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Online tech writer, novelist/author of sci-fi literature and co-host of the TechBytes Show! I believe in multi-culturalism & diversity. Luton Town FC supporter.
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Twitter – You’ll like it because we say you will.

I’ve written a few times about the “promoted tweets” feature of Twitter, but today I’m looking at the release of news that refers to rogue Tweets that may appear in your timeline because Twitter thinks you want to read them.  If that wasn’t unwelcome enough, you can’t opt out, so listen to Twitter, these rogue … Continue reading

Can anything compete with a gaming console?

I remember gaming on a computer as a child.  It was great fun and created some wonderful memories, however at this time, the complexity of gaming on an electronic device, lacked the depth of board games and entertainment that could be found elsewhere.  For example, Space invaders, Pac Man etc could not replace the more … Continue reading

Distorting the story? – Lets visit Ickesville

There’s nothing like a news story which backs up your opinion/view. It’s even better if you are selling books and tickets to shows with that opinion. And its even better still if you can find a number of “fans” to jump on the bandwagon and help promote that view too. You have to be very … Continue reading

Destiny – Is the game in yours? Lets cut through the hype.

Destiny.  No, not what is going to happen in the future on some set storyline you are playing out in your life. I am talking about Destiny the game, specifically the PS3 version where the hype machine has worked overtime for all consoles and you would be hard pushed to not have at least heard … Continue reading

Chrome to get Android applications

Its being reported that the Chrome OS is set to get Android applications in the coming months. This news probably has many people excited, firstly the non-tech folk who have a Chrome OS device and have looked in envy to the Play Store, whilst being on “show” for all Chrome OS users, doesn’t offer (at … Continue reading

Royal babies, Mojang to be bought & when the best is not the always “the best”

Breaking news – Kate Middleton has morning sickness….. The UK as a rule is very quick to jump on a “welfare state” bandwagon when the public feels someone is getting an easy ride.  Thankfully I’ve never needed welfare/benefits at any point in my life, but I fully support the facility to be there for those … Continue reading

Out and about on the Web – A list of rants & raves

Thanks for giving me a moment of your time for today’s series of rants and raves. I’ll start with the new(ish) WordPress UI. It’s awful. It seems WordPress has decided on giving you a “quick & easy” web based method of creating a post and in doing so has achieved a “cheap and nasty” look … Continue reading

Changing times, busy times and why Google will save Usenet.

I can’t believe its been almost a month since my last post, suffice to say I am almost through one of the busiest periods of my life and have battled that mammoth of tasks – The house move.  The problems were compounded by the fact that my new home is a considerable distance from my … Continue reading

Web roundup 25.07.14 – eBooks, error codes and X-files!

It’s been a funny old week in cyberspace.  Firstly I had a couple of instances of downtime with gMail (which is rare to say the least) but these breaks in service luckily were only for a couple of minutes.  Whilst awaiting service to resume I thought I’d check out Google’s offer to give me a … Continue reading

Musing: Microsoft to offer its software on Linux – A theoretical consideration.

This musing comes as a result of a topic brought up over on Usenet. The crux of this article is around a fictitious headline of: BREAKING NEWS: MICROSOFT RELEASES ITS OFFICE SUITE FOR LINUX Take a few seconds to consider how you would feel, then maybe be kind enough to hear my view. So it’s great? … Continue reading

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Tim Wilson

Writer/Novelist of many facets both in the world of technology and fantasy/sci-fi. Co-host of the TechBytes audiocast and writer for both OpenBytes and Goblin's Domain. Supporter of free and open source software.

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