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Entries Tagged as 'Disaster'

Salt Lake City and The Final Breakdown

July 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Disaster, Travel, whuffaoke

Arrival in Salt Lake City
Having been dropped off in Salt Lake City we managed to start Winnie’s engine and make our way to the various places we needed to visit like BetaLoft and the KOA RV Park. Everything was running fine, and we felt reassured that it was a heat issue that was causing the [...]

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Pre Whuffaoke Drama

July 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Disaster, Travel

Today (or yesterday - I’m just never sure with crossing all these time zones) I travelled from London to San Francisco to prepare for the most epic adventure I will have ever undertaken, The Whuffaoke or Bust Tour.
It started with a night when I didn’t even get into bed and instead packed and repacked my [...]

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A Path to Econimoic Oblivion

October 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Disaster, Musings

Recently the media has been inundated with stories of looming economic doom and destruction. Recession. Bank Collapse. Inept politicians meddling in the socio-economic capitalistic nature of modern British life creating the new socialist state. Ok, I half made the last one up. But the fact remains that our elected politicians are directly effecting changes in [...]

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Spooks Code 9

August 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Disaster, Events, Musings

For those of you cut off from the outside world, Spooks Code 9 is the brainchild of BBC 3 Controller, Julian Bellamy, a so called spin-off series of the BBC 1’s BAFTA award-winning series Spooks. Set in the quasi-post-apocalyptic future in which London and the South East have been destroyed by an unsubstantiated terorrist group (presumably al-Quaida) during the 2012 Olympics, MI5 is forced to hire the most incapable, dim witted and immature spooks since Austin Powers. WARNING SPOILER ALERT IF YOU READ ON

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Hot Dogs and Burger Buns

August 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Disaster, Musings

For those of you who don’t follow my twitter stream (and you really should), I held an impromptu barbeque the other night (pics), which was a massive success and will, at some point, be followed up. I provided all manner of goodies, included burgers and hot dogs (which tasted fantastic, if I might say so [...]

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Micropayments for Web Services

August 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Disaster, Musings

Yesterday was the Big Geek Day Out to Alton Towers, and was, of course, a day full of drama and adventure. I was one of seven people to be accidentally culled from twitter (although now restored, thankfully), disastrous on a day when communication between people whose mobile number you don’t necessarily know is essential.

This started me thinking about how much we rely on services like Twitter, and how they control access to our data and communications channels. Even though my culling was only accidental, and was restored within 24 hours, whose to say that it won’t be longer next time, or that restoration might not be complete and data might actually be lost.

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Booted from Twitter

August 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Disaster

I came home tonight and twitterific asked me to login. Strange. So i re typed my details but it refused to accept them. When i tried to login to I was presented with this

Yes, thats right, I have been deleted from twitter!
I’m not sure what happened, but I guess my account was hacked, so [...]

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