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Entries Tagged as 'Rants'

Oi! UPS! Where’s me flipping stuff!!

October 28th, 2009 · No Comments

OK getting impatient now, UPS are supposed to be making a delivery to me today. Their site tracker says it’s currently on a van somewhere in Edinburgh. What it won’t tell me that “Bob the driver” is currently on an extended lunch break, smoking copious amounts of nicotine and supping tea. So Bob if you […]

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Domains and where to purchase…

September 18th, 2009 · No Comments

A subject I see coming up quite a bit on business forums is never buy domains from the same company as your host. Now for the “kiddie” hosts who answer support tickets when they get home from school this may be true but for other business like ourselves this doesn’t hold water.. You know just […]

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Tags: Rants · Tinterweb stuff

Multiple VPN connections and Windows Server 2003

May 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This one had me totally stumped for a couple of hours… OK I’d setup a VPN server on Windows Server 2003 Web Edition which is something I’ve done before a number of times using RRAS (Remote Routing and Access Services), set my VPN user up and allowed them access to the server… Went to the […]

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Tags: Rants · Tinterweb stuff

Numpties of the highest order….

August 8th, 2008 · No Comments

We use one of the countries leading payment gateway services to download a small text file for updating currency rates for eCommerce stores. This morning I downloaded 5,863 alert emails telling me the service had failed! Logging onto their site someone has dropped a massive spanner and forbidden access to the text file! Ringing them […]

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So true on so many levels…

December 5th, 2007 · No Comments

The next time a web designer, graphic designer, writer or anyone else involved in a industry that regularly attracts freeloaders gets asked for a freebie saying it will enrich the designers life and make them rich and famous; show the requester this video… I see this on a daily basis on the business forums I […]

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Tags: Business · Rants

Hands up if you forgot the clocks went back…

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments

OK just me then. I really can’t see the point of changing the clocks twice a year. There are some who agree with it but it does actually cause more deaths and accidents in the Winter by doing so. I woke up this morning thinking it was 9:45 and a reasonable time to end my […]

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Return of the Dragons Den…

October 16th, 2007 · No Comments

If I hear this phrase one more time… “Let me tell you where I am…” Oh really? Please enlighten me? Are you currently hovering six foot off the floor? Currently having an out of body experience and examining your own arse? YOU’RE SAT IN A BLOODY PONCY CHAIR IN A OLD WAREHOUSE YOU MUPPET!!!!! …and […]

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Tags: Business · Rants

Never, ever, EVER buy a mobile from Woolworths

October 16th, 2006 · No Comments

Unless of course for some strange reason you actually enjoy getting grief… Four months ago my wife bought me a Tmobile phone from Woolworths as a surprise birthday present. Great I thought, lovely surprise, nice phone, thumbs up… A week ago the phone refused to charge so off to my local Woolies I went, receipt […]

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Goodbye Google, I’m leaving you…

December 13th, 2005 · No Comments

My dear Google, For many years you have been my closest ally on the Internet. You have found things I never knew existed, including things I wish you hadn’t found. You’ve been rock solid and not a drama queen in your design and simplicity. You’ve stuck by me through thick and thin… Trouble is over […]

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There should be a law against this…

December 12th, 2005 · No Comments

Dear Tony Blair, Please pass a new law banning the creation of websites such as Yetisports.org The simple reason is that the use of such sites leads to: Crankiness when you lose Excessive use of the mouse button Inability to concentrate on normal life A strange urge to have “just one more go” and that’s […]

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