My Escape From Instagram Extortion

So, I signed up to Instagram to follow people. I gave them my real name, my real email address and no phone number. They seemed perfectly happy with this. I followed a few people (and one furby). I didn’t post anything. It seemed innocuous. Then it started trying to blackmail me with an utterly unacceptable demand to extort my phone number out of me.

(Content warning: Lots of angry swearing below the fold. Proceed at your own discretion.)

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November 20, 2019. Daniel, IT, Security, Sensible, Social Media. 1 comment.

Unregulated Financial Advice

Notorious cabbage counterfeiter

“I say! Have any of you chaps seen my pen?”

Just a quick warning to any prospective future sexual partners of UK Prime Minister (at the time of writing), Boris “The Johnson” Johnson:

If he offers you money, either his own or somebody else’s, then make sure that the cheque is signed!

Also, maybe insist on Euros, Swiss Francs or maybe even US Dollars. Its not looking good for the Pound…

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October 20, 2019. #Brexit, Counterfeit cabbages, Money, Politics, Silly. Leave a comment.

The Wrong Trousers

counterfeit cabbages

“Trousers, you say? What on earth for?”

It has been brought to my attention that I haven’t been arsed to slag off the UK’s most egregious counterfeiter of cabbages since he was implausibly hoisted into high office by a small clique of dimwits who’s only possible excuse is that they got high in their offices and then voted for him “on a lark”.

Let’s put that right.

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September 23, 2019. Counterfeit cabbages, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Trump isn’t only wrecking America

Angry rant follows…

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August 31, 2019. #Brexit, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

A proper blog post, of sorts

I’ve finished revamping the links on the right of the page into a set of recommendation articles by topic. I just need to blog something to push the list articles down the page content a bit.

As I was sorting the links into categories I found myself looking at Vi Hart’s channel for the first time in a while. (They don’t make many videos, but when they do…!) I was reminded of this truly wonderful project which they made with Henry Segerman, in which music, maths and visual art are combined in a genuinely satisfying way.

Additional material:

So it is nice to know that YouTube isn’t entirely consumed by people screaming about politics…

August 25, 2019. Administrivia, Art, Media, Music, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Topical Channels

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August 18, 2019. Media Picks. Leave a comment.

Comedy Channels

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August 18, 2019. Media Picks. 1 comment.

History Channels

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August 18, 2019. Media Picks. Leave a comment.

Arts & Culture Channels

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August 18, 2019. Media Picks. Leave a comment.

Maths, Science & Tech Channels

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August 17, 2019. Media Picks. Leave a comment.

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