Smartphone stupid

Many people at the Culture Club gig I went to last night watched the whole thing through their smartphone screens, recording it.  Now, professional cameras with zoom lenses are banned but you can pinch and zoom in using a smartphone but it’s software- assisted, which basically means the result is blurred – the closer you … Read moreSmartphone stupid

Amazing Black Friday deal on myfibromyalgia ebook

For Black Friday, the 5-star-rated ebook of myfibromyalgia: one man’s experience of living with chronic illness is just £1.99 instead of £5.99. The whopping discount is available in currencies across all Amazon territories. The price drop is for 24 hours only, so don’t miss out and do tell all your friends in fibro and invisible … Read moreAmazing Black Friday deal on myfibromyalgia ebook

Marvel Unlimited: comics, with much frustration

Marvel Unlimited is an online comics service where you pay an annual fee to access all Marvel’s archive up to six months before whenever today happens to be. The site/app has a nasty habit of randomly and inexplicably locking paid subscribers out every now and again. When it does, it says you have to reset … Read moreMarvel Unlimited: comics, with much frustration

Iceland Christmas TV ad banned because wanting to save the planet is ‘political’

Iceland (the food store chain, not the country) does a Christmas TV ad about the environmental crisis and threat to animals and it’s deemed ‘political’ and banned from our screens? Oh. If your kid is choking on a sweet and you want to help them survive, is that a political act? If you keep your … Read moreIceland Christmas TV ad banned because wanting to save the planet is ‘political’

Facebook bugs just get stranger

Any video I watch inside the current shiteration (note to self: copyright that word) of the Facebook app on iPhone pauses at exactly 1 minute 09 seconds for a few seconds before continuing. What the shit kind of esoteric bug is that? Do the devs come up with these faults like Easter Eggs for themselves? Like, … Read moreFacebook bugs just get stranger

One Button to Rule Them All

The BBC iPlayer Radio app, with button after button of disgusting choice and indefensible flexibility in use, is being replaced with BBC Sounds. I liked the old app but the new one is ‘simpler’ and for people who ‘aren’t familiar with radio’. FFS. Why are upgrades these days all about being simpler? Time was, upgrades … Read moreOne Button to Rule Them All

The carnivorous chef

“You’re vegan. I’m a chef. I hate vegans. Sorry.” Me, totally unfazed. “Er, why?” “Vegan food has no flavour.” “Um, you’re telling me fruit and vegetables don’t have flavour?” I thought about telling this ‘chef’ that a great deal of meat derives its flavour from herbs, spices, marinades and so on. But nah. I was … Read moreThe carnivorous chef

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