Re: Hold on a mo...
Just the tip.
38 posts • joined 17 Dec 2007
They pushed SOPA, I stopped buying new CDs and DVDs. They pushed ACTA, I stopped buying second-hand discs and cut down to just Netflix, Lovefilm and Spotify. In June Ofcom announced the three strikes plans under the DEA, so I cancelled Netflix, Lovefilm and Spotify. It seems to me that every penny you spend that goes into the hands of the "creative industries" results in lobbying to destroy your Internet freedom.
One of our BT Infinity lines fell over this morning so we switched over to the other one which is fine. If they both fall over, I'll be bothered to try and fix it.
My point is, though, that I would be willing to bear a hundred years of such service from BT in preference to ever having to deal with TalkTalk again. A couple of days ago they started to try and invoice me again for a service that they cancelled a year ago - cancelled through sheer incompetence and deceit on their part. Something good came of it though - it prompted me to create a diagram that shows where TalkTalk appear on the customer service continuum: http://revs.org/blog/where-does-talktalk-appear-on-the-customer-service-continuum/
Cookie-free analytics is so hot right now...
If your only cookies relate to Google Analytics, unless you want to trash your website and your visitor tracking with a horrid cookie consent feature (that the majority of visitors will either ignore or deny), then your best bet is to just move to a cookie-free system, and wait for Google to add this as an option on their Analytics.
I recently published my disappointment over my new Nokia N82 in my blog. It replaced a trusty Nokia 6300, and I was lured away by the promise of a better camera and GPS. What I got was a phone that requires multiple button press for the simplest of operations.
How could they have got the user interface so very wrong?
I got my Tom Tom after three wrong turns:
= firstly in Guildford when we went to the Holiday Inn and I took a wrong turn to another town when we could actually see the Holiday Inn, and this made my children cry.
= Secondly, trying to get back across the Thames after visiting Bluewater in Kent, and heading toward London by mistake.
= and thirdly, trying to come off the M1 onto the M25 and missing it not once, but twice, when I failed to spot the turn off coming the other way too.
I don't understand why they make it so hard to find out that they compress images.
I'm not going to go through the pain of installing a Vodafone device again, repeating my previous experience when I found that all of our carefully crafted websites were made to look like rubbish, unless they are honest about whether the compression system exists and can be switched off.
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