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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 pretending they are the centre of the universe 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. Who says I'm late to the social party?

  • BitCoin and the 51% attack vector

    · 459 words (laps up about 3 mins)

    BitCoin has had a rough introduction to the world, and the latest threats will test its staying power. Hold course, keep her steady…

  • They call him Mr Lucky

    · 134 words (sucks up less than a minute)

    It’s time to put on make-up. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to win by email on the spammer’s show tonight.

  • The acquisition scam

    · 676 words (sucks up about 4 mins)

    Buy, buy, sell, buy, sell. The scramble for your customer data is as hot as ever, but it comes with a price tag that need recouping.

  • Cloned cards R us

    · 1670 words (vacuums up about 8 mins)

    Gah, it appears I’m merely another statistic in the credit card fraud graph. But I think I’ve figured out why this form of crime is rife. And it’s not the obvious answer.

  • The premium rate merry-go-round

    · 270 words (devours about 2 mins)

    The lengths that companies will go in order to try and secure some extra revenue via their non-geographic phone lines.

  • A personal appeal to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

    · 45 words (kills less than a minute)

    Fed up with the Wikipedia banner advert that refuses to die no matter how many times you click ‘x’? Me too.

  • Cui bono?

    · 557 words (devours about 3 mins)

    I pity anyone who has to visit the Benefits office; scammer or legit, there’s something unsettling about talking with people who don’t listen and won’t comprehend.

  • How to annoy the Papacy

    · 171 words (sucks up less than a minute)

    A list of slightly unorthodox activities that could supplement the UK visit by His Holiness this week.