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WordPress: Is The Software Becoming Bloated?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 7, 2016 in Internet |

I was looking through some of the software which powers WordPress this morning, not because I necessarily want to change anything, but more because I want to understand what everything is and how it all works. It is fine having something which works and, in the case of WordPress, works well, but also good to […]

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Scams: What’s In A (Registered) Name?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 6, 2016 in Internet |

I haven’t come across this scam too often, but it does the rounds now and then so it’s also worth mentioning. It consists of a mail, such as the one below, appearing to come from a private company concerned with registering domain names, company names, trademarks and similar and is always in China. Since everyone […]

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Truth In Journalism

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 5, 2016 in News & Opinion |

One of our local newspaper groups has decided it is time for a completely new look. The newspapers they produce haven’t changed in several decades, aside from the art of production, so they need to draw some attention to themselves, remind potential customers that they are there and, of course, protect their place in the […]

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Spam: Fooling Around With Reality

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 3, 2016 in Immoral Conversations |

We have been warned. It’s fair to say that the warnings have been almost continuous throughout the history of the Internet, and probably even longer. Scams, fraud, things that are almost too good to be true, bridges for sale, lotteries we didn’t enter and still won, millions of dollars hidden in bank accounts in Nigeria. […]

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Transport: The Computer Over The Human

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 2, 2016 in Internet |

I can see the thinking behind this Tweet from the Financial Times: a car driven by a computer is not going to be distracted, not by a phone, by the kids, by a rabbit running across the road. A car driven by a computer is going to drive in the right direction, at the right […]

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