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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Bob Cringley Discusses Oboe

Robert X. Cringely casts a critical eye at Oboe, the mp3tunes locker service, asks Michael Robertson (he of and Linspire) how he thinks the business can be profitable, and looks at how Apple may be doing something similar. read more | digg story

BT ADSL Falls Over; People Notice

Last Friday afternoon was interesting: a shedload of BT business ADSL customers and almost all of their dial-up users lost their connectivity. Oh, when I say BT ADSL customers, I mean “ADSL customers who happen to have a BT Wholesale provided line”, i.e. potentially a massive proportion of all business ADSL customers who aren’t necessarily […]

El Festival!

If you’re in Edinburgh right now, you should tune your radio to 106.9 FM to listen to Festival FM, featuring such luminaries as the mighty John Handelaar! If you’re not in Edinburgh, or can’t pick it up (the reception down in Leith is a bit gash), fire up a web browser and listen online with […]

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