And they say videogames never hurt anyone!

Man killed by friend over the use of his Playstation console. I’ve heard about fanboys, but that’s just ridiculous!

Winamp 5.2: a huge leap backwards

I’ve been using Winamp for years; ever since I started using Windows-based PCs regularly in fact. I’ve always liked its interface, which provided the inspiration for its open-software cousin XMMS, and more recently was bowled over by the Media Library browser. It was absolutely brilliant! It was responsive and quick, offered effective search, and basically it just worked. That being said, note the use of the past tense. Winamp’s media library browser isn’t “all that and a bag of chips” anymore. In fact changes in Winamp 5.2 took what worked extremely well and turned it into an under-featured, user-unfriendly, unsearchable dog. Winamp 5.2, I’m afraid to say, is a huge leap backwards in terms of usability, and it’s left me scratching my head wondering what the hell the Nullsoft people were thinking when they approved this downgrade. Continue reading “Winamp 5.2: a huge leap backwards”

The post-coital cigarettes alone will kill you.

New disease discovered that causes some women to experience hundreds of orgasms per day. Apparently it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

Businesspeople lying? What’s next, politicians?

The 5 most common lies in business. Learn to see through the marketing-speak, and don’t get fooled again.

UPS strikes out again… and for the last time.

Some people say that my writing here is generally of a negative nature. I have to agree with that. Contentment is a very poor motivator for writing, in that it provides neither a compelling reason to write nor a lot to say. I like strawberries, and I was quite happy that up until a couple of weeks ago I was able to get good strawberries at my local grocery store — but I don’t think I could say much more than that about it, certainly nothing which wouldn’t bore the hell out of the reader. Continue reading “UPS strikes out again… and for the last time.”