Tag: internet

May 18, 2012

I’ve been playing with Dropbox recently, which is a cloud service that allows you to easily share files between multiple computers and mobile phones. I know that some people have the opinion that Dropbox is not as secure as it claims, but I’ve read up…

April 13, 2012

… as I have even started buying flour through them! Following my breadmaking course in December, I haven’t had many hands-on sessions. I’ve used the bread machine for convenience when busy, but was determined to start making it by hand again, as what I made…

March 5, 2012
July 8, 2011

In the wake of the announcement today that the News of the World is to close this weekend, and amid rumours that once the dust dies down, the Murdoch empire will launch the Sun on Sunday as a replacement; it now emerges that an unknown…

April 8, 2011

I signed up for a Twitter account, and maybe I should have been more anonymous than I was (didn’t occur to me), as already I have had people trying to sign up. The fact of the matter is that I wasn’t intending to use it…

April 4, 2011

Livejournal has been out for me all morning. I hadn’t seen anything reported on the web, until I removed my English Language filter on the news. According to Russian News (LiveJournal is owned by Russian company, SUP), there is a distributed Denial of Service attack…

April 1, 2011

FM radio reception has always been a bit hit and miss in my area, which is why I have a couple of DAB radios around the house. However, my bedroom clock radio is still an old FM model (10 years!), and lately, I’ve found things…

February 25, 2011

I mentioned in my previous post that as my HTC Desire is a work phone, I will not be using it for calls while I am in the States, due to roaming costs. Which is why I wanted to look at VOIP again. I have…

September 28, 2010

Someone mentioned this in rec.music.filk, and althought it was off-topic there, I noticed it was on the the guardian website, so checked it out. Excellent parody of online science reporting. This is a news website article about a scientific finding.

July 28, 2010

This amused me. Like many of you, I am used to receiving phishing attempts, claiming to be from my bank, or my ISP. Most are immediately deleted, some make me think a little before I confirm it is a phishing attempt, mainly because my *real*…

July 27, 2010

Google images has changed, at least in the UK (it is likely it has been this way in the US for a while). Loading of a page of images in response to a search seems much quicker, the appearance of the page is nice and…