30 May 2011

Recursive Review

Ever wondered if anyone ever reads this? Turns out a couple of people do, but I can see now the importance of being ahead of the game, as these blog stats below illustrate:



So Libya's leader storms ahead of bestiality, closely followed by egoism. Apple fanbois and GiRLS will always reprazent also. Who knows, maybe I'll pick a topic at some point that will 'trend' in 2012. Or maybe I'll keep writing about technology, surrealism, politics and punk rock. I predict the latter.

Jesus BT

No great work of literature this, just continued frustration.

My internet connection has be patchy of late, gradually becoming non-existent, especially on weekends. The problem lies in no dial tone. BT said 3 days to repair but I've heard nothing yet. I suppose part of the problem is not spotting the phone issue, as who the fuck uses landlines except the elderly, the criminal fraternity and the mentally ill.

I now exist as a kind of web vagrant, stealing whatever bandwidth I can glean from outside pubs, and sometimes attempting to guess the passwords of my neighbours. HINT: its not 'wireless' or 'password'.

If I'm really desperate, I bluetooth in to my old skool mobile, but I dread to think of what the charges are, and its speed is laughable. Still, at least I have a portable modem of sorts.

1 May 2011

MASh

"Mutual Aid Sheffield (M.A.SH) is a voluntary group providing solidarity and support for strikes, workplace actions and community struggles through direct action. The group is open to any worker or unemployed person across any sector. It is independent of all political parties and trade unions and is non-profit.

MASH works through direct action to help every member of the group with problems like: crap landlords, housing issues, benefit claims, problems with access to public services, bullying and victimisation, sexual harassment, discrimination and unpaid wages.
MASH operates on a non-hierarchical basis and roles are shared and rotated.
MASH works towards consensus in its decision making. It is strictly anti-discrimination and any form of prejudice; racism, sexism, homophobia will not be tolerated in the group.
MASH operates through self-organisation; the