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Developers room now has a “socialising” area

As you can imagine, it’s not used that often.

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Domain searching… and now I can’t stop laughing

Following a high level web team meeting yesterday, we wondered why no one had registered sh.it as a domain. It seems the Italians were one step ahead and it’s current status is Unassignable.

Well that’s a little unfair, but still, there’s other possibilities. Is there a .ks TLD? Well yes there is, it’s for Kosovo but given that no one can agree on the status of that country, it’s not yet available. That’s bolloc.ks fucked then.

Can’t quite think of any more right now… but I know there’s a .ck TLD, so let’s have a look. Ah the Cook Islands, and it looks like they have a few second level domains as well, let’s just have a look… what the fuck!

Seriously Cook Islands? You think it was a good idea to have a company level domain called .co.ck? Do you have many registrations by any chance?

Experience with an iPhone 5

Well someone was selling an iPhone 5 cheaply, so why not, and with an unlimited 4G data plan from Three, so thought it would be a time for an experiment.

First thing that got on my tits was the screen size. After using a Nexus 5 since it’s release, it was a strange experience to go back to a smaller screen especially when it came to the poxy keyboard on the iPhone. Swiftkey was the first app to be installed.

But on the whole, the iPhone 5 is quicker at loading apps and with Chrome installed instead of that crap called Safari, I’m liking the experience and maybe if it was an iPhone 6 I would get on with it better, but I think I’ll be upgrading to the new Nexus 5 when that is released later this year rather than the expense of a iPhone 6. It’ll make a good work phone as no one other than PPI salespeople seem to know the outside phone number of the web team’s desk phone!

But you know the best thing about an iPhone?

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Fuck yes 🙂

Seriously hackers, don’t you have better things to do?

Just logged on to my dashboard to see what the hell is going on with this blog and erm… yeah ok.

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Really? Why are you wasting your time 😉

The Clangers phone sounds

I have too much spare time on my hands, so one night when the wife buggered off to sleep, I went through some episodes of the new Clangers and grabbed some audio for some phone notifications.

After literally a few seconds work in Audacity I had enough to drive people around me mad, and since I’m a sharing kind of person, here they are for download. Sure I’m breaking copyright regulations, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.


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MacOS media keys stopped working

The Play/Pause media key in iTunes stopped working recently, and while ploughing through pages and pages of answers, I suddenly remembered the last experience of when the Next and Previous media keys stopped working.

That solution involved killing off the Google Music extension in Google Chrome as it hijacked the keys, so it couldn’t have been that screwing up my Play/Pause button.

So just for shits and giggles, I went to chrome://extensions and scrolled down to Keyboard Shortcuts at the bottom, and what do you know, Black Menu for Google was hijacking the Play button.


Click on the dropdown where it says Global to In Chrome and hey presto, I don’t have to click to iTunes to pause music anymore.

FFS

Sharia Law in the UK

I see this is doing the rounds on Facebook again.

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Which Sharia Laws are you speaking of? Oh, you mean you can’t think of any? That might be because, and let’s be clear about this, THERE ISN’T ANY FUCKING SHARIA LAW IN THE UK! It’s not recognised in the UK. It’s not recognised under UK law. There are no Sharia exceptions in UK law.

The Islamic Sharia Council, which has 100 or so courts in the UK, act overwhelming on marriage issues in Muslim communities, wish are NOT legally binding. You’re upset over that? Well maybe you should be upset about similar Jewish courts that have been operating for much longer.  No ssshhhhh be quiet, they aren’t muzzies so they’re ok.

Maybe you mean the Muslim Arbitration Tribunals, whose decisions are legally binding? Now, that’s bollocks as well. ANY arbitration where the parties agree is legally binding, see the Arbitration Act 1996.

So, you knuckle dragging, Daily Mail reading, UKIP cunts… where is this Sharia Law that you are so terrified of?

Ah, feel the love.

Blame it on a bizarre alignment of the planets, or Nibiru, or just plain boredom, but on December 30th 2014 Fundamentally Flawed reunited for a one-off* podcast special.

With Alex, Kat, my good self, Peter and later on a pissed up Jim, we discuss some of the events of 2014 (thanks to Wikipedia’s exhaustive list of events and deaths)

WARNING! This contains video of me and my comedy accent.

* probably not.

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