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Average Days Left To Live

At time of writing I can averagely expect to live for 10306 more days. This website: Life Expectancy Tables - Actuarial Life Tables | Life Expectancy Calculator As a 50 year old male, I need to plan to live to 79. Sobering. As a 40 year old, … [Read more]

Interesting PR Spam/Malware

I received this innocous looking "infographic spam" email (I get a LOT of these, we never publish them). It demonstrates why I use plain text when sending email to prevent spam, malware etc. I was going to send a polite reply when I noticed this … [Read more]

Twatters – 20160726

An archive of my cynical , snarky thoughts published on social media over the last month, or two. Or weeks. Like who cares, its social media. Boss: How'd you fix the WAN problem ? Me: I'm the WAN whisperer. Fear me Boss: Me: Boss: You ignored … [Read more]

Progress in Ebook Software – Finally

Lets face it, ebook reader software is crap. I use both Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks and we haven't seen any change to the software in years. The usability and quality of the software is rubbish. Its complex to load new books, they look awful. … [Read more]

MacOS: Getting 200MB disk emoticon bloat from Skype

I was doing a search in Houdah Spot when I realised that there are hundreds of megabytes of video files in Skype  Application support directory. On checking thes evideo files, they are MP4-encoded memes. What that actual bloody hell is that for … [Read more]

Features I Want In the Next Apple iPhone

A cheaper price. Nothing else. Thats it. You see, I don't need a new iPhone. Because a better camera won't make much difference to my photos. Longer battery life isn't a problem. I deleted Facebook and LinkedIn apps and disabled background … [Read more]

Twitter Thoughts 20160607

An arhive of cynical and snarky thoughts publishing on social media. Walked out of that project meeting without slapping anyone. I feel like such a success today. Hang on. Give me a second. I’m thinking how much or how little I care about … [Read more]

Don’t Do Crowdchat

I'm often invited to participate in Crowdchat sessions on twitter. The answer is always no. Here's why: I have found my followers complain about the pointless chatter that Crowdchat creates. 140 characters limitation makes Twitter a … [Read more]

Fear and Loathing at Interop Las Vegas 2016

I'm just back from presenting at Interop Las Vegas 2016. The conference was great and you really should have been there. Seriously, it was awesome and content that you missed would probably have made your mind bleed and eyes bug out like … [Read more]

Video: How To Husk A Coconut

With your teeth, of course. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQU6o4ooL5E … [Read more]