This morning brought a weird voicemail; the start is cut off, because presumably the computer making the call didn’t realise it was talking to another computer, but it appears to be claiming I have an expired Windows licence, and a penalty of £2,000 or four years in prison. I’m to call Microsoft technical support on… Read More Strange “Windows” phone call
Much has been said in the media about the recent attack on TalkTalk, and the worries that many people have about whether or not their bank accounts might be at risk. That’s a legitimate worry, made worse by the confusing information that the company has given, first appearing to suggest that pretty much everything on… Read More Let’s TalkTalk about privacy and censorship
Facebook’s new look manages to squeeze the stuff I care about into a small central section of the page, with navigation down the left and a stream of promoted junk at the right. Here’s how you can make it a bit more tolerable, if you’re a Firefox user. First grab the Stylish Add On for… Read More Ditching the clutter on Facebook
The first of a few pieces I’ve done for The Register on tech gifts for christmas is now online.
Most of you don’t care about this. Testing a widget. More details at http://bluf.com/api/calplugin.html
Yesterday, I came across an interesting scam on a dating/contact site. I received a message from someone that contained this text Hi! I find your photo on this site: http://tinyurl.com/m9e3xrt This is your site ? You looking for new people… 🙂 Generally, in my experience, when people on sites like this (it’s GayRomeo in this… Read More Affiliate scam on a dating site
Read some of the reports around the web, and you’d be forgiving for thinking that Facebook has decided to charge people to send messages to celebrities. And, you probably think, that doesn’t bother you because you’re not the sort of person who does that. But what they’re really doing is charging for communications to people… Read More Facebook’s communication surcharge