April 2007

They don’t know they’re born, etc.

I have only been an adult for three weeks, but I think I am well on the way towards becoming a grumpy old man. Something happened this Easter that annoyed me quite a lot. Some parents actually gave their children gifts at Easter time. Fuck off! As far as I am concerned, Easter is for […]

The independent Unionist Party

Just a quick post to say that I don’t really understand all of the pointing and laughing currently going on at the suggestion that the Scottish Conservatives might break off from the UK Conservative Party to form a Unionist Party. This is the exact state of affairs all the way up until 1965. It might […]

I’m so lonely on this chart

I am in the run-up to a set of exams. And you know what that means. Lots of procrastination, although very little actual blogging. I have just retaken the Political Compass test. I have come out as: Economic Left/Right: 1.00 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.21 This is the first time I have appeared on the right on […]

Phones vulnerable to SMS and caller ID spoofing

Here is a post that demonstrates how somebody can “hack” your Twitter account as long as they know your phone number. Basically, you can use some dodgy site called FakeMyText to pretend that you are texting Twitter from somebody else’s number. But wait a minute. This is a website that lets you spend your whole […]

Congratulations to Nestlé

For the Smarties egg. This is brilliant. You get loads of different spin-off mini chocolate eggs these days. Most of them can’t hold a candle to the original Creme Eggs. But the Smarties egg is just brilliant. It’s got a really nice inside that’s a bit like how a Milky Way used to be before […]

I am a prude

Actually, I’m not. But I had forgotten about CSS Naked Day, and it would be a bit silly just to take part for half of the day. Anyway, I think (hopefully) this blog works fairly well without the CSS. If you want a look at this blog naked, I know at least that in Firefox […]

Sitemeter can shove their spyware up their hole

A question for you. Has this blog been slow to load for you over the past, say, couple of weeks? I had noticed it, but I just put it down to something loading slowly in the sidebar. These things happen from time to time and usually they get fixed eventually. But I had also noticed […]

vee8: Formula 1 liveblogging / Twittering

Contrary to the post I wrote yesterday morning, this week is actually a very good week for me and new web-ventures! Yesterday I moved Scottish Roundup to its new home. Now I have gone ahead and created that Twitter account for Formula 1 liveblogging. This kind of kills two birds with one stone. The obvious […]

The post below is a lie

It is an April Fool you see. Ho ho. Mind you, I’m not sure how many people are getting in on the action this, since most normal people don’t get up until after midday on a Sunday. (Not me unfortunately; I’m not normal enough.) Anyway, this post is to say that, far from passing the […]

Fed up with being a blogger

You might have noticed that over the past few weeks and months I haven’t been posting as often as I used to. This isn’t the first time this has happened to me. Normally I just dismiss it as a spot of blog depression. I get over it and after a couple of weeks I’m back […]