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Rubbish British broadband speeds; this post is for posterity

I’m posting this on the 5th of March 2009. I’m doing it for posterity’s sake so I can look back and remark just how shit the UK’s infrastructure is. Some people in the country are lucky enough to have nice fast connections. It seems that wherever I tend to choose to live, the infrastructure is […]

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T-Mobile’s Billing System Is [Still] Rubbish

What the hell is with T-Mobile UK’s billing system? I thought we’d sorted out all the rubbish, I really did. Do you know how I fixed the problems I was having ALL last year? Every single month, no sodding payment mechanism apart from a direct-from-my-bank-transfer would work. Nothing. I tried adding direct debits. I tried […]

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Broadband ‘Connected Britain’ Is Rubbish

I am currently uploading a 120mb MIR Show video at the whopping WHOPPING average speed of 18.5k per second. Fluck all use that ‘cloud’ is when I’m whizzing away at 18.5k/sec. In fact thinking back about 15 years ago, if I was lucky, I got similar speeds on my 56k modem. I’m using an 8mb […]

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£175 to hire an LCD projector for the day at Holiday Inn. Rubbish.

So I was hosting an event today for some executives. I picked the Holiday Inn in Brentwood, Essex — near the M25 motorway. Convenient for everyone to get to — does ‘ok’ food and it’s got all the basics — including the obligatory and stupidly priced ‘high speed’ ibahn WiFi internet. That I can put […]

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Devices

The Rubbish Microsoft Zune Phone

Phoning people. Sending text messages. Mobile data services. That’s what you need a phone to do. And will the much rumoured Microsoft Zune Phone do this? We shall see. Devin Coldewey at CrunchGear reckons that Microsoft is in, “…Pole position to announce something like a Zune phone.” “Could this coming January hold the surprise announcement […]

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Applications

Just how rubbish is Blackberry’s Developer Programme?

Have a read of this comment posted on today’s article about the 400,000 downloads of the MySpace for Blackberry application. If you thought the Blackberry Developer’s Programme was a bit… rubbish, congratulations. You appear to have been correct: When we launched Palringo on the Blackberry in May, we saw an equally impressive increase in downloads. […]

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This Motorola Q9 is ridiculous; How can they send this to market?

I’ve taken some video footage of my piece-of-shit Motorola Q9 trying to make a call.  My mistake was to answer the phone, you see.  A chap called me with a story and all was good.  I hung up and tried to make a call. Mistake. Stupid, stupid mistake.  What the hell was I thinking, trying […]

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Shit T-Mobile UK Online Billing System: Redux

We continue the shit T-Mobile UK online billing system series with this post today. Last night at 1145pm, the system was offline and not accessible. Tonight at 930pm I thought I’d give it a go. I’ve been trying to setup my direct debit, if you recall. I managed to login fine. Clicked ‘direct debit’. All […]