Bugger all to write again…

But as @Teaandstrumpets pointed out, that’s never stopped me writing shite posts before.

I’ve updated this blog to the Mystique theme since I was sick of the default twentyten one, more so since I made so many alterations and then clicked to receive an update. Silly of me to expect it to backup the old files. And yes I did have a backup but unfortunately it was on one of my USB keys that wife successfully destroyed when she sucked it up with a vacuum.

Quite quiet on Twitter as well, helping a few people with HTC Desire issues and hoping to push people away from buying shite phones like the Samsung Galaxy 🙂

Just as I typed that, as arse appeared in the form of @JoeCienkowski

#htcdesire

Well, it’s the weekend. How was it for you?  Well very boring for me as it happens as it’s the end of the month so I go through the ritual of backing up my two laptops, my workstation PC, my HTC Desire and my external USB drive that I take to work.

The wife is working this weekend as well, so I had a whole eight hours to waste until she got home, so while the monotony of trying to squeeze 2tb of data on to a 750gb hard drive was happening, I was sitting watching the #htcdesire hashtag go from funny to REALLY funny.

As you are probably aware, in case you have a life, HTC yesterday announced that Froyo would be rolling out this weekend to UNLOCKED phones, that is phones without provider branding. T-Mobile was quick to piss on the corn flakes of many by saying they’re aiming to release Froyo in September, which made me laugh more.

So anyway, today is apparently the big day, and jack shit has happened apart from the people on #htcdesire getting a little more tetchy as the hours go by.

I have to admit to starting to take the piss with messages like

I got an update on my #htcdesire! Oh it’s Beautiful Widgets again

I better not mention the update for NewsRob or people might think it’s #froyo for #htcdesire. Ooops 🙂

A few people thought it was the Froyo update but not as many as I’d hoped haha It’s not like I haven’t just been sitting watching the headless chickens without helping. I did ask:

what is everyone looking forward to when #froyo comes to the #htcdesire?

And from the two who bothered to answer, it seems the JIT and SD Card installation is the major features being asked for. Oh boy are you in for a disappointment, as I’ll explain later.

As I write this at 19:24, the messages are getting more frantic.

Maybe we need a hashtag to indicate when #froyo starts arriving, maybe #igotfroyo? #htcdesire #android (retweeted ad nauseum by the way)

Still waiting patiently for my #froyo #htcdesire update… (drums fingers…) http://disq.us/j3gca

HTC Desire 2.2? #2.2 #HTCDesire #HTC #Desire #Froyo #delayedupdates #evil #refreshingdoesntspeedthingsup #keepclickingcheck

Where’s the FroYo Update for my HTCdesire… ??

Let Mystic Pentagram try and make a prediction. IF HTC get this update out at the weekend, and as some bright spark pointed out, why would they do it at the weekend when no support staff are around, then within a couple of days there will be a #htcdesirefroyosucks, or similiar tag.

As I blogged last weekend, the SD card installation in Froyo isn’t perfect, in fact it’s next to useless. It will not work on all apps until the developers write it into the code, so the big apps that use the most space won’t move and you’ll run out of space just a few minutes later that you usually will.

I know, it happened to me when I put a beta on my HTC Desire. Then I installed A2SD which installs ALL apps to the SD.

So that is why I’m chuckling to myself as I watch the messages come up on #htcdesire, because I know what will happen when it’s installed on your phone. You’ll have the same “oh that’s cool”, “they did that well” and the “ah fuck I’ve run out of room AGAIN” reactions I did.

Sorry.

#StupidScientology

Q. How many Scientologists does it take to change a light bulb?

A. How much money does the bulb have?

Cults Religions baffle me at the best of times, but at least Christianity and Islam are based on some element of truth. Scientology on the other hand is so far out of left field that it’s hard to see how it can possibly be classed as cult religion.

Apparently, and this is just from the crap I’ve read quickly, we are all aliens called thetans and we are visitors to the Earth to help it out. Which must be the reason why L. Ron Hubbard said:

“The way to make money is to make up a religion”

Scientology is not classed as a religion in the UK but that hasn’t stopped them going after Welsh councillor James Dixon for calling it “stupid” on Twitter.

