Category Archives: Rants

Some things that have been annoying me

I’ve had a bee in my bonnet about a few things just lately. I’ve been meaning to find the time to write up about each once, but frankly I couldn’t be bothered. I still mostly can’t so here they all are on one post instead. Real people don’t need encryption This statement was uttered by […]


People often say to me: “Illusive Man, you callipygian super-being, what are your thoughts on X?” where X can be any topical issue of the moment. Well, I thought it was about time I got it all down in a post for everyone to read. If I’ve missed something important, feel free to let me […]


I figured that would get your attention. Now that I have it, permit me to hold it a little while longer. I’ve been wanting to write about this for a while now, but each time I sat down at my keyboard to write something, all that came out was RAAAGE! Well, hopefully I’ve settled down […]

Horizon: The secret life of cats

So Horizon is showing The Secret Life Of Cats. In which we get to see what 50 flea-bitten moggies get up to during the hours their “owners” are away, and during the night. One cannot help wonder why these cats are not kept indoors, and are allowed to roam and defecate on other peoples’ property […]

A few things

There have been a couple of things lately which have annoyed me in one way or another. I meant to write about them all individually at the time, however the Universe had other ideas, and so I find myself writing about them all under one post, right now… Firstly the “bedroom tax“. It is not […]

Ban that sugar!

So the health nazis are on the march again. Shadow Health Secretary – Andy Burnham – has had two years to come up with a policy which will win voters from the Evil Conservatives back to the Shining Knights of Labour. With the coalition government being so shite, and having had so much time to […]

Have I gone mad?

I saw a link to this story in my Twitter feed first thing this morning. When I read it, I thought for a moment that I had actually gone insane: Harriet Harman has praised ‘heroic’ immigrants who claim welfare payments in Britain and use the cash to support families living abroad. She said the Government […]

Voracious, small-minded predators…

… Is how I think of the members of Central Bedfordshire District Council after reading this shocking story over at Liberal Conspiracy (emphasis original): On the 8th of February a man took his own life. Peter Williams was a gifted engineer, whose invention, still manufactured today, landed him in the Guinness World Records, but he […]

The olympics and junk food sponsorships

The health stasi. The olympics – I refuse to give it a capital letter. Two of the things I find myself hating most of all at the moment. I’m tired of all the olympics prep work we’ve been doing at work – we’ve had years to prepare, and it seems that all government departments are […]

Email and Facebook

Well, it looks like Facebook have done it again. You may recall a while back that Facebook launched its own email service, offering everyone who cared to sign up an email address. The response was underwhelming: most people preferred the email services offered by their own ISP or Gmail for security – an area […]