Paul Gregg

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Google renames as Alphabet

00112August 10, 2015. Today Google announced that it was renaming itself as Alphabet. The internet did a collective WTF! and nobody seems to understand why. I believe this makes sense from an Antitrust perspective. Today, google has to move cautiously to avoid getting accused of anti-competitive behaviour or using its leverage to benefit its own […]

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Amazon Prime isn’t all that fast

00000I’ve decided to build myself a new computer. I haven’t done this in about 10 years, so there was a fair amount of reading and research to understand all the latest components, processors, chipsets, and compatible RAM. Because this is likely going to have to last me a while, I wanted to go big. Very […]

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Comment: Upgrade cycle madness

00000 It is getting near that time of year when the world goes mad for the next revision of the iPhone. That annual elation when the faithful can upgrade their awesome^H^H^H^H^H^H^H, sorry, now old and crappy iPhone 4S for the shiny new OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!  NEW iPhone 5. And your life is complete. On the other hand, […]

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Blog change to WordPress

00000Well, I thought after calling out Menshn for security flaws, I ought to check if my Movable Type was up to date. It wasn’t and one of the changelogs suggested I should upgrade. However, the upgrade went badly leaving me unable to login at the blog level, or anyone to comment. Admin area was fine. […]

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Amusing, True Near Death Experience.

00000Those who know me will know that there have been two important events occurring in my life this week. 1) Tiling my kitchen, and 2) Trying to buy a HP TouchPad. As part of tiling the kitchen, significant other wanted to replace all the standard white wall sockets with Stainless Steel ones to match the […]

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Vodafone UK + HTC Desire + Android 2.2 FroYo = Fail.

00000Well, it looks like Vodafone UK royally messed up the timing of the HTC Desire OTA Update yesterday.  While most owners were eagerly expecting the announced Android 2.2 (FroYo) update that HTC have been pushing out, Vodafone decided to push out a 2.1-update1 which only provides Vodafone branding, apps, a few bugs, and even a […]

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Amazon 1 – 0 Waterstones, aka this morning’s rant.

00000SWMBO asked me to order a book for her this morning, so being the tightwad that I am, I go hunting for the ISBN and the cheapest place to buy it.Amazon has it for £17.24 and Waterstone’s for £18.49 (but if I order through quidco, then I receive another 8% cashback, making Waterstone’s cheaper). Waterstone’s […]

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Getty Images / BBC Math Fail.

00000From the BBC Magazine today is an article 7 questions on GCSE maths. Can you spot the fail? Yes, epic.

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Register your broadband not-spot now

00000thinkbroadband, formerly ADSLGuide.org.uk, have setup a community site where UK sufferers of the lack of universal broadband can register their inability to obtain broadband (a not-spot) or where you are unable to obtain up to 2Mbps service (slow-spot). The Northern Ireland map is here – if you currently suffer from a lack of, or poor […]

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Comment: Why Firefox is failing in the corporate environment.

00000I’ve sat on this article for a number of years, hoping against hope that the Firefox development team would get off their elite self-indulgent asses and realise that, guess what? – the world doesn’t work the way they think it should. Don’t get me wrong, I love Firefox. I use it daily for nearly all […]

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