So I came home to a box on my desk

by on Feb.24, 2012, under News, Random

And this is what I found when I opened it[pe2-gallery]


Box just opened


Out the box with the certificate

[/pe2-gallery]Shame we already have this one at work, I guess he’ll have to stay at home.

It’s taken a month since buying car insurance, but whoever came up with the Compare the Meerkat idea must have been a genius, and the team that got to put it all together must have had loads of fun.

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Making a few changes

by on Feb.18, 2012, under Asides

Its time for a change, I’ve decided to move the blog from he home page to its own page/pages, and start adding some more content, more things I want than things for visitors really.

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Google: Good job they’re not evil…

by on Jul.17, 2011, under News

Yeah OK that’s debatable, but at least they’re honest, they only want our information to make money…

Unless they have plans for world domination then we’re probably all screwed.

Anyway I do have a point here, kinda. I was just thinking how much information they have access to, either because I’ve given them it or if they decide to be naughty (network scanning and buzz privacy issues aside).

As I use Chrome as my browser and search using google, there’s pretty much all my internet activity available to them (chrome shouldn’t transmit this but if it did then they’d have it and I’m sure its something you can turn on), also with an igoogle home page they have more hist to my interests, through my internet use. On top of that I use gmail as my primary client even if I don’t use my google address, so they have access to all my emails and contacts.

As I’ve just recently got an android phone, oh look they now have access to all my communication apart from in person, by snail mail, or landline. And thanks to latitude they know where I am too.

And with Google+ starting off, possibly replacing facebook who knows this  early, they have all the other people not in my other address books and access to all the photos they post of me.

Oh and before I forget all my photo’s get uploaded to picasa too, so chances are they’ll be geotagged and commented.

Erm yeah, so basically they have access to just about everything and anything you could possibly want to know about me, maybe its not such a good thing to all be in the hands of one company but its’s probably all available to other companies too, via my ISP (they could just read almost everything to or from your router) or phone company or all the other companies that nave it all too.

Good job I’m not paranoid then

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Social Networks

by on Jul.12, 2011, under News

Myspace, Facebook, Twitter,  Google Buzz, Linked in, and now Google Plus.

Do we really need them?

Ok I think I closed my myspace as no one uses that anymore, but now I have a facebook account 2 twitter counts, one for friends feeds and one to get all the twitter news that I’m interested in, I kinda have google buzz but don’t use it, a Linked in account I have no idea what I’m supposed to do with as it linked to work and I don’t really want to update that with the rubbish I post on twitter of facebook, and now I have Google+ too.

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Phones Argggh

by on Apr.12, 2011, under News

There’s just too many to choose from.

Too many phones, too many contracts, and so many free gifts too

Starting with some history, When I took out my current main contract, I phoned to cancel my T-mobile contract and as they do to keep their numbers I waws offered a cheap contract with a PSP, it worked out as an 18 month contract to pay for the PSP, it’s actually a £20 contract with £15 discount. Figured what the hell its not a lot of money a month and I get a PSP for no upfront cost.

Leading upto when my contract was ready for upgrade, I was thinking about getting the HTC Wildfire, then just before the upgradable date HTC announced the Wildfire S, which I’ve been waiting for them to announce its available, but its not looking like its happening.

While I’ve been waiting, I looked a little deaper and the Wildfire S isn’t much smaller than the Desire, I was after a smaller phone but as its only about 1cm, maybe I should get a Desire, but the Desire S is coming out so why get the old model when I could get the new.

So again waiting for a phone to be available, I see good reviews of the Sony Ericsson Arc, it sounds pretty good, has Andiod 2.3, the reviews show a good quality camera and they like the interface that’s been added to it. This is a bit too big for my taste, so I’m looking and see that the Neo has just been announced and should be available, so looking at it it has the same quality screen but smaller than the arc and the same camera.

I’ve not had a problem with my Sony Ericsson, if I ever used its camera its actually pretty good, so as everyone seems to have HTC Desires I think I’m going to be different and go with the Sony Ericcson Neo, just as soon as there’s some stock!

So new phone this or next month, if there’s stock available and I can get it on my T-mobile, or wait till its in stock then cancel my contracts and take out a new one on t-mobile transfering my number from Orange.

I wonder what phone I’ll want by the time that one’s available!

On a side note I have a third contract, that costs me absolutely nothing unless I use it, so I always have access to Orange Wednesdays, wonder how much data would cost, maybe I should just buy a phone and cancel my other contracts and just pay for what I use.


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