Category Archives: Computers and Internet

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

So Facebook wants us all to use their new cryptocurrency Libra? I loathe and detest Facebook enough already without this being thrust upon us. As Kenan Malik writes: Libra cryptocurrency won’t set us free, it will further enslave us to … Continue reading

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Wherefore By Their Fruits Shall Ye Know Them…

Back in January, I blogged about the fact that my Internet Service Provider, XS4ALL, was going to be swallowed up by its parent company KPN. XS4ALL customers were not happy about this – over 50,000 of them (including me) signed … Continue reading

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Killing the goose that lays golden eggs

Here in the Netherlands we have a number of internet service providers (ISPs) to choose from. One of the oldest is XS4ALL, and it has been offering internet access to private individuals since 1993. It’s been my ISP since 1994. … Continue reading

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Microsoft – still asleep at the wheel

Another day, and yet another rant at Microsoft. I’ve already ranted about the fact that the OneDrive ‘Files on Demand’ feature is a step backwards from the old ‘Smart Files’ feature in Windows. I’ve also complained numerous times that the … Continue reading

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I’m Getting Nervous…

It’s the little things that gradually mount up. A series of changes, often small in themselves, that suddenly align and bring about a situation that can cause a major catastrophe. Over the years, I’ve built up about 500GB of personal … Continue reading

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Typically Dutch

The Dutch have a reputation for being straightforward, bordering on rude, in their interactions with other people. I had a prime example of this in an encounter yesterday. My Lenovo wireless keyboard and mouse has been giving trouble over the … Continue reading

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Breaking New Ground

A new chapter has begun in the ongoing saga to get high-speed internet in the countryside around here: today, the work began on digging the trenches for the fibre optic cable. The director of the company that is investing in … Continue reading

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