Monthly Archives: October 2008

ISPs: from bad to worse

Okay, I promise that this will be the last post bashing ISPs for a while. This one is special though and displays shocking behaviour on several levels. Not being happy just spying on what you look at in order to … Continue reading

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ISPs and revenue streams

“Unlimited” broadband packages were highlighted on The Gadget Show on Channel 5 last night. Mike Fairman, Head of Broadband for O2 attempts a pathetic analogy to some guy in front of you in the queue taking all the food in … Continue reading

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On Net Neutrality

It’s hard work being an Internet service provider these days. What with all those iTunes downloads, user-generated video sites like YouTube, IPTV and video-on-demand services like the BBC iPlayer eating up bandwidth. That’s just the legal stuff. Those nasty P2P … Continue reading

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Keeping things in order

At the end of last week The Dome on George Street here in Edinburgh put up their traditional festive decorations – fully ten weeks before the 25th of December. The shops are full of Christmas cards and scary masks. Access … Continue reading

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Election ’08

He who slings mud generally loses ground. – Adlai stevenson Well that’s it. Nobody landed a knockout blow to dramatically alter the polls in the final pre-election debate last night. Race over I reckon. The USA has a new leader. … Continue reading

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Punctuation: ur doin it rong

At the weekend I was amused to make the discovery that the Grammar Nazis have made it as far as the men’s toilets in the Star Bar here in Edinburgh: I’m noticing this apostrophe abuse more and more. I even … Continue reading

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Money, money, money

I’m glad to see that there is still a good amount of humour in-and-among all of the doom and gloom in the financial world. The meme-jumping Sad Guys on Trading Floors blog offers a certain amount of schadenfreude although it’s … Continue reading

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Lifestyle changes

A few weeks ago I went to get my blood pressure and cholesterol checked during National Know Your Numbers! campaign week. Being male, I’d not been to the doctor surgery for a long time (it’s full of sick people) and … Continue reading

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