The Ubuntu 12.10 dashboard search experience: "I wanted to update/install my nvidia drivers, so I opened the dash and typed 'drivers'. IT DISPLAYED GOLF CLUBS on sale at Amazon!"
Not drinking wine is as bad for your health as being a light smoker.
New ePetition: No women Bishops, no automatic seats in the House of Lords. Nitpickable, but popular and raising the issue. (And why it's hard to write new NewsTechnica.)
My Wikimedia blog: Internet Brands versus Wikitravel admins updates; PR industry: "Our bad actions are Wikipedia’s fault"; PR people in the EU: obey the bright-line rule, or suffer legal consequences.
My hitherto somewhat-lovely BlackBerry Curve 9300 is doing the battery red X. After a week waiting for a replacement battery, the phone doesn't like the new battery either, so I have to hit a Vodafone store for a repair or replacement. Having previously loathed the idea, and rarely using a phone as a phone anyway (texts from arkady, Wikimedia press calls, annoying recruiter calls), I'm now missing the two things I actually seem to be paying £20/mo for: music player and ebook reader. And checking when buses are coming. I'm using the previous dumbphone (the cheapest Vodafone option a coupla years ago: £10 with a £10 PAYG credit), which actually does GMail usably well. So, I've become accustomed to a networked computer in my pocket. Considering Galaxy Nexus or possibly a comically large Galaxy Note for next time — Galaxy Ace and iPhone are too small for my fat fingers.
At work, the sysadmins were discussing the horrible truth about PHP, and the non-technical manager responsible for our Drupal sites overheard. She looked like she'd been told Santa was Jimmy Savile. So I spent the remainder of the week Gillian McKeithing through our LAMP server. Damn, PHP really does go out of its way to try to catch social diseases. When reviewing a LAMP server, there's little like finding an entire old WordPress in a subdirectory of your current one. I didn't go as far as setting up a user per application, but I did carefully make sure user www-data could only write where it needed to. Considering fcgid, though. (Probably next time we run out of memory.)
So I'm assured that, twenty-six years ago, and completely unaware of it until a short while ago, I vomited on Lux Interior.