“Immeasurably awkward f*ckers”

If you’ve ever wondered why I’m such an arrogant bastard with my clients, this should explain things. No, I’ll never be a millionaire. Fine with me as long as I don’t have to deal with any more of that kind of crap.

ALLOFMP3 Offline

for maintenance according to Google, since the 13th according to Wikipedia, forever according to Digg (apparently they stopped taking payments two days ago, but this wouldn’t be the first time). Interesting. I don’t use it very much, but I’d miss it if it went. And I’m constantly surprised at it’s continued existence…

NSA has massive call database

In case you missed it, from USA TODAY:

The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.

Universal Music settles payola probe

$12m! Might as well just slap them on the wrist. From The Boston Globe:

Universal Music Group, the world’s largest record company, settled a payola investigation with New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer for $12 million and agreed to stop bribing radio stations to secure airplay for its artists.

Change Your No Reply Divert Ring Time

I keep missing calls when the phone is in the other room, because the handset is set to increasing ring, and it’s really only getting going when the No Reply divert kicks in. Today I got up off my arse and looked into this, and discovered that you can extend – or shorten of course – the divert time using a GSM network code, as follows: Continue reading Change Your No Reply Divert Ring Time

Call your voicemail from another phone

It’s surprising how many people aren’t aware of the fact that you can call your mobile voice mailbox from any phone, using your full voice mailbox number. Ok, it’s usually free if you dial 171, but if you have rubbish coverage, or your phone died, or you just left it somewhere, it can be very useful. Continue reading Call your voicemail from another phone

I’m not shopping at Amazon any more

Read my comments on this post on Michele Neylon’s blog if you want to know why.