April 28th, 2009 by Adam
e-ignite has now opted out of Phorm / Webwise tracking so visitors to the site will have their privacy protected. Please see the open letter below:
Email sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date / Time: 28 April 2009 / 7.18pm UK Time
Subject: Website Exclusion Request: e-ignite.co.uk [An open letter]
Content: To whom it may concern,
I own and operate the domain e-ignite.co.uk and all subdomains under this domain. I wish this website and all its subdomains to be excluded from Webwise / Phorm for the benefit of the privacy of all visitors to the site. I fundamentally disagree with the Webwise tracking practices and I also disagree with the policy that website owners have to specifically opt-out via email – a Webwise / Phorm specific entry in robots.txt should be respected.
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August 20th, 2008 by Adam
I recently had some fairly serious problems with my iPod Touch when the latest 2.0.2 firmware was released. I don’t normally blog about these problems to complain, but it seems to me that there could be a serious issue affecting all iPod Touch and iPhone users – the Apple support website offered little or no help and at one point, I thought I might have bricked my iPod. In the hope of helping anyone out who may suffer the same problems, here’s my story…
Firstly, I should make it clear that my iPod is 100% above-board. It’s not Jailbroken and I bought and paid for both the original software update (the January Software Update which added mail functionality along with weather and stocks gadgets), and the iPhone 2.0 update for iPod Touch. I absolutely love my iPod and use it intensively for checking my email, general web surfing and all things music and video.
I first noticed a problem when I tried to update my iPod to the 2.0.2 software – I was able to update to 2.0.0 and 2.0.1 without any problems whatsoever just weeks earlier. I launched iTunes, plugged my iPod in and a “New Hardware Detected” bubble came up in Windows XP (Pro) stating that new hardware was found and it was a “Digital Stills Camera”. I thought that this was a bit strange, and within a few second, Windows went into memory dump mode and I got the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD). Annoyed, I re-booted and plugged my iPod back in – this time it worked, connected no problem and so I started downloading the new firmware. The firmware downloaded (although at almost 250Mb, it seemed like a huge download for such a small device… I guess that’s just the way it is though) and began to install on my iPod. The “Digital Stills Camera” bubble popped up again in Windows and within seconds, my computer blue-screened and the software install didn’t finish correctly. I tried switching the iPod on – it worked, remembered my password etc, but when I tried to open anything (the Settings dialog for example), it just froze up.
“Oh dear” I thought…
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May 27th, 2008 by Adam
As many of you from the UK will know, petrol prices have gone skywards and show no sign of slowing. With the Government announcing even more taxation on fuel, it’s time to take a stand. Lorry Drivers took matters into their own hands and staged the first of a number of threatened protests which I wholeheartedly agree with.
If you agree that fuel prices are too high and something has to be done at government level, please take just a few moments of your time to sign the government petition before 17 June 2008:
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