After re-activating this blog for the 3rd or 4th time; I now remember why it goes neglected quite a lot.
The Bleeding Edge – Guernsey Style
Something new has come out, something advanced. Normally a mobile phone of some description. There is one feature you can guarantee, which is a complete absence from any shelves in Guernsey.
Be A Sheep
I was reading my friend Shane’s blog post on Forza Horizon, and how for him it has ruined gaming for him and it got me thinking about in general how we choose technology.
Technology is a fickle thing, let alone new technology. It is one of those fields that whatever you choose; television, mobile phone, games console, anything with a plug for that matter, it will be out-dated within several months, maybe even weeks of purchase. Well before the physical life span of the device expires and for that reason I have come up with the perfect solution to choosing something that will give you the maximum length of time to enjoy it.
Speaking to Nobody
It is wonderful to have the right to speak out, but it is a shame people then have the right not to reply.
I was outraged after not being able to by a pint at a meal, and this prompted me to right an open letter to our local newspaper.
It was published, and I promptly recieved no response. It has now been over two months (nearly 3) since the letters publication, so I presume I will be getting none.
Below is a copy of the letter for my archive purposes, and for anybody that cares to read my rants, and some links for references. And if anybody who has any say in this stumbles acrross this, I would be thrilled to hear your response.
Focus CC Review
My parents are looking at getting a new car. They have always liked Fords. The other day I was writing to a friend and decided to update him on my thought on their current thoughts. A Ford Focus CC. I made a small PDF review to send to him, which can be found below.
Road Rage Redefined
I know I get very upset when people dont use the cycle lane, but this is something else.
In Brazil there was a pro-cycling demonstration, and the man in the car felt ‘threatened’ so drove at the cyclists.
He could now be facing charges of attempted murder.
Anyway, here is the video. This is real!
More information on BBC news here
Technical Writing Fail – Guernsey Press
I know Jason was going to cover this at his blog over at deedoubleyou.net, but he hasn’t. And this was posted on the 4th of Febuary, back when the IPV4 exhaustion thing was current. So I thought I would write a little something about this before its entirely outdated.
Everybody knows we are running out of IPV4 address, and has read about it on about a million technical sites. Well our local paper decided do a small section about it in its ‘world news’ section.
As an IT Professional/Technical person, reading this explanation was painful to say the least. Now, I know they are writing for a non-technical audience, but a small attempt for some sort of accuracy would have been nice.
So without further ado, look after the break for a copy of the article, and my points after reading it.
Oh, and Guernsey Press, keep away from technical writing for a bit please
Distance != Quality
After noticing some of the traffic to my previous post came from some google searches, I decided to search for these terms which brought me to the I Like Fast Internet blog at https://www.fastinternetblog.uk, specifically this post on “Investigating Internet speeds in Guernsey“
So it appears im not the only one having woes. But the engineer at C&W blaming the quality of my line, then this blogs mention of distances from the exchange made me wonder. So did some investigation of my own….
Sorry State of Guernsey Broadband
Well after reading my good friend Jason (deedoubleyou)’s blog post on the recent upgrade of Guernsey broadband here, I thought i would add my two cents. As I have found out this week, an upgrade to 8mb in Guernsey means an upgrade maybe, if you’re lucky By the way if you read the rest of the post, I really recommend OpenDNS, I think its great.
**Warning: Rant Alert**