The Full Feeds Petition seems to have reached stagnation. Please help the cause and go and sign it.
Over at Coding Horror, there’s a big post up about Captcha effectiveness. I seemed to have developed an interest in these – I’ve discussed the issue before here and here. A Captcha is a “completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart” – one of those little images with mangled letters which […]
For some reason, I have become an early adopter. I’m currently using Windows Live Writer to create this post. It’s a simple way to write blog entries offline. It downloads your blog templates and current posts and therefore lets you preview exactly how it will look. All rather clever. It’s somewhat surprising, really, that I’m […]
But in rather a nice way… You won’t believe me, but it’s installed already. This post comes from Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista. That’s a half-hour install for an entire operating system. Blimey.
For a while now, I’ve been building a new computer. I put it all together and it seemed to work. Hurrah! So then I tried to install an operating system. I reached for something free – Linux. Unfortunately, despite trying installation CDs from 5 different distributions, they all failed. Hurroo. Yesterday, however, something exciting and […]
Going to the toilet at a urinal is fraught (sp?) with danger. It’s not really permitted to stand next to another man while going; at least one urinal should be left “spare” to provide a safety barrier. A safety barrier against what now? I’ve always conformed to the unwritten rules of urination, even if not […]
Well, my Internet access has returned, finally. It’s been off for a week or so, and I hadn’t bothered to go and fix it. There was always a chance that somebody had taken an exception to my downloading GBs of Linux ISOs and MS Visual Studio Express – and I didn’t really want to risk […]
One day, I shall look back and say: “When I was younger, Britain faced constant terrorist attack.” Hang on… isn’t that the case now? When I was younger, Britain faced constant terrorist attack. My home city was bombed, and hundreds of people were killed during the struggle. Only this time, it was the IRA doing […]
I seem to be wasting an inordinate amount of time computing at the moment. I thought buying a new computer would make my life simpler, but unfortunately it hasn’t. As usual, I’ve entered the great operating system game, where you try and make the computer work and it uses every possible tactic to prevent you. […]
Well, we scored the Swindon. It was OK in the end, although lacking the musical excitement of Bristol. Unfortunately the bells were hard work and my hands hurt. Oh well.
Part of blogging, I find, is that often one plans enormous posts, full of exciting viewpoints and arguments, but these never get written. How is it that I can so perfectly plan what should be said, but when I sit down at the computer then nothing comes out? Often I think that the main problem […]