Category Archives: instant_messaging

On the home straight

This is a short entry to keep you all updated as to why I’ve not been posting here. As of around four p.m. today, K. and I are now legally committed to buying a house, and we get full ownership … Continue reading

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Off: the Register

I used to love The Register. It stood up for digital rights, stuck the knife into governmental IT projects, shone the light on ID cards and gave due attention to the largely pointless and wasteful intrusions of technology in the … Continue reading

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small dot beds and dot large at bears dot bbc at and dot com

The BBC has twin, conflicting pressures that give its web presence a certain flavour. On the one hand, because public service broadcasting does have a certain freedom, then it can adopt technologies quite early, if only on the small scale. … Continue reading

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Who'd have twought it?

You should never listen to me, really. When Twitter could no longer send free SMS updates in the UK, I was one of many that predicted the decline of the service in this country. The reason was my personal experience: … Continue reading

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If we're in the future now, where's my jetpack?

Since staying up for the first round of election results I haven’t really caught up on my sleep until today. I woke at one point last night feeling like I had been drugged, so deep had I been sleeping. Even … Continue reading

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We built this Sadville on rock and roll

Saturday saw me largely confined to the house with my bad back, which meant I missed a party in London and was feeling particularly fed up. I decided, rather impulsively, to drink something and wander round the internet. Only at … Continue reading

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Where am I?

This week I’ll be attending as many literary things as I’m able. If anyone’s interested in meeting up, then feel free: my vanity domain now has an odious Twitter window on it which I’ll try to update with my whereabouts … Continue reading

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