Archives, page nine.

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.

Apple needs to respect its users

They warned you but Apple decided to follow through and give those iPhone enthusiasts exactly what they wanted: shiny, bricked iPhones. Well done Apple. Way to meet the needs of your customers.

Published 2007-09-28. Read 3,630 times. 3 Comments. Tagged: apple iphone rant

O2 giveth; O2 taketh away

O2 are souring the pot by removing video calls from inclusive minutes. From next year they cost as much as a cheapish sex line. Hoorah for progress. Hoorah for competition. Perhaps Google can fix things.

Published 2007-09-23. Read 2,260 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: google o2 technology

Spinning the figures

Stats are a tricky thing. When you’re trying to push an argument and you have raw statistics by your side, it’s usually very easy to feed them to your audience in a fashion that misrepresents them. Using that as a base you can form conclusions varying from just misguided to outright lies…

Published 2007-09-22. Read 2,090 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: rant statistics

O2: Unlimited means less than 35megs

Another day, another "unlimited" claim. This time from the mouth of O2’s CEO regarding their new "unlimited" data plans. What he didn’t tell people at the iPhone unveiling is that unlimited actually means just 35megs. Spot the difference.

Published 2007-09-19. Read 6,780 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: o2 rant

3 moments in Vista that make me consider Linux

While I definitely think some elements of Vista are definite improvements, 10 months of experience has shown me there are some things that just annoy me to my very core. Here are the three things that most make me wish I had the strength to move over to Linux — full time.

Published 2007-09-06. Read 8,530 times. 34 Comments. Tagged: linux vista windows

How to block Adblock

I totally abhor all the recent ranting on how Adblock is going to destroy the online economy so I’ve written them some code. They can be obnoxious about the way people view their sites and block them or they can get on with things. What I’ve written is technically DRM 2.0. Please don’t hate me.

Published 2007-09-03. Read 107,800 times. 6 Comments. Tagged: drm javascript webdev

My phone nightmare (2007)

Well it’s been a good year on o2. They did Harri and myself rather well last year by offering us a £35 contract but giving us £10 off each month. The tariff gives us 500 anytime minutes and 500 texts. This year is a completely different story. Tariffs are getting worse, not better, with

Published 2007-09-03. Read 1,900 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: personal

Getting ready for WSWD 2007

Just under a year since the original What Slows Windows Down article and I’m gearing up for the third in the series. This time it’s an antivirus-only arena and it’s shaping up to be quite a deathmatch…

Published 2007-09-02. Read 2,530 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: benchmarks news security