* Posts by Jon 48

7 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Jul 2009

Lonely this Xmas? Nerds, n00bs and no-hopers' guide to dating apps, Pt.1

Jon 48

You city types with your fancy ways

The type of message you get on the gay apps definitely changes depending on where you are. In deepest Devon, you can often have a decent conversation that leads to a drink in the local. Then in the summer the tourists come down from London and attempt to start a chat with a photo of their junk and "Accom?".

Yahoo! sneak peeks revamped Mail

Jon 48

Just email please

I only use Yahoo Mail for registering with web sites and for other things that demand I supply an address. I don't want any social networking rubbish. I just want simple email.

iPhone 4 fever takes hold. Again

Jon 48

Not just a phone

" It's phone for f**ks sake, nothing more, nothing less"

So, never used one then?

Brown's website as mad as he is

Jon 48


One of the keywords is 'idenity'. Is that how we're all saying it now?

Google blames glitch not hacker for 'Chinese' bio bug

Jon 48

Je ne comprends pas

Maybe the same bug that caused the Google Privacy Centre page to render in Polish last week (it's ok though, Chrome offered to translate it for me) and the UK version of the Google Finance page to appear in Chinese for a couple of days?

Nokia to halve its smartphone portfolio in 2010

Jon 48

Why I defected

This is exactly the reason I gave up with Nokia and reluctantly spent a fortune on an iPhone. My E66 is great and does just about everything I need, but the Nokia Ovi store or whatever it's called carries hardly anything that will work with it. Plenty of cool stuff on there, but "Not for the likes of you" unless you have a certain phone with a certain OS with a certain version number.

NHS Direct wrongly emailed patients' data

Jon 48


Hardly a major failure. The information didn't leave the NHS so everyone who saw it would already be bound by patient confidentiality rules. Every company I've ever worked for has used spreadsheets for emailing information, at least the NHS is acting responsibly by holding its hands up and admitting it.