* Posts by Adam

10 publicly visible posts • joined 11 May 2007

Japanese porn at heart of Home-Office terrorism snooping

Paris Hilton

They aren't the onlu one

I've just found the link that the Home Office where linking to and its also on the following sites:

* http://www.ofcom.org.uk/

* http://www.publications.parliament.uk

* http://www.parliament.uk/

Yahoo Site Explorer and Google Cache are great for amusement at other peoples mistakes.

Spotify: We kick the tyres

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Spotify & Last.fm can work together.

Spotify has got a Scrobbling client to send the tracks to Last.fm. I've been using this for a month and it works great on both Windows and Ubuntu with Wine.

I'm yet to find someone who has actually used Spotify and said it is rubbish. Most people don't like the idea of it, until they start searching the Music catalogue.

Lapland New Forest website suffers 'unusual technical problems'


Park has closed

According to Dorset council they have finally closed


'Windows Cloud' to descend this month, says Ballmer


Amazon AWS

Amazon AWS announced today that they are working on a Windows OS for the EC2 platform. I wonder if these announcements are related.


Tiscali subscribers to be sold to Vodafone tomorrow: report

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Bulldog is going

Just got a letter from Pipex, saying they are moving me to the Pipex/Tiscali network. I need to jump ship, anyone recommend a good ISP.

I'll miss the excellent C&W network, always been very reliable for internet usage, phone is a bit rubbish

HSBC e-payments system goes titsup (again)


Complaint Number

The best complaint number for HSBC is the Head Office complaints on 0800 881155. You normally get a manager phoning you back with 24 hours.

1and1's dedicated servers go titsup


My dedicated server was down

My server has problems, but strangely only the additional ip addresses didn't work.

This is probably the first bit of downtime on this server in the last year. 1&1 reliability and value is fantastic.

Google Checkout downchecked by UK users


Same problem with Adsense payments as well.

I got the following email regarding AdSense payments.


We would like to let you know that we have discovered a

technical error which has delayed your May AdSense payment.

We are resolving the problem and your payment will be issued

by the end of this week.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


The Google Adsense Team

Google Inc.

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway

Mountain View, CA 94043

Gone phishing with eBay



I love some analogies that people come up with. The one above by A J Stiles goes to the top of the list as the biggest pile of rubbish I have heard for a long time.

EBay have got full control over the HTML that is generated by their site, so if dodgy JavaScript/html/etc appears on their site it is totally their fault.

It is simple enough to remove all html tags apart from simple formatting ones. Okay there is still the opportunity for suspect remote images to be loaded onto the site, but hopefully there shouldn't be any further problems like the wmf issue.

Of course EBay will never admit the failings, but hopefully they will fix these problems behind the scenes.

Orange Value Promise not as much value as promised



I've been trying to get Orange to match Three for years, but they have always refused.