your thumbprint is virtually instantaneous, and it’s guaranteed to belong to you, right? Wrong.

  • Downfall of the ubiquitous hashtag

    · 712 words (sucks up about 4 mins)

    The hashtag: the cornerstone of social media. Trends. Analytics. Fun. But I sometimes wonder if certain entities understand what it’s actually for.