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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 waste their lives telling each other about their shockingly tedious days 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. I'm too good to be tweeting.

  • Two-factor authentication should be banished

    · 1121 words (wastes 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 (kills 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 (kills 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 (sucks 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 (laps 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 (kills 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”.

  • Rootkit ramblings

    · 671 words (devours about 3 mins)

    Given the media furore these days, you’d think that aside from porn there was nothing but phishing, scams, viruses, trojans, worms and malware on the Interweb. Actually, there’s something far worse than these amateurish exploits.

  • Trial of convenience

    · 690 words (wastes about 4 mins)

    It’s 2010 and the world looks set to be party to a Nazi-style People’s Court show trial of Julian Assange from WikiLeaks. Have things really changed in seventy years?