10 05 2009

I was very sceptical of twitter, a friend told me what it was and I thought it sounded pretty bad, I couldn’t see a reason for it. Then to make matters worse, another friend showed me that twitterverse video about the two guys in the office which I bet you’ve seen.

Many people I know who aren’t on twitter have seen that video and use it as their reason to never try twitter.

However I have an almost fatal curiosity, and signing up wasn’t painful.

After getting tweetdeck, the whole thing came to life and I have found it a lot better than Facebook and it’s silly apps which I had been throwing in the bin as soon as someone sent me any.

Myspace is just too user-unfriendly for me, hated it.

I have basically dumped Facebook and Myspace for Twitter.
It does the job without screwing me around, I hate being screwed around.

Finally there’s a bunch of weird people out there who say that computer users who socialise online, need to get a life.

But I’ll tell you, people you meet online *do* translate to real life friends and possibly employees.

You simply can’t meet everyone in the same city at all times, it’s not going to happen, if you think it can, throw your mobile phone in the bin now and give it a try.

Twitter is great, try it and don’t be a slacker.


Humanitarian technology

9 05 2009

I had an idea, but I’m not technically inclined, so will leave it to you to ponder.

What if, you could buy a router which did this.

It puts out two signals as wi-fi, one is your regular signal, and is protected by your security code.

The second signal is not protected, and only runs at about 56kb (could be a bit more, but this will do as an example).

The 56k signal is for people walking past your home who have a wi-fi compatible device, accessing a free access point is always really nice… they could send or recieve a few e-mails, or twitter a message to friends.

The reason I suggest limiting the signal is to stop people turning up in a car, in front of your home and playing World of Warcraft while downloading a DVD.

It keeps things fair.

Could such a device be built? and would you buy one if they were of a similar price to a normal Router?


* I suppose speed could be set by the user, rather than factory set?

A Break

7 05 2009

There may be those wondering why I’ve stopped posting about my battle with cancer. Well the reason is that I got a shock last week when my Sister phoned and told me that She has cancer herself. I don’t really have the right to go into detail about this, so I won’t. But it’s a frightening prospect as yet another in my family has to do battle with this terrible disease.

I am often annoyed that so many worry about things like terrorism, I know it’s an awful thing and people do die as a result… but so many people are suffering with and dying of cancer, AIDS, MS and other diseases right at this moment.

I will continue the story when I feel the time is right, and if you want me to… in the mean time, would you do something for those of us who have cancer, for those who died and those who survived?

Please drop a coin, just one, of any value, in a can at a shop, such as Bakers Delight who are currently collecting for Breast Cancer.
If everyone put a coin in a can tomorrow, that’d be a heck of a lot of money.

I had Rectal cancer, but it would be absolutely wonderful for me, as a survivor, to see any form of cancer completely obliterated from the planet.

And that goes for any other disease.