UKIP, The Royals and other random musing.

UKIP are political pioneers!  Whilst most parties wait until they get into power before performing U-turns on their election promises, UKIP have gone one step further and U-turned before that.  With 1 seat the UKIP leader couldn’t have had a good day, failing to win his own seat, he fulfilled an election promise to resign…..and…

Digital Dark Age – And don’t tell me, Google is here to help?

Today we have an article about a digital dark age and how all the data stored for this generation could be lost: Technology could mean that our lives are lost to history, according to experts. What experts am I left wondering and what could happen that would destroy all the data? Lack of backup’s? an…

Elementary OS – Feeling like paying them?

I’ve advocated Linux and free software for years.  I still do. Over the years I’ve also stated many times that proprietary software (and indeed software running on any other license) is fine with me, so long as the user is aware of the limitations and potential consequences of such licence.  That to me is choice,…

ET is not coming and there’s nobody listening

We humans in the main, are social animals.   Perhaps the ultimate example of this are the Alien believers who need to believe in life outside of our planet, but moreover it visiting us. Is the desire to be “not alone” so strong that some people are susceptible to idea’s which go against logic and…

End of the Google Glass? – Can I say I told you so?

I voiced my concerns at the time.  I labelled the “glasshole” as someone who struts around with a silly looking Google device on their face. It surprised me that when Prince Charles was seen with them that this didn’t act as a warning sign for the disinterest of the general public, who when faced with…

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…

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…

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…

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…