Category Archives: Internet
Netflix, VPNs and UK/US Content
The other week there was a bit of a hoo-ha online about how Netflix were allegedly blocking VPNs from accessing their American content. I know my Dad will be reading this, so let me explain about VPNs. Firstly, it is a VERY different thing to a VPL! Netflix, and various other sites, have methods in place so that you can access certain content if you’re from a certain region – […]
BT: The Saga Continues…
This is getting longer than the Star Wars Saga now*… Following on from my initial moan about BT and my second blog post about it I thought I’d give an update seeing as they have annoyed me yet again. And I still have no Internetz. On Saturday morning (5 days after BT should have installed my broadband) I submitted a support request to @BTCare who had already said that if […]
BT: Bloody Terrible
Follow on from this post So 8pm came and went, I called them and spent 40 minutes on the phone to India but couldn’t actually get anywhere because the orders and billing departments were both closed. So they have requested a call-back for me between 10-11am tomorrow… I wonder if THAT one will materialise? As you can guess, I’m pretty mad – even more annoyed at the number of broken […]
Moving to BT: Not The Best Start…
On Friday 23rd November we exchanged contracts and agreed a moving date of Friday 30th November. On that day I also ordered BT’s Infinity 2 60MB Fibre Optic Broadband Package as my previous supplier of 60MB broadband, Virgin Media, don’t do our new address. After ordering I was told they couldn’t connect it all up until Monday 10th December. A bit annoying, but I could live with tethering on my […]
Self-hosted WordPress Users – A Tip About Photos
I’m just transferring all the media over for new client who is moving from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress site (using my hosting company Salt & Light Solutions) and it reminded me to write this post…! The photos that had been uploaded to the WordPress.com blog were approx 4MB each (4272 x 2848 pixels!) – this causes a few problems when you transfer to self-hosted. 1) space issues, 2) bandwidth […]
Microsoft Scammer Confused by Dreamweaver on a Mac
The scam calls are coming in thick and fast at the moment! This time I thought I’d start from the outset as being a Mac user – we don’t have the same icons as Windows users so this throws the caller to the point where he had to get his supervisor! Enjoy!
If you follow me on The Twitter (@MaFt) then I apologise as you’ve probably read all this anyway but I thought I’d share the amusing tale of two people who kept me entertained for nearly an hour this evening. The following is a copy & paste of my live-tweeting earlier this evening.
Another Phone Scam – This One Was Fun!
It’s been a while since I recorded a phone scammer but I had another one today. I missed the first 30 seconds or so as I was fumbling with my iPhone to find the SoundCloud app which it appears I’ve managed to delete. Or Mini-MaFt has deleted… So I quickly launched up the Voice Memo app and hit record. The results of my entertaining call from 009806553210 are below. It’s […]