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 […]

Phone help needed

Despite my frightening net addiction and general interest in techy stuff, I am a bit of a Luddite when it comes to mobile phones. I got my first phone only three years ago, which probably made me among the last ½% in the country. I have only owned two phones, including the one I currently […]

Some ideas for Twitter

Over the weekend, with all the excitement of F1, I decided to have a go at liveblogging the grand prix weekend. Liveblogging the normal way can be a cumbersome task. It involves constantly refreshing the edit page and is generally pretty clunky and (for something that’s meant to be ‘live’) slow. It dawned on me, […]

Handwriting — who needs it?

Is handwriting really needed any more? Kids around the world are forgetting how to handwrite — because all of the writing we do is on the computer. It’s a familiar story. Every time we went back to school after the long summer break, my friends and I would all comment that the most difficult thing […]

Procrastination?

I thought I’d write about a couple of cool websites I’ve been visiting recently. Back in the day I used MyBlogLog to keep track of what links visitors to this blog were clicking. But then I got bored of it and stopped using it. When I heard that Yahoo! was thinking of buying it, I […]

LOL mate!

I bought a diary today, and you know how diaries always have several dozen pages of “useful” (ie. useless) information. Well mine has two whole pages of text abbreviations. It claims that ‘LOL’ means ‘Lots of luck’. I’m not sure I can trust that sunrise and sunset chart any more.