I didn’t know the Scientologists had a church on Tottenham Court Road. Just hurried past in case the stupid rubs off.

I find it a little understated but let’s congratulate a politician on expressing an opinion for once.

The matter is currently at the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales so show your support for free speech and email them to stop this stupid complaint.

So glad I bought Android

At least my HTC Desire makes calls no matter how I handle it.

It’s hard not to laugh at Apple’s problems with their overpriced piece of shite really. Is it software? It is a design fault? Do I really give a damn? Let the roundabout continue of point and blame.

It makes it intriguing just want it is Apple are going to announce tomorrow eh. Will they recall at great cost and endure the humiliation or, as I somehow suspect, give everyone a really crappy rubber case worth £20 which fixes the problem that Jobs was alerted to in the design stage?

Tough choice.

Channel 4 – Special Needs Pets

I was looking forward to this programme. I love animals (apart from cats!), and so I thought this would be an insightful view into living with animals with special needs, as the program title suggested.

First there was a bunny who has no control of his backend, then a wanking parrot who’s formed a sexual bond with its owner. Then there was the parrot on Prozac.

And it was at this point that I started to laugh.

The start of the show – the wobbly dog with a balance control problem. I managed to stifle the laugh up to up to the point the wheels were fitted and running around the garden, but when they took the wheels off and interviewed the owner who had to rescue her dog who was lying on its back, legs in the air, in a flower bed and couldn’t get up?

No I couldn’t stop laughing, the wife told me to get out of the living room and so I had to try and drink my cup of tea in the kitchen but couldn’t from laughing so much. So here I am upstairs, writing this 🙂

I’ll have to try and watch the rest of the program tomorrow now. I still can’t stop laughing, and getting a headache now hahahahahaha

Our I.T is slack compared to this lot

In the I.T department I work in, we rather enjoy annoying the plebs by saying we can read their e-mails, know where they’re going and when on the internet. This normally keeps them in line so we don’t have to worry so much about wasting our precious solitaire work time on silly things like internet blocking.

But from this report on Reuters, it looks like we’re missing out on so much 🙂

One third of I.T professionals, yes I qualify in that section, have owned up to snooping on other people’s information.

Now we have three people in I.T, and so which one of us is lying?

It also highlights a rather cavalier attitude to passwords, especially when staff leave the company. I’m amazed at that revelation. When someone leaves our place, first thing we do is go through their emails, especially recovering the “good” ones and putting them about the company 🙂

What is David Irving playing at?

How did he end up in an Austrian jail?

Well, that’s not so important. To me the question is “Why did he end up in an Austrian jail?”

There are two answers to this.

The first scenario is that David Irving thought he could get away with sneaking into a country that he was banned from, to give a lecture to some students. I don’t think anyone would take that chance willingly, and Irving, for all his faults isn’t stupid. It takes a certain amount of skill to skew documents and argue that they mean the opposite of what they say.

What is stupid is stating on his web site that he was going somewhere and leaving the place empty so has to disguise it. Surely he would have known that this meant he would be going somewhere he shouldn’t. Not exactly rocket science.

Naturally someone would have learned of the plans for his visit and alerted the authorities. Why not? I would have done it as well.

But how did he get into that situation?

The second option, and the one I personally think fits Irving like a glove.

David Irving, an outsider in the denial world since his disastrous loss in the high court against Professor Lipstadt, and desperately needs to get some credibility back. He sees his friends Zundel and Rudolf in prison and getting lots of publicity, so what could he do to draw more attention to himself? “Oh I know, ” thinks Irving. “I’ll go to Austria!”

Surely the inconvenience of a few weeks in jail is bearable for all the publicity he can get and start screaming about his “freedom of speech”, or gramophone he would say.

It’s like Irving is suffering for the cause, he’s in the same situation as Rudolf and Zundel, and so he must be like them? The stupid people who believe the “holohoax” think the same, and Irving is restored to his former self. Sadly.

Is it outside the realms of possibility that this was set up from the start?

No I don’t think so.

He’s a consummate attention seeker as has been shown throughout his “career”, so I wouldn’t put it past him to have set this up from the very start.

All I can say is “who cares?”