• I am Magellan After reading some interesting stories of what life inside virtual worlds could be like in the future, I was inspired to do a bit of writing of my own from a different perspective on Second Life. Beep, beep. Beep, beep. Neuro slowly opened one eye, looking towards the red light blinking plaintively on his aging […]
  • I Won’t Do What You Told Me Update 2009-12-13 17:54: updated Facebook group URL, charity total Update 2009-12-13 21:49: original Facebook group is back! Update 2009-12-14 08:00: It’s Monday! BUY IT NOW! Update 2009-12-15 13:00: Keep buying! A one day push isn’t enough, it needs to be sustained throughout the week! We’re currently up 10% over X Factor Joe! Update 2009-12-20 00:10: […]
  • Virgin’s 10 Reasons That Wind Me Up I got a letter addressed to “The Occupier” from Virgin Media this morning. It’s the latest in many advertising missives that I’m convinced I’m only sent because someone has surveyed the street and spied my Sky minidish attached to my back wall. So this one I got this morning has listed ten reasons to switch […]
  • Strange iTunes Censorship I was flicking through the iTunes Store this morning and noticed something odd … some words in reviews and track titles had asterisks in them as though they were swear words (e.g. ‘b*ll*cks’). But they didn’t appear to be swear words. iTunes uses allmusic for the bulk of their album and single reviews, so luckily […]
  • YouTube Hasn’t Been “Hacked” YouTube is currently off the air. Several people are citing a blog post describing the issue as youtube.com being the victim of DNS poisoning. However, this simply ain’t the case. YouTube hasn’t had their DNS hijacked; Yelvington describes a wildcard match in the whois tool which let’s you see not only youtube.com but other records […]
  • Things That Are Awesome There are things in life that suck. This list is not of things that suck, it’s of things that are awesome. My job; pursuant thereof, San Francisco, and regular trips thereto (next one in December); additionally, the stupidly weak US dollar Apple Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” Beechams Flu Plus caplets The Crystal Method Ubuntu […]
  • Ketchup I like to blog, but I’ve been remiss in posting. So what better time than the end of the year to post what I’ve been up to. Three tomatoes are walking down the street: a poppa tomato, a momma tomato, and a little baby tomato. Baby tomato starts lagging behind. Poppa tomato gets angry, goes […]
  • ADSL Badness; Unrelated Amusements My ADSL connection is currently tres latent due to some Cisco badness on BT’s part. If you’re trying to call me on Skype or my VoIP number, it’ll either sound like I’m the Moon, or it won’t connect. You may also find my site a tad slow too until it’s sorted out. Still, in other […]
  • The Internet is Weird I got pinged with a friends list request last night on MSN Messenger (although I use Gaim to connect to the network instead of Microsoft’s crappy ad-laden client) from someone I added years ago. I hadn’t heard from them for a while and I think I’d deleted them since Gaim reported I wasn’t on their […]