Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Why can't you use an Android mobile to write a post to your blog?

It would seem that Google, who own Andriod, will not allow an Android smartphone to write anything into the bulk of a post to a Blogger blog, which they also own, by not allowing the virtual keybosrd to come up.
To post this, I am having to email this to my blog.
As more & more people are working out of smartphones, why does this happen? Are they insane or just not capable of keeping up with their own OS?
I leave  this to the reader to decide.

Sunday, 17 March 2013


Here is a silly question. If I post to my blog from my my mobile phone & use a MMS rather than an emall, why does O2 take it upon themselves to block it and put up a post that exposes my mobile number to scammers and spear phishers?
Do they realy think they are trying to help?
They must be mad as hatters.
I would love to know the legal position on this in the UK.

Press Regulation

OK, tomorrow is the vote.
IMHO phone hacking is wrong, but (& a very big but) it can be justified if people are breaking the law or being in power & saying one thing & doing what you condem & you expose them.
It seems that most of the phone hacking scandle was to get celebrity quote or  something from a sex/murder.
There needs to be some sort of criminal sanctions to stop this sort of thing happening, otherwise the press will pay the fine (which would never get to £1m in any circumstances) & just go on as before.
The press must be free to expose government, criminals & wrongdoers, but not chase celebrities & the average man in the street who happens to have a few minutes of fame.
There needs to be some sort of US style 'Feedom of the Press' in this action, but no 'I can do as I like' that some of the press seem to want.
Oh, and the lible bill that Cameron seems to have killed (possibly due to press infulence, if you are a conspirancy theorist), as it would have stopped defamation tourists. BRING IT BACK.