IP address != address

| April 11, 2016

For years I have been saying that the belief one IP address equals one household is rubbish and harmful. One IP address equals one router, or computer, or even an entire network hidden behind that one address which the outside world can’t see. Our provider like many in the UK uses rotating IP addresses, which […]

A Domain Affair

| March 17, 2016

So I picked up a copy of the Daily Mail (I know, but it is free and fits the cats’ litter tray perfectly) and saw this: Wheelchair-bound Tory disability campaigner sabotages party’s own website A typical Mail headline in using the word ‘sabotage’ which is not accurate: he actually withdrew services, but I don’t expect […]

Stunts – now and then

| April 30, 2015

I went to see the Avengers: Age of Ultron at the weekend. I’ll try to avoid spoilers but, overall it was a bit of a disappointment. It’s a good film, but not a great one. In some ways it felt like a collection of set pieces rather than a single story. The word that came […]

A funny thing happened on the way to the shops…

| November 12, 2014

As you can probably guess from the image above, my day took a bit of an unexpected turn. I was walking along a main road when I spotted this, moving along. It was right in the middle of the pavement by the end of a drive. One pedestrian, one cyclist on the pavement, or a […]

Ads and common sense

| September 15, 2014

I saw this article today, even though its from last Tuesday: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/09/blocking-adverts-napster-for-the-publishing-industryAdsense is like Napster, says the Guardian. Adsense is a necessary anti-malware tool, says I.Their main comparison is that people accept ads in print media and don’t find them annoying so why can’t they do the same online? Probably because it is an apples […]

Ways to type less and get more words out…

| July 10, 2013

Like most people the problem is not that I can’t type fast. It’s not that I don’t type accurately. It’s that after eight hours in front of a screen my eyes bleed and my hands are downright sore.  (and no, I am not getting old, just wearing out…)So what I want is something that I […]

A narrowing of the video games market?

| July 6, 2013

After the fuss about Anita Sarkesian’s series there’s been a lot of talk about strong female leads in video games. It certainly got me thinking about ones I would consider ‘strong’:1) Okami – yes Ammy is a wolf. She is also a beautiful maiden, a mother goddess and very definitely female.   2) Lost Kingdoms […]

Jupiter in flames – a stellar matter

| July 3, 2013

Regarding my “Science Fiction” post from a couple of days ago: I am getting a little irritated by the commentors who keep saying the end of 2010 means humanity would be wiped out by being caught between two suns. In the simulation I have seen (and been given five different links to), the user has […]

When “because science” becomes “because fiction”

| June 27, 2013

Just a post about a pet peeve in science fiction, or one of the reasons I don’t watch sci-fi TV very often anymore since it makes me want to throw things.  Also known as when “because science” becomes “because fiction”.An annoying trend in television science fiction is the nanite conversion. The idea of a species […]

A follow-up to E3

| June 23, 2013

After my last post we witnessed the Sony presentation (staying up until 2am). I said all they needed to do was not mess it up, and indeed they did not. Instead they hit it for six, clear across the boundary, and rounded off with a price point almost £100 under Microsoft.The share price reacted instantly.PS4 […]