* Posts by biznuge

19 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Aug 2008

GoDaddy puts gratuitous sexy pics on IT content

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Better img here actually...


click the pic on the right, a bit further down the page...

Just for info.

Hiccups in Apple's iCloud after yesterday's hack of hapless hack


OS Agnostic

BRIAN: Are you the Judean People's Front?

REG: Fuck off!

BRIAN: What?

REG: Judean People's Front. We're the People's Front of Judea! Judean People's Front. Cawk.

FRANCIS: Wankers.

This whole Apple/Android thing is getting fucking ridiculous... You all have shiny shit containing billions of tiny transistors in your pockets, all put there by people who want you to licence their shit.

I use smoke signals. feckin erses.

London's Oyster card website still down after 12-hour outage


if your service was going to have planned downtime you'd have planned to provide feedback to customers I'd have thought, rather than leaving an unstyled error.

Educating Rory: Are BBC reporters unteachable?


Re: Err...

it's not splitting hairs. HTML is script. it has absolutely no (real) conditional constructs, and is merely a medium for presentation... To this extent it isn't "coding" in any realistic sense, unless you misunderstand the meaning of of the word... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_programming

HTML isn't necessarily easy. providing markup that is semantic, well formed, light, and works across multiple formats and multiple standards is (in my own experience) fairly bloody difficult most days. You're right though. This doesn't make it "Not code"... What makes it "Not Code" is the fact that it isn't "Code". it's a presentational medium that gets whisked across the internet as the result of a request to some server software operating on a remote machine somewhere transmitted via TCP/IP across multiple routers worldwide, which is then rendered in all it's glory on a clients monitor via a web browser...

I learnt to "code" before PHP or ASP existed, and learned without HTML. I suspect many others in the industry did too.

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What a waste of good hardware...

Here's a youtube vid of Rory unboxing his new raspberry PI.


Maybe he'll do some HTML on it...

The Node Ahead: JavaScript leaps from browser into future



Surely the real-world application of an application (hunh) would determine its own relative measure of real-time. I'm fairly sure that I wouldn't be comfortable with my local nuclear reactor running on asynchronous javascript, but for tracking a parcel, it would seem to be as "real-time" as any customer might require...

Home Office crime maps go to street-level detail



they're using Amazon Web Services, Elastic Compute Cloud, EC2, E.

Although I think they must have paid the invoice in Walkers crisp packets for all the computing power that seems to be eminating from the service.

This is Monopoly City Streets [circa 2010] all over again, although in that instance it wasn't being funded by a large proportion of my bastarding wage...

No load test

No overage plan


No-ones head on the block...

Big fat hairy bollocking knobs...

Middlesbrough cabbie relieves lad of iPhone



is this the same Ryan Horkan who likes "why do all imagrants insist on moving to middlesbrough" (excuse the spelling. it's not mine).


It certainly looks like him to be fair.

a) why is this news, of any kind........?

b) why get into a taxi if you haven't got enough money to pay the bill (unless you plan to find a nice cul-de-sac with footpath access)...?

c) why , if you know you haven't got enough money on you, but DO have enough money at home, would you mention said first consideration in the first place....?

d) Nothing here makes any sense. Sounds like the lies concocted by an immature mind. this all sounds like utter barse...!

'Death to browsers!' cries Apple mobile-app patent


There's an app for that...

And that app is available on pretty much every device we now use...

and it's called a web browser...

and all you need to do is write a little bit of js/css/html and there you go, you're away.

"Apps" are starting to do my ****ing tits in now, especially when you think about trying to write something that's cross platform (ie BB, ayePhone, Android) with fallbacks provided for users on non catered for platform (ie in a standard or lower mobile browser).

I agree there are certain things that are useful in an app. take that spirit level doobrie, or shazam (although to be fair I already have a spirit level) but providing things like NEXT's shopping app, can only waste time and effort that could otherwise be ploughed into creating a great site.

Which could be viewed by a user on their device (whatever that happens to be).

Or am I missing the point......?

UK.gov sticks to IE 6 cos it's more 'cost effective', innit


Jesus Christ on a bike made of fire

Moronic ****ing ****s...

Twitter tells twitterers 'don't go changing'



Oh no... It would be terrible if johnnytest13 was unable to tell us about how slow the girl at the counter at starbucks was this morning, and how hard he lol'd when she spilled someones order...


Google Maps reborn as world's largest Monopoly board

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world of property empire building on an unimaginable FAIL.....

BT bumps up broadband speeds



20Mb upgrade for free. well how nice of you. The very fact that your customers on the whole will in reality only be able to access this service at around 50% of your stated value means nothing here really though does it.

Oh, and...

When I used to live in a Virgin area, they initially upgraded me from their 4mb to 10mb for free, and then they up-graded me to their 25 mb line for only another fiver. beat that American Telecom...


Meet Phorm's PR genius

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cock piss partridge...

I just watched their flash movie, and am now much more into what phorm does.

I can totally see why they should be allowed to track my every move now, so as to make money out of the trail that I leave on the internet. Oh what a beautiful day, when a company that offers me nothing in return,can use me as a carthorse for their demographic warez...

for shame el reg for ever spurning this glorious product...

Developers more 'satisfied' with PHP than other codes

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où sont les véritables langues

and where might Java and .NET be in this?

php is a very accessible language though, with support available wherever you look.

oh, and programming a PIC 68000 microcontroller is easier than using VBScript. It should be tied in a burlap sack and thrown in the river with the rest of the unwanted kittens...

Adobe breaks sound barrier with Flash Player 10

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The proof of the pudding...

The absolutely great thing about the whole silverlight thing, is that all of their adverts still seem to be sprinkled liberally throughout the t'interweb, as swf files...

Tried the beta of silverlight, couldn't quite get it to work, without banjaxing my system, nuff said...

Judge slaps Fasthosts for rubbish kit and support

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I've got a couple of smaller clients sites hosted with fasthosts and their flaky at best. I've now switched to mediatemple grid servers for clients, and they're great.

main reason for problems with fasthosts was their DB servers are in a different location (correct me if i'm wrong - may be another reason for timeout frequency in mysql) so I had to build in a ton of caching to both sites, just to cope with moderate levels of traffic, and subsequent db connection timeouts.

I might add this is only on the small business package, which appears to have less downtime than dedicated....!

Dabs.com courier goes titsup

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free stuff

I love amtrak since they effectively guaranteed me a buy now pay in a year deal with dabs, after they lost £200.00 worth of registered ram for my server board. their mistake meant I was able to shoehorn 8GB into my mobo for a year, since they apparently "lost" my ram, when delivering it to my door. DABS caught up with me in the end mind, but it was nice while it lasted at 0% interest...

shame to see people losing jobs, but if we all want our free packaging then i suppose someone has to provide the kind of half arsed service companies like amtrak and Home Delivery Network continue to 'provide'...

Russell Crowe to play Bill Hicks?


nom nom nom

hicks would wear crowe like the proverbial feedbag.

Why doesn't someone just digitaloly remaster hicks' originals, repackage them in a box set, and sell them at £40.00 a pop. I'd buy that far more than russell crowe playing yankee...