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Introducing ReCRAPTCHA
14 Jan 2018
I dunno about the rest of you, but I’m getting heartily sick of those irritating “I’m not a robot” reCAPTCHA tests, which seem to be cropping up with more and more frequency on the intarwebs, of late. On almost every site on which I have to complete some kind of form, I’m forced to present my corporeal credentials by clicking my way through at least one —and more often two or three— screens full of those damned things, before I can proceed.... [ Read More ]
Remove Google Search Bar From Android Marshmallow
13 Nov 2015
CAUTION: [2015-12-31] This post and the equivalent one on Lollipop have been getting a load of hits over the past few days. I suspect this is because a lot of people have got new Android devices over Christmas and want to get rid of that damned search bar. Please be aware that both posts are several months old and refer only to certain versions of Stock Android [and CyanogenMod] and have only been confirmed working on certain hardware.... [ Read More ]
Remove Google Search Bar From Android Lollipop
31 May 2015
CAUTION: [2015-12-31] This post and the equivalent one on Marshmallow have been getting a load of hits over the past few days. I suspect this is because a lot of people have got new Android devices over Christmas and want to get rid of that damned search bar. Please be aware that both posts are several months old and refer only to certain versions of Stock Android [and CyanogenMod] and have only been confirmed working on certain hardware.... [ Read More ]
Yandex as an Alternative to Google?
17 Feb 2015
A wee while back, when the latest Prism / NSA spying scandals and similar underhand shenanigans were filling the headlines, I started looking around for non-US alternatives to the various internet services I use. Not because I’m “up to no good” –as the moronic “If you’re not doing anything wrong, you’ve nothing to hide…” mantra chanters, would probably infer– but just as a point of principle. One of the alternatives I looked at was using Yandex as an alternative to Google for [amongst other things] handling email on the various domain names I own.... [ Read More ]
Career Opportunities
16 Mar 2011
Anyone fancy a design job working for a small unheard of startup company? According to Behance, there’s one going here ... [ Read More ]
Nice Animation
29 Dec 2010
Quite a nice wee combo of stopmotion and computer graphics used in this German promo campaign for Google Streetview. And it’s good to see the perennial old “Living Sketchbook” idea still has legs! There’s also a page here with some info on how it was made.... [ Read More ]
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