Year: 2013

 

What if?

What if you speak a truth that is so unpalatable to the rest of the human race? What does that mean? The current status quo dictates that you are marked for ‘exclusion’. Who do you think you are? The ‘establishment’ shall not be disturbed. Now bugger off and think aboutRead More

Malware, PUPs and PUMs

I’m ashamed of myself because I’ve been caught out by a malware trap. I accidentally clicked some link that took me to a site that looked just like the reputable Adobe. A popup message said that my flashplayer may be out of date “click ok to update”, then I getRead More

Of cat love–human love–and Dawkins.

If you’re expecting or looking for thoughts on loving cats or the love of cats, kindly depart now.  I’ve been thinking about my cat and his relationship to me (and vice versa – if you please), over the last several weeks. This has led me to think about how humansRead More

New Computer

This arrived today from Amazon – much cost £1200. I hadn’t planned to go shopping for a computer. What happened? My regular laptop which I bought in May 2011 from Amazon had been developing a power input problem, then a hinge got broken – not by me (and there’s another storyRead More

Life Reminders

A suitable smartphone to run this is required. Life Reminders is a neat little application that does the job of reminding you about stuff that’s coming at you, or has to be done. Here’s a list of examples: 1. You can also set it up to send SMS messages forRead More

So arrogant!

I’m so technologically advanced that I only just realised 2 hours after awakening this morning that the time-keeping devices I usually use (wrist watch, bedside clock and computer) had gone back (end of BST that is). This only occurred to me when I spotted the clock on the wall whichRead More

Thought for tomorrow

Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed. – Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662)

Annoying

Why should this TED video annoy me? I have no problem with the content of what is said per se. So what could be the problem? It’s this syndrome that the humans are developing where: 1. Some big-fish researcher with fancy machines investigates some fascinating thing – and comes upRead More

SORTED

The commenting system is now fixed (fingers crossed). I’ve don’t four test comments which now appear in the right places. How it was fixed: Avoidance of panic attacks. Not spending tons of time reading what idiots have written on the net about it. I had a look but I wasn’tRead More

Commenting issue

The site has developed a bug, where comments to one post end up against another entirely different post. Yes – the usual is to assert that “There’s a virus!” Then to start squarking and flapping around shouting “VIRUS, VIRUS!!” Or “HACKER!! HACKER!!” etc.  No such thing is reality – butRead More

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