Archives, page five.

The Archives are the living record of almost everything that I’ve written for the site over the many years I’ve been running it. Some of the earliest, less-legal and libellous content has been put to the torch.

Ubuntu 10.04 is good, not perfect

Recently released, Ubuntu Lucid Lynx makes a lot of core improvements but in my eyes, falls further back in some aspects. This isn’t another review, it’s a list of what-and-why I hate parts of my favourite operating system along with some suggestions on how to make 10.10 better for everybody.

Published 2010-05-11. Read 4,360 times. 0 Comments.

Linux isn't invulnerable. Don't say it is.

Every month or so, I find some blog or forum post telling the world that because Linux is so hardcore, there’s very little chance of it getting any malware. As you can probably tell from the title, I disagree and want these people to recognise why their arrogance is dangerous.

Published 2010-04-01. Read 22,410 times. 1 Comment.

Everything is new again

It’s been 19 months since my last regular post here. I have a few excuses but I’ve come to realise that I really enjoyed writing… so I’m back. This post is a quick catch-up on what’s been happening with the site and me, and what you can expect from both of us in the future.

Published 2010-03-28. Read 80 times. 0 Comments.

Debranding and Unlocking a Samsung M8800 Pixon

Locked, branded phones are a complete pain in the behind. Period. They shouldn’t sell them but they do. Luckily for you, me and everybody else, you can usually step around these issues. Here’s how I unlocked and debranded a fairly new Orange-locked Samsung Pixon

Published 2009-03-29. Read 14,350 times. 2 Comments. Tagged: technology

Facebook worm

Facebook isn’t all bad but here’s a message that just got sent to my wall for me and all my friends to download. If they’re not careful, Facebook could be going the way of email.

Published 2008-08-07. Read 13,870 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: security trojan worm

My issues with Linux et al

Like a warm ocean current, the tides of contempt are slowly eroding my enjoyment of Ubuntu. I’ve been using it full time for eleven months now but I feel I have to write down my grievances before I find myself jumping ship.

Published 2008-07-23. Read 48,630 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: linux

Product placement gone wild

Films and TV need money to cover their extravagant budgets but is product placement the right way to cover those funds? Warning: media/bandwidth-heavy post.

Published 2008-06-17. Read 21,600 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: film rant sony

So you're thinking of writing a comment…

Then please read this before you do. English is a seriously complex language, something too many of us take for granted. While modern browsers can help us with our spelling, they do little for grammar. Read this post to boost your grammatical karma and avoid my wrath.

Published 2008-04-17. Read 9,380 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: rant

Pimp'd my graphics card

There’s something about shiny PC hardware I can’t resist. In my opinion, the shinier and harder to install it is, the better. Today saw the arrival of a Thermalright HR-03 Plus for my 8800GTS.

Published 2008-04-03. Read 6,280 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: hardware