An omnibus of tech posts by s Futurologist on software development primarily.

Friday, 28 March 2014


Evernote doesn't seem to be as good as ColorNote

Dear Evernote
I heard good things about Evernote. I currently use mNote and ColorNote, but neither have a working online sync. My desire is to be able to get notes off my android phone quickly. I do a lot of writing while on the move. My only current workaround is to copy to gmail as a draft.
So I've installed Evernote, but it is very disappointing:
* Bloated and slow
* Screen interface is bloated
* Display of notes is wasteful of screen space.
* Many more clicks/touches of the screen necessary to complete actions.
* Why is it prompting me to save a note I come out of? Of cause it should simply just save it!
Are you able to optimise Evernote to be more lean like mNote and ColorNote?

Thursday, 14 November 2013


Mud and Stud East Midlands (EMESS)

Check out East Midlands Earth Structures Society, also known as EMESS. Great to see they are also on blogspot.

Sunday, 10 November 2013


Companies use loop hole to send Junk mail to Register of Electors

Legal challenges by companies have just opened up a legal loop hole allowing companies to prevent Electoral Registration Officers at councils around the country from "pre ticking" the "No junk mail" Edited register box. Pre ticking the box meant council no longer had to employ staff to pass on the contact details to companies interested in spamming junk mail to households.

We need new registration, to close this loop hole being exploited by companies. This is almost as bad as Royal Mail junk mail "Delivered by" scheme.

Workaround is, never respond to any junk mail received through the post.  Like spam in your inbox, its the people that reply that make it a revenue stream for the unscrupulousness senders. Also only buy products from companies that you have approached yourself, online, or on the high street.

I found out about this loop hole exploit in letter from Electoral Registration Officer at Westminster Council dated 1 Oct 2013.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


Campaign for regular rate phone numbers

I've noticed so many companies use phone numbers that are charged at premium prices by mobile operators.

Do mobile operators and the companies split the profits from these numbers?

0800, 0870, 0844, 0845 all get charged at a high cost. They are excluded from my contract call package.

Therefore, I today launch a campaign, as a consumer champion. Companies should provide regular rate phone numbers to their customers. If they want to offer a backup 0845 number, they can do so, but they should at first offer the regular phone number.

Workaround is to use SayNoTo0870 in the meantime!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


BestDomainSale twitter feed launched

Check out our new BestDomainSale twitter feed! now for sale too.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013


Valuable domains for sale

My domains for sale page is up!

Top new domains for sale!

Sunday, 1 September 2013


Domains for sale

Sedo list of domains for sale


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