I first started using the internet back in 1996 when my mum brought a Compaq Presario with it’s built-in 28.8BPS modem and that lovely electronic dial sound when you connected to the internet.
Some of the first things I remember was connecting to Compuserve, a group of forums to connect, chat, exchange idea’s. I also had one game called Panzer General which had this option play by mail. Sending details of your movements to friends over email. Waiting hours for the counter attack!
Then came the webpages! In the web browser there was an option where you can view the source code of how the webpages were created, this is how I learned HTML and it was a pretty easy computer language to learn. Then I learned CSS and after that I found adobe plugins. This is where I was able to do web animation, I didn’t do a lot, but some fun stuff and Flash Player could play that. All the way back in 1996.
So recently when I saw that Adobe were ending the life cycle of the Flash Player, I actually felt somewhat sad to hear this. This little piece of software has been a mainstay for a long time. Adobe arrived with the boom, and survived the burst. It most likely played videos from 30 seconds of animation to 30 minutes or more of a documentary. You will be missed Flash Player, but you will not be forgotten.
I really got sick of it in the end, I had the app on the my phone, was following a few Spurs footballers like Harry Kane and Dele Alli. I was even following the Met Office for the weather and a few other things, but in the end my phone was just going ping with stuff I really didn’t care about.
I was thinking of following Trump, but I really didn’t want to add him to my followers, maybe if everyone stopped following Trump then he would stop using twitter!
Still, here is a song that sums it up.
100 Women 2015: Life for women in Islamic State’s Raqqa
I saw this on the BBC website and felt I had too share,
Some websites have already said they have visited the website and it’s safe. Well I don’t agree, it’s probably very unsafe.
First thing first, read their disclaimer at the bottom and they tell you…
DISCLAIMER : None of the videos are hosted by this site. Streams hosted from sites like veetle,Mips,Veemi are embedded here. This site is not responsible for the legality of the content. For legal issues, please contact appropriate media file owners/hosters.
There for they are allowing content into their website which in turn is not being vetted and they are not taking responsibility. This allows anyone to embed anything they want. It you went there today and try to watch the Tottenham vs West Ham game. You will descover that the match playing, appearing live, but with ads on top the the screen shot. These ads are all malware.
Telling you your software is out of date and needs updating, these are all false. By all means you can listen to the commentry, but I sugest for a website which is going to allow these embedded videos I would move this domain into the blacklist.
Seems I can’t play a game I thought was free to play! Now I have to validate my account, which wont let me validate a thing! I don’t know how many other people have the same problem but it’s very very annoying. I am going to have to phone up now! What I don’t understand, if I am not going to pay them a dam penny, why I need to have five security questions! There is more security on this game than paypal! It’s pathetically over the top!
You can download this game to your Ipad, Iphone, what ever phone you have running android or other devices. I must say I do rather enjoy it on my breaks and free time I have. It’s a fun little game, it’s accross between Sim City and GTA just without the cars! There is alot to do on the game, and if you do have an account or playing it, feel free to add me! My code is 107 841 303 I could do with some more mafioso’s!!
Recently ebay changed their policy that your email address should be different to your username. But mine are the same, I asked should I change it, why wont the system let me change it. But to no avail did I get any help. They constantly disconnected me from the web chat. And the guy on the phone didn’t understand me and had no clue to me other questions.
This leads me to believe they are really untrained.
As the cost of living increases and I have to pay all these bills you wonder where is the next buck coming from! On the other hand you have to say to yourself, where should I be saving money. I’ve considered it a while and will probably start to faze out my old website and move over to this neck of the woods. I’ve always liked wordpress and I don’t feel I need to stop using it, but maybe use it in another place which is more sensible for me and far more cost effective.
Hence, govvy.co.uk will probably take the buscuit!
So my new web era on wordpress starts today, maybe I am behind the times in many respects, but I can’t be picky, just have to get on with what I like doing and this is just one of those things.