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Kittens vs the Daily Mail

This is what the Daily Mail website now looks like on my computer. Let me explain. It’s hard to avoid the Daily Mail. Even if you’d never choose to buy a copy, links to its website are everywhere (except this post, obviously). Some are easy to spot and avoid, but when one is obfuscated by […]

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Hacked off by statistics

Here’s an interesting story from the Press Association, today: One in five university students have hacked into computer systems, from using someone else’s online profile to breaching internet shopping accounts, a survey has found. The idea that “One in five university students have hacked into computer systems” is pretty remarkable. Of course there’s no indication […]

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On Nokia

Nokia, maker of mobile phones and annoying jingly tunes, held a big conference this week in London. I wasn’t invited. On the second day, HTC – previously the maker of truly mediocre Windows Mobile handsets and now crowned iPhone-killer-in-waiting – held its own conference just across town. I wasn’t invited to that, either, but I […]

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Extending battery life on the Aspire One A150

I love my little Acer Aspire One laptop. It’s small, light, has a decent keyboard and because I picked it up for just £150 I’m quite happy to lug it around the world protected by only a jiffy bag and / or rolled up in a jacket. And, since I put Windows 7 on it, […]

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Mouse click event handling in Flash Actionscript 3 (AS3)

When I first used Flash I learned to program Actionscript 2, and handling clicks on objects was easy: you could simply attach code to the movieclip or button. Today I had to do the same thing in Actionscript 3, and it’s all changed, so I thought I’d write the whole process down – from scratch, […]

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The end of the News Shopper “Star Letter” debacle

It’s now two weeks since the News Shopper published a nasty homophobic rant and awarded the sender with a prize – a nice new pen from a local store. Last week there was no mention of the whole sorry mess in the paper – strange, given that the paper claimed it was published to “fuel […]

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