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  1. Yahoo going down the pan

    October 19, 2014 by The Man

    I’ve often read online how much Yahoo sucks but I often thought it was exaggerated until I tried to update my Flickr account.

    First I could not verify my mobile number because of an error


    So no two factor authentication for me this week.

    Next let’s try updating our email address …. mmmm ok we can add an alias account fine if it doesn’t mention yahoo but for some bizarre reason an alias address with yahoo in is invalid. Now I like to name my emails after the sites I register at so I know if spam does come in which site leaked my details so for this site it would be and if ever spam arrives I know who to blame. I do this so much that only gets spam so I simply send it straight to junk unless it’s a reply.

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    So Yahoo has let me add a few extra accounts for recovery should I need them but they need to be verified. Yes you guessed it….

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    Yes somebody really needs to look at their validation skills.

    So lets get onto support… nooooooo lets not. There is just an endless loop of banal question and answers but if your question does not fit then forget it. So off to Twitter we go. Lets see what happens.


  2. Worry about who has your data….

    October 13, 2014 by The Man

    Ok this time all the info was publicly available anyway but just remember next time you share your data online it could end up on any web site.

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    Now have gone out of their way to enable remote debugging despite everything you are ever told about allowing such things. So would you trust your data with a third party who has no idea on security ?

  3. Add Nike to websites who don’t understand technology.

    October 4, 2014 by The Man

    There is nothing that annoys me more than web sites who don’t understand what constitutes a valid email address but it get’s 100 times worse when they allow you to change your password but when you log in you are met with this…..

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    So now waiting for their support on Twitter to get back to me…. not holding my breath. Bye bye Nike Running I suspect.

  4. Microsoft REALLY want you to install Silverlight

    November 23, 2012 by The Man

    Now I have noticed this before but installing a new machine I kept setting the update to hidden as I don’t want Silverlight on this machine.




    and for the forth time of hiding…..