Monthly Archives: September 2007

Induct Me Baby

By | September 29, 2007

Induction Originally uploaded by Jeremy Wagstaff. I really couldn’t understand from the blurb for this I found at a Singapore mall what exactly it’s all about, but I did like the idea of putting it in the “prefect place”, and the fact that “the light will open automatically when one gets up, which makes one live a fashionable… Read More »

How to Rip People Off Like Disney World

By | September 27, 2007

If you’ve ever visited Disney World, or some other overpriced resorts (last year I visited Warwick Castle and Legoland in the UK, both appallingly people-traps) you’ll have done what I did: vow never to come back. Of course, the companies running these places both know that and don’t care — which is why they are ripping you off… Read More »

Poisoning the Digital Well

By | September 26, 2007

I’m following events in Burma as closely as most, partly because I covered the last uprising 19 years ago. Back then plain clothes officers would spread rumors about poisoned water pots placed around the city for demonstrators to drink from. Now they’re apparently trying to poison the well of pooled information, if this excellent BBC report is anything… Read More »

Turn It Off, Turn It On Again

By | September 24, 2007

Having spent the best part of a day trying to do something very basic, and yet failing, here’s another public service announcement for anyone having problems connecting their router, wireless or otherwise, to a cable modem: If you have a cable Internet connection, but only through one computer, and nothing seems to correct the problem, you probably need… Read More »

Thaksin Needs Your Help

By | September 22, 2007

For those of you who thought the former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was living it up in Europe buying soccer teams, you’re wrong. He’s having serious financial problems and needs your help, according to this email I just received in his name: Good day. This may appear a bit surprising to you but very sensitive; as a… Read More »