Buy this book. If you understand why you need to buy this book, then buy this book. If you don't understand why you need to buy this book then - for the love of all that's worth a damn - buy this book. Just don't listen to the author talk, because he's got an unfortunately … Continue reading Sir Ben of Goldacre
Yes, I know that I'm 29 years old, middle class and white. But fuck it, this is awesome: (yup, it is indeed from this. How did you guess? And yes, I am indeed quite grumpy that I've got to go out every night this week. Can't people leave me alone for, ooh, a month or … Continue reading It goes e-e-e-e-ow e-e-e-e-e-e-blaow
This is awesome statistical-demographic stuff. Combined with Rick Astley and depraved Japanese pornography, it's precisely what the Internet was invented for... [via Matt]
So, it transpires that Apple will launch a 3G iPhone within 60 days. Thanks for announcing that the same day my new TyTn II arives...
The hot drinks vending machine currently has a sign on it saying 'no tea'. Obviously, that made me think of this. I didn't try and get any 'no tea', though.
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
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comments: "190,000 surprised me at first - given that we and the Europeans understand mobiles far too well to buy an outdated overpriced paperweight like the iPhone, I thought the number sold … Continue reading Entertaining iPhone theory
This is a great logical argument: 1) A pretentious man claims that CDs aren't as good as vinyl, despite the fact that they are; 2) If you compress a song to MP3, it doesn't sounds all that great compared to an uncompressed song. People increasingly listen to MP3s on their personal music players, instead of, … Continue reading Half-arsed fallacy
In a Computing Which? survey, Bebo has been rated the best social networking site, ahead of Facebook because its security settings make it harder for unwanted 'friends' to get user information. Yahoo Groups was rated as poorest, due to its lack of social networking features. Relatedly, in a Sarcasm Which? survey, C-BBC has been rated … Continue reading International house of stupid comparisons
[sorry, this post is written in Incomprehensible Geek. If you don't understand what the four letters and three characters before "www.johnband.org" on your screen to the top-left of this post mean, then it's not for you. On the other hand, if you're using a browser esoteric enough that the address isn't displayed Up Top, then … Continue reading Just in case your blog is Top Sekrit