Entries from July 2008

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Driving to the Pub Costs More Than the Booze

Well, actually this doesn’t apply to me at all, the pub is within walking distance, and it’s overstating really because Petrol costs about £1.10 a litre, whereas a pint of the black stuff is around £3.05 . Anyway, I wouldn’t want to ruin the mood too much by being overly upbeat; the bank decided to […]

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Travel SIM cards – Bollocks Onboard

So, about a week ago, I purchased one of those things pictured on the left; initially I was put off since these bastards want £25 just to get a SIM loaded with a tenner’s credit, then I found some website offering one for £8 with a tenner on it, so I jumped for it. So […]

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Google Checkout – the art of paranoia

Well, I’ve nothing against Google… but jesus christ, try delving into their Checkout API and you’re going to cack yourself; for a start, they require you to do submissions to their server securely… HTML is possible but of course, XML preferred. Then, if you should decide you want notifications to be made as a callback, […]

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Well my mum says your programming language has no manners

Yeah… it’s the same old thing, C# developers think Java sucks, Java developers promptly run off into a corner to cry and masturbate. Meanwhile, C++ developers tell the C# developers they’re idiots who have everything done for them, C# devs respond with a middle finger and/or fuck you. OK, sorry, I’m biased, I hate Java, […]

Monday, July 14th, 2008

A Whole Sodding Chicken for 999 Forint.

Just look at the size of that bastard… well, that wasn’t the one I ate, but the point stands. As you read this, tell me if you can get a whole roasted seasoned chicken for £3.50 (or say about €4.20) actually, you probably don’t care, and in real-terms, the chicken here in Hungary is only […]

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Region Protection

This has got to be HTCs most idiotic move yet… On the HTC Diamond, the ROMs have a check built into the kernel and rilphone.dll to have a poke at a GPIO to see which region it’s from; if you patch the kernel one out, it will boot, however the rilphone.dll check will cause it […]

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Stagflation and You.

It’s a bit of a funny game… the price of goods goes up because nobody’s really spending, so retailers clearly feel the need to up their prices in the hope of squeezing more out of the punters that actually do part with their cash. At the same time, everyones suffering as a direct result, which […]