you can put lipstick on a scum-sucking pig but it is still a scum-sucking pig That’s apparently what Labour MP David Wright said about the Tory party on Twitter on Monday. I say “apparently” because he claims he didn’t say it. He says that his tweets have been tinkered with. He says that the words… Continue reading David Wright and Twitter
It is, of course, a truism that the larger and more complex a project is, the less likely it is to come in on budget, on spec or in time. When the project in question involves IT, the chances of any of the original targets being met approach zero. This is why one of the… Continue reading Overcomplicating Matters
I’ve seen some cheeky 419 mail in my time, but this one (which arrived over the weekend) is the first that claims to be from a British MP and former minister. Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 5:06:03 +1000 [31/08/07 20:06:03 BST] From: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Patricia Hewitt MP Dear Friend, I got your… Continue reading Patricia Hewitt
The BBC has a story about Digital Music Downloading. This is a forthcoming service where if you like a song you hear on digital radio, you’ll be able to buy it immediately. The BBC says this: The service, called Digital Music Downloading, allows listeners to buy any song they hear, with MP3 copies being sent… Continue reading When is an MP3 not an MP3?
I’m very disappointed in my MP this morning. Not only did he support the government in all of the ID card votes last night, but he also spoke at some length in favour of the scheme. In fact he spoke for longer than I have ever heard him speak in Parliament. His speeches are here,… Continue reading Disappointing MP
It’s over six months since I got my iRiver H140 and I’m very happy with it. Unfortunately I can no longer recommend it to new buyers as it’s no longer available and I’m told that the replacement model (the H340) isn’t as good. But this afternoon someone mentioned the iAudio X5 to me. It has… Continue reading iRiver/iPod/iAudio