Category Archives: Ludditis

What price privacy?

The Dumbest Blog Ever§ recently highlighted that ‘together, Apple and Google phones account for 99% of the smartphone market in the US‘. I avoided the dumbphone trap myself for years, relying on a ‘burner’ phone that did only what it … Continue reading

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Feedback for Ocado

This wibblette is in two parts; they are in reverse chronological order, as I wish to begin by highlighting and giving credit to Ocado for being incredibly responsive in this case! The second part is the message I sent to … Continue reading

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WordPress editor upgrade woes

Well, this is a pain. By ‘this’, I mean the new WordPress editor. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love youngsters. I can’t eat more than one at a sitting, though. My theory — which is mine — is that … Continue reading

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Replacing the Older WordPress.com Editor with the WordPress Block Editor

Well, this is a blow. I’ve been using this same WordPress editing interface for the past decade, and it works fine. I’ve just found out that it’s apparently being withdrawn, and we’re all being forced to move to the new … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Six

No series such as this would be complete without using the WordPress app* to compose and publish a blog post! Naturally, the theme of this post will be: My experience with using the WordPress app Well, so far, it’s been … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Four

A self-aggrandising anecdote from my past: in October 1989 I took a course called a ‘CLAIT‘ — I passed, with distinction *buffs fingers on chest*. On the course, one tutor was waffling about networks. He mentioned ‘ring networks’ and ‘star … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Three

More than a decade ago I posted a rant about mobile phones in which I said that I was going to hold off from buying a ‘smartphone’ until I could get a wearable one. I didn’t count on my brother … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Two

My big bro came through with the unlock code. Odd thing: I entered it, and I’m certain that the response was ‘unlock unsuccessful’, yet it has clearly worked. I may have made a mistake at this point. Wouldn’t surprise me: … Continue reading

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How to ensure that your blog lives forever

I made a mistake a few weeks ago. I need to back up a bit and explain something. I hate advertising. I think it’s the devil’s own backyard. Don’t get me wrong: There’s nothing wrong with hawking one’s wares; if … Continue reading

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Duplicity in the Duplex?

Bhavik Naik over at Bhavik’s Blurs introduced me to ‘Google Duplex‘ the other day, in a post entitled ‘Is Google taking it too far?‘ Here’s a four minute video demonstration of Google Duplex in action: Pretty impressive, no? As well … Continue reading

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