Author Archives: blindjustis

Firefox

Thought I would share this little tip. The auto form filling drop downs, they pop up when you fill in your username, and if you are not careful in checking that you really tabbed to the password, you can end … Continue reading

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Warren Buffet

I’m not the sort to idolize people. I never had any real heros when I was a Kid. So when I quote somone, it’s because the idea meant something to me rather than who they are. I came across a … Continue reading

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Phone Scam

This was a scary one. Someone attempted to scam my wife last night. It worked like this – She got a call purporting to be from the police, reporting that they thought her debit card has been cloned. They advised her to … Continue reading

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New Year Resolution

So… In attempt to make the worlds least likely to succeed new year resolution, I decided to spend 2013 learning more things than seem sensible. The plan is to spend no more than 1 hr on each per week, mostly … Continue reading

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Spam Email

Gosh spammers are starting to work hard. Normally you can see from the email address that it’s rubbish – for example a recent ‘linked in invitation’ was from “LinkedIn.Invitations” <83F85A3@kannenberg.g2n.de> Bit of a giveaway. This one though is almost to a … Continue reading

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The Path to Revolution

I read something a while ago that keeps coming back to haunt me. It’s in the introduction to Trotsky’s History of the Russian Revolution. Today there are a lot of actions by governments, particularly that belonging to the USA, that … Continue reading

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Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

Wow. Ok perhaps a little whimsical to be my perfect book, but on a par with “The Gone Away World”. Better characters but less wild imagination perhaps. My main concern is that I may not get to hear more about … Continue reading

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Redshirts by John Scalzi

Is an entertaining jaunt. It’s not “ruin-your-underware funny” as suggested on the cover, but it does hit that difficult combination of light tone with a real story line. The plot is deliberately unlikely, but written in such a manner as … Continue reading

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Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

An interesting number of authors have lined up to good things on the cover of this novel. I have to say I’m not sure why. The plot, politics in a fantasy city is potentially very interesting. It is well worked … Continue reading

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Prometheus

Ok – just seen Prometheus. Question: What was Mr Scott Smoking? That made NO sense at all. Children tell better stories. It was wonderfully made. But still wonderfully made rubbish is still rubbish. Did he get pissed off with people … Continue reading

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