Category Archives: Internet
iCloud Notes in Mozilla Thunderbird (The Story)
I’ve used ‘Notes’ quite a lot on my iPhone since I got my first one (an 8GB 3G) in 2008; usually for little reminders, shopping lists, a note of what Christmas presents I’ve already bought etc. When I was bought an iPad in 2010 you could sync notes between the iPhone and iPad using Apple’s ‘me.com’ service. I then started using ‘Notes’ for a few more things – common phrases […]
Recording The Scammers
I managed to record a scam call today. I admit that it wasn’t my best work, I didn’t even get to tell them I was on a Mac and I know their tricks… But still, it was a first attempt and I think I was concentrating more on getting it recorded than actually dealing with them. I do like to think though that because of me wasting their time for […]
New Scamming Technique (But It’s Still Obvious!)
I’ve not seen one like this before… They’re basically admitting to being scammers but because they only ask for $600 it is somehow OK…: Dearest one, PLEASE STOP DEALING WITH THOSE PEOPLE/OFFICE…. My name is Mrs. Mary Susan Derrick. I am an US citizen, I am one of those that were scammed by Nigerian scam artist 4 years ago and i received a compensation notification from the Joakin compensation house […]
BBC: “Broadcast Before Consent”?
I was quite shocked yesterday to read a short article from the BBC regarding use of images from The Twitter and The Facebook during the recent London riots. The article revolved around the fact that one Andy Mabbett complained about the BBC using photo’s from Twitter, and other social media sites, in their coverage of the riots without permission from the owners. The complaint (and subsequent response from the BBC) […]
I Got 33% Shorter
The other week I bought a new domain name – ‘maft.co’. Currently I use ‘maft.co.uk’. Why did I buy it? Well, partly because I could and it was available and partly because it’s three characters shorter. Wow, three whole characters I hear you say in disbelief. Well, three characters shorter from ten is actually 33% so it is actually a pretty big saving. I use The Twitter (@MaFt) a lot […]
Can I Be Committed?
There’s this thing called ‘Music Monday’ that @girltaristhan does on her blog. Admittedly she stole it from Rickie (and probably numerous other folk across the interwebs). Basically, every Monday you do a short blog post about a band and 5 songs of theirs that you like or that have some deep meaning in your life that you can pretend your readers actually care about. You start with the letter ‘A’ […]
Great Spelling… But the Wrong Word!
I got an email today from the wonderful CCL Computers (that sounds more sarcastic than it actually is – they are a great company!) as a hard drive I bought from them failed during it’s warranty period. The drive turned out to be discontinued and so I was asked to find a suitable replacement around a similar price, which I did, and replied to their email. This morning I had […]
A Good Pseudo-Holiday
For those who don’t know I manage the Speed Camera Database for PocketGPSWorld.com (among other things). There’s only me who does this so any time away from processing submissions results in having to do the work anyway so my one week holiday in the Costa del Sol now means I have one week’s worth of camera submissions to process as well as those submitted since my return. In other words, […]