Worst political Flash cartoon *ever*

What the hell is this even trying to say, and what the hell does the music have to do with the subject matter? It's not even the shallow clich├ęs ("ooh, Gordon is the puppet of fat cats, and that's why he didn't let Northern Rock go bust". Not because, y'know, that would have made ordinary … Continue reading Worst political Flash cartoon *ever*

BBC channels Anti-Saloon League

A BBC article on alcohol consumption statistics features a stupid comment: The figures also suggest that alcohol consumption is increasingly a problem among the middle classes. Men and women in "managerial and professional" households drank an average of 15.1 units a week. The same study also shows that men drink, on average, twice as much … Continue reading BBC channels Anti-Saloon League

Spam filters and paranoia

A very long time ago, I had a blog whose software platform I wrote myself. It was pretty ropey by the standards of WordPress and Moveable Type, although it beat Blogger's offer in those days (for really dull reasons, the only server I had access to ran Windows and Access; no existing blog software supported … Continue reading Spam filters and paranoia

Entertaining iPhone theory

Article: O2 (UK) has shifted 190,000 iPhones in its first two months of sales, just short of its target of 200,000. From the comments: "190,000 surprised me at first - given that we and the Europeans understand mobiles far too well to buy an outdated overpriced paperweight like the iPhone, I thought the number sold … Continue reading Entertaining iPhone theory