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Removing the Ask.com Toolbar And Its Search Engine Hijacking Effects

This isn’t something I usually do, but given I had to do a lot of hunting around to find out how to get rid of the Ask.com completely (or at least until it wasn’t interfering with my browser any more) I thought I’d write out my experience in order to aid others in future. Continue reading

Pick A Winner!

Here’s a hypothetical for you: You’re an investor with US$100m burning a hole in your pocket. You absolutely have to invest that money in an MMO. (Why? That’s up to you – all your investor friends are doing it, you’re under an ancient gypsy curse, you have brain damage, whatever.) If things go wrong, you’ll … Continue reading

Reading the MMO Tea Leaves for 2012

In previous years I’ve spent a lot of time reviewing and writing up a year’s worth of Massively.com / other MMO sites news articles. Although this is very useful from an information point of view (particularly the “oh, I’d forgotten about that” articles) it takes a very long time. So, this year I’m still doing … Continue reading

Lemony Snicket on Occupy Wall Street

Occasionally you come across writing that packs a lot into very little. Lemony Snicket’s “Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance” is an incredibly pointed and witty take on the OWS movement and reactions to it. Copied from the original just in case that disappears; all credit … Continue reading

This Is How You Do Punishment

Since I don’t live in New South Wales or Queensland, I really don’t care about Rugby League. However, when the Melbourne Storm was caught in long-term salary cap violations, League certainly did punishment the right way. The consequence of hiding about AUS$1.7 m in player payments through game day payments of around $15 000 to … Continue reading