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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 retweeting the decades old picture of that cat with the lime on its head using bit.ly links has no long-term value — 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.

  • Down with negative logic in programming

    · 699 words (munches 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.

  • Pimp my MacBook

    · 1426 words (sucks up about 7 mins)

    An episode in hardware upgrading for a mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The road is slightly rippled with a flat underside, but well worth it.

  • Windows 10 End User License Agreement to the rescue

    [2 comments] · 466 words (kills about 3 mins)

    Why do software companies think they know what’s best for everyone? In the case of Microsoft, rolling out Windows 10 without asking… make… Stef… mad. Stef SMASH Microsoft.

  • 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?

  • There be treasure in mapping software

    · 521 words (munches about 3 mins)

    While the shortest distance between two points is arguably a straight line, there are times that’s not the case. Beware mapping software and sat-nag.

  • I lost my heart to Agnus, Denise & Paula

    · 1458 words (wastes about 7 mins)

    What has 16-bits, exuded cool and made PC owners cry? Why, the Amiga of course. After tiring of BASIC on the Vic20 and typing strings of hex from the back of magazines into the Spectrum, the Amiga was my new main squeeze.

  • Are we really saving time?

    · 881 words (kills about 4 mins)

    Daylight bloody savings time is upon us once more. That weird tradition where we alter the clocks in order to… well, what the heck do we do it for?

  • Targeted ads have a long way to go in the semantic web

    · 682 words (vacuums up about 4 mins)

    Personalised banner advertising on the Internet is an utter waste of money, effort and bandwidth because the industry have made some fundamentally wrong decisions about what constitutes useful metadata.