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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 having a midlife crisis 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. Now Im dahn wiv da yoof.

  • OSX Mavericks installation warning

    [2 comments] · 234 words (laps up about 2 mins)

    One thing is conspicuously missing from the preamble to Apple’s OSX 10.9 free upgrade: how bloody long it’s going to take to install.

  • All-knowing Facebook

    · 86 words (vacuums up less than a minute)

    Oh woe is me. Facebook have got me pegged down to the most minute detail, it seems.

  • Pythagoras makes pizza too

    · 193 words (munches less than a minute)

    From the bewildering array of toppings to the decision about which size to order, the world of the spherical rolled dough base is caught in a tangle of marketing confusion.

  • The hunger gaps

    · 1098 words (kills about 5 mins)

    Billions of tonnes of food going to waste? Sounds like a supermarket’s dream. So why the long faces guys?

  • Cloned cards R us

    · 1670 words (devours 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.

  • Enter the velocirapture

    [1 comment] · 547 words (vacuums up about 3 mins)

    In true scouting tradition I’d better get my water wings and fireproof suit out of the loft: Satan’s on his way to town.

  • Count me out

    [3 comments] · 1122 words (sucks up about 5 mins)

    The 2011 census form is available online. That means I can pay it the usual amount of attention that crap software requires: next next next next next next Finish.

  • Warm and fuzzy stats

    · 80 words (munches less than a minute)

    Floating point arithmetic is the bane of statistics. Golden rule: round, round round.