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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 isn't Like-worthy — 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. Yay, I've joined the SpaceFace / MyBook revolution.

  • My settings are mine

    · 298 words (munches about 2 mins)

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

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

    · 827 words (vacuums 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 (wastes 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.

  • The curse of the intermittent fault

    · 1480 words (vacuums up about 7 mins)

    When your boiler’s broke. And your water’s cold. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters? A heating engineer? Or someone with a soldering iron and dogged determination?

  • Samsung / Kit-Kat battery drain weirdness

    · 742 words (kills about 4 mins)

    Android is alright as far as operating systems go. It’s no iOS, but far more usable than Windows phone software. Unless it starts eating your battery.

  • Pimp my MacBook

    · 1426 words (wastes 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.

  • Two-factor authentication should be banished

    · 1124 words (eats up 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.

  • No, Google and Microsoft, it's really me

    [6 comments] · 539 words (devours about 3 mins)

    Paranoia about online security is rife. But when safeguards are put in place, it helps to scope out how people might use them first.