I went looking recently for something different in a motorbike after having my “fast plastic” for the last three years. I spent a while looking at a huge variety of models online and was put off when I found that a lot of the ones that I thought were great prices for good years were cheaper brands. Until… something made me go, “Cheap Motorbike? – Yes Please”. Continue reading “Cheap Motorbike – Yes Please”
It is difficult sometimes not to loose faith in Humanity. It is especially so in the face of events such as those that fill our news media each and every day.
There are extremists across this little blue marble that we call Earth who would happily divide us. But segregation is never good and no man in modern history was more aware of this than Nelson Mandela, the man who showed the world a way forward with humanity Nelson Mandela style Continue reading “Humanity Nelson Mandela Style”
Its been quite a week. I’ve had the kind of week that makes you face those things that you’d rather pretend don’t matter until you’re well into your retirement years, and you’re reminded that sometimes you really should make time. That’s what happens when you are hit with the news that someone you care for has left this world.
Continue reading “Make Time – It Runs Out”
Linux Advocacy – My Take
I recently had something of a debate on the meaning Linux Advocacy and thought I should offer explanation of my take on it.
Before that, to clarify my background: I’m not by any means an uber-geek, one of those people who seem to see matrix-like code streams everywhere and solve any tech issue with a few simple key-strokes (Oh, how I wish…). My tech skills are more limited to the other side of the code, as an end user.
I wondered today about how many of us criticise those that fall victim to identity theft and related crimes without first thinking “Could that have been me?” Its very easy to think that you’re well protected because of all the firewalls and antivirus software you’ve installed on your computers, and you’ve got that antivirus thing on your smartphone and you have that habbit of using one hand to cover the PIN number you’re entering on the keypad at the ATM when you withdraw cash. Surely, only an idiot who doesn’t follow such simple precautionary measures could fall victim to identity theft or cybercrime. Continue reading “Online Security”