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Jake Howlett
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Yet again, I find myself inheriting and struggling to come to terms with other people's code.
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Our daughter is poorly so my wife, armed with her iPhone, Googles NHS Direct.

Here's the result she saw: the top result is a scam site. The first real result it the number she wanted (a lo-call rate 0845 number) but, Karen being Karen, she clicked on the first link and then on the 0906 number that the site offers as a "connecting service". Apparently she didn't know 09 numbers were premium rate.

30 minutes later she's racked up a £40 call charge and her mobile operator bar her phone. Next day when she needs to call the doctors to make an emergency appointment she can't dial out.

Shame on Google for accepting ads from scammers.

Sometimes I feel like life is just designed to fuck me off. It's Wednesday now and what with one thing or another I barely feel like I've got started with working yet...
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My new weekly lifestyle rules:

1. Only allowed crisps at the weekend
2. No alcohol on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
3. Run at least twice a week
4. Leave the house at some point every day.

Been abiding to these rules for a few weeks now and feel all the better for it.
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When are manufacturers going to bring their RAM upgrade prices in line with direct sellers of RAM?
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I just joined the mass of people uninstalling the LinkedIn Android app. Just look at the most recent "reviews" here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.linkedin.android&hl=en

Why uninstall? Permissions!

Android lets you let your apps auto-update themselves. Which is nice (one less thing to do). What's also nice is that it disables auto-update on apps for which the new release has different "permissions". Permissions are things like "Use internet connection", "Make changes to files on disk", "View GPS location" etc.

Being the paranoid type, when a normally auto-updated app appears in my list of apps needing a manual update I make a point of checking what permissions have changed and I'm glad I did this time. What LinkedIn have done in the most recent release is ask for access to the "system log". I'm not exactly sure what's in there but I don't like the sounds of it.

That's why I've un-installed LinkedIn!
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Rather annoying Domino Designer bug du jour: When editing a Java agent if you ctrl-click a class that is stored in a separate Java Script Library it opens the file and you can edit it and it appears to let you save the changes. It just doesn't actually save them. Arggh!
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