Smartphones for the Stupid

Smartphones for the Stupid

I got one of these incredibly smart phones the other day.  An unbelievably smart phone, but not smart in a neat-slacks-and-jacket sort of way or a tidy-haircut way, or even a [...]

The Wonderful One-Hoss Shay

The Wonderful One-Hoss Shay

I always liked this piece of doggerel, though I’d hesitate to call it a poem.  It was written by Oliver Wendell Holmes a century and a half ago,and it gently [...]

How Consultancy Works

How Consultancy Works

Here’s how consultancy works if you happen to be a government agency or a large private-sector company with bad control of your finances.   Phase I – Preparation First you [...]

Is the Apple Mac a Con-Job?

Is the Apple Mac a Con-Job?

Let me be straight about this: I think Apple products are overpriced and over-hyped, but that’s just my opinion.  After all, nearly everyone I know has a MacBook Pro or [...]

Replacing a Computer

Replacing a Computer

I made shit of my laptop, in the traditional manner as laid down in ancient computer scripture. Throw not thine laptop from the window, nor yet into the Sea wherein [...]

Site Problems

Some visitors will have noticed that the site has been a bit flaky in recent days. This is (probably) not due to an attack by Youth Defence cyber-commandos, or because [...]