Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

20 November 2011
by Mark
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A wet Wednesday in Hartlepool

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An article in the Guardian Organ Grinder blog, titled “Local newspaper industry needs radical action now if it is to survive” laments the incipient passing of much of the country’s local newspaper industry. I don’t disagree with the article’s analysis … Continue reading

5 November 2011
by Mark
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O2 comprehension failure

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As I mentioned a few days ago, I’ve been getting a lot of SMS spam from one particular number. You can read that article for some background, but it turns out to be possibly more weird than that. According to … Continue reading

3 November 2011
by Mark
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Bad municipal web design

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One of the things about coming to parenthood relatively late is that I’m also late to experience something that all my contemporaries are already only too aware of: Schools are absolutely terrible when it comes to handling payments made by … Continue reading

1 November 2011
by Mark
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Lottobytext: SMS spammers

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I’ve been getting a fair number of SMS spams recently trying to persuade me to sign up for a lottery number scam. They come from shortcode 87770, and look like this: FreeMsg: get 5 FREE lines in the nxt Euromillions … Continue reading