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Check your SPAM boxes!

January 4, 2005 Matt Thornton 0

If like me you use SPAMassassin as one of your filters to block SPAM, a friendly reminder: don’t forget to check your spam box! For whatever reason, I configured it to filter all likely SPAM emails to a folder (rather than simply deleting them), and then somewhat cunningly, totally forgot […]

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Amazon idiocy

January 4, 2005 Matt Thornton 0

By far the most popular area of this site (and has been for some time) are the walkthroughs to the da Vinci Code. I get literally some hits on them every day. And as a result it seems I managed to sell a few copies of the book via Amazon.com […]

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Channel 4 website

January 3, 2005 Matt Thornton 0

It sucks bum. It really does. Two things. I wanted to blog the results of “The Comedians’ Comedian” i.e. the 100 comedians that make other comedians laugh. Was quite a good watch the other night on telly. 1) The C4 website doesn’t have it anywhere on the site. 2) The […]

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SP2 crap.

January 2, 2005 Matt Thornton 0

In a similar vain to the post about Firefox previously, I just got this error when trying to install SP2 on my XP Home installation. So, me trying to install a Windows package onto my Windows XP install is illegal because my Windows XP install isn’t made by Windows. Interesting.

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I’m a dick.

December 31, 2004 Matt Thornton 0

I’ve just spent the last 30 minutes or so looking through the WordPress Wiki for a plugin that’d let me differentiate bits of posts that I’m quoting from others. It was only when I really couldn’t find anything that I thought I’d double check the post entry form and realised […]

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Goddamn IE

December 24, 2004 Matt Thornton 0

I’m know I’m not the only one to raise issue with the fact that Internet Explorer is a terrible browser. It’s an often and well lamented fact that it flat-out sucks. Lack of standards support, too much propietary add-on nonsense and being much too open to security holes. My beef […]

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Firefox eating itself

December 23, 2004 Matt Thornton 0

This reminds me of the time I went to WindowsUpdate to install some updates, and Internet Explorer told me it couldn’t install the software cos the Microsoft plugin wasn’t signed by Microsoft. Good huh? :-p (note: This is actually quite normal behaviour. I had to tell Firefox to allow downloads. […]