Friday, September 25, 2015

PayPal new telephone security measures by "lexis nexis" are stupid!

PayPal new telephone security measures by "lexis nexis" are stupid!

The call centre folks in the UK have as one of their security questions: "Do you know any of these people?" Then they read out a bunch of names and ask you to say who you know! I'm sorry but how does PayPal new security partner lexis nexus think they know the people I know! I have never provided any additional names to them or PayPal. On what basis are they building up their database of related people and just cause there's a logical relationship am I required to know everyones names I'm connected to? Are we expected to remember all our neighbours who in most cities don't socialise much. All our long distant cousins? Our past colleagues from enterprise companies with tens of thousands of staff!
What if I say I know all the people in their security question list, are they going to reject me telling me I have not heard of some random name. The new associated name verification system was dreamt up by idiots.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Film about being human

Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Working with a dedicated team of translators, journalists and cameramen, Yann captures deeply personal and emotional accounts of topics that unite us all; struggles with poverty, war, homophobia, and the future of our planet mixed with moments of love and happiness.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Listen to the mix on this!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dubai with custom-built jetpack

Yves "Jetman" Rossy flying in tandem with skydiver Vince Reffet using custom-built jetpack spiral, dive and climb through the skies of Dubai in a stunning 4K video.

Thank you Albert Einstein for your mind. Thank you Leonardo da Vinci for your innovation. Thank you Yves Rossy for your exhilarating adventure in our time. These are some of the people who've inspired me in life.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Autoplay is now default on YouTube

Autoplay is now default on YouTube . The worlds biggest video site says that's what people want and I agree.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Problem: iPhone Photos & Camera Storage shows lots of space used

Problem: iPhone > Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage > Photos & Camera  > Storage shows lots of space used even though you have deleted all your old photos and videos.

Reason: iPhone keeps all the old media in a "DCIM" folder. Every photo or video I though I deleted from the iPhone in the past was still there.

Tried: Upgrading iPhone / iTunes. Tried restarting iPhone / iTunes. Tried unSyncing all iPhoto collections from iPhone… none of that worked.

Solution: delete old media files using iExplorer from

Here are the steps:

Note only after you mount the media folder and go to the DCIM folder can you delete the old files... I think Apple don't want to show those old files so you use storage then end up buying more cloud storage... sneeky but that all goes to help them get $18 billion profit in 2015, the largest in its history.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Adobe your flash install experience is crap

Adobe your flash install experience has been crap for the last 2 versions.
The mac installer doesn't work and we need the updates to avoid the zero day malware exploits that are happening now.

So for the benefit of others like me who couldn't update their flash player, here's a better way to do it.

On a Windows PC, go to this page:
Then select your OS and version and download a standalone installer.
Then run that installer with browser off and no web connection needed...

Adobe, you should not stop supporting Flash Player, currently used on 1.3 billion computers! HTML5 isn't as wonderful as we were all lead to believe.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Matt Barrie - Chief Executive of | Silicon Real

Well done Matt. Slightly jealous I stopped running the freelance community I started back in 1998.