Flickr tip

Here’s a tip for Flickr users: adding date-taken-calendar/ to the end of your photostream shows a cool month calendar of photos taken that month! Try this…

Banana fights

There’s been lots in the news recently about the ongoing spat between various banana organisations here. It seems that the long-standing official body the D/a Banana Producers (DPBL) and the Fair Trade farmers organisation have been at loggerheads for ages. Thing is, Fair Trade would seem to be the way to go, more even than organic. (In fact, this article debunks the myth that organic is good for you, and for the environment.) UK Fair Trade bananas have gone from sales of £7.8 million in 2000 to £150 million in 2007; we have to embrace it and stop the infighting. And as a footnote, this article highlights another ‘banana war’ going on – between UK supermarkets. See also...

Fighting spam… again

Recently I discovered to my horror that tons of spam had been sent ‘from’ my address. I knew this because my in-box had 1,500 bounced back messages. The trouble with this kind of spam is that it’s impossible to report since bounce backs don’t have the headers of the original spam. I did trace the hosting company of the link seen in the SPAM e-mail, and that after I sent off an irate e-mail to the China-based hosting complaint the spam did slow down. More to do with the ‘natural’ cycle of spam than my e-mail I think. Normally any spam I get I report: I view the message source, copy, and paste into my Spamcop.net account. I knew there must be a plug-in to automate this, and there was. I started with the Habu add-on, but have since gone with the KnujOn.com plug-in from secondwheel. In fact, the easiest way to report spam to Spamcop is simply to forward the mail to the unique e-mail you get when you sign...
fantasy league champ

fantasy league champ

fantasy league champ Originally uploaded by Steve_Mc After a grueling 9-month campaign, I win Channel 4 Fantasy Football League…. again! Final stats: Overall points total Steve 501 Simon 496 Liz 478 Wendy 466 Harry 445 RJ 390 Andrew 312 Dan 307 Tony 296 Best 3 months Steve 214 Wendy 213 Simon 204 Liz 195 Harry 190 Months Won 2 Steve, Simon, Liz 1 Harry, Wendy,...