Archive for the 'Rants' Category


Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Rey’s been podcasting. They’re mostly crap yet somehow uncrap at the same time. My fave.

Did you know you can turn an ordinary pair of headphones into a microphone simply by plugging them into the microphone port of whatever you want to record into? My brother (no not you, the other one) told me this when […]

Compact Disc Digital Audio

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

I’ve started buying CDs again, for a few reasons. Mainly because I refuse to pay the disgusting prices charged for legal music downloads - an album from iTunes UK will cost you £7.99. What do you get for your 8 quid? Technically, you get nothing. You get data. And it’s compressed data at that, so […]

Windows Vista

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Well done Microsoft, for picking a spectacularly bad name for your forthcoming operating system. Windows Vista, I simply cannot comprehend life without you. Win98 4eva!!!11
(via slowdown)

FlickrBlog - Trucks

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Award for the ‘Lamest FlickrBlog Post Ever’ goes to Trucks. How exceptionally non-exciting. It wouldn’t be so bad if the photos were of interesting trucks, but they’re not, they’re normal everyday freight transporters parked up in laybys. Not sure why Heather of Flickr bothered linking to these, maybe it was a slow day at […]

Lame Lotto Ad

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

The UK National Lottery, called Lotto, usually has a top prize of a couple of million pounds. Tis much, yo. With a top prize of more than most people’s entire lifetime’s earnings, you think they’d be able to come up with a more alluring advert than this one, which suggests the top prize could be […]

Windows Movie Maker

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

I’ve been playing around with Windows Movie Maker today. It’s pretty crap, but quite easy to use just for knocking some videos together and sticking a soundtrack on there. It does quite good fading between clips too, but that’s about it. Also, it’s really badly unstable. I’ve found myself saving my project about once a […]

Blake Ross on Today’s Software

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

Blake Ross is one of the forefront developers of Firefox, so he should know a thing or two about software. He’s just written a bit of a rant about the state of software today after some guy asked him what he thought “the next big thing” would be.

It should be clear from my writing how […]

Bon’s Favourite Films of All Time

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

If someone were to ask me what my favourite film was, I don’t think I could give a definitive answer. If I was absolutely forced to give an answer, however, I would be inclined to say The Shawshank Redemption as it’s a bit of an epic compared to the other films in my top list. […]

IE 7: so much for Firefox

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Rey linked to this article about Internet Explorer 7 which is entitled “IE 7: so much for Firefox”, from which the following quote is taken:

Firefox is great, I use it. But it’s a chore sometimes, what with most sites using that pesky nonstandard IE code.

WHAT. THE. FUCK? What is this mysterious “nonstandard IE code” that […]

The Internet, Explained

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

This has turned out as an uberpost! Read at your peril!

Recently I’ve noticed that a lot of people who use the internet don’t seem to get the entire concept of it. My understanding is that if you want to share something (be it photographs, stories, songs, movies, practically anything nowadays) with other people then you […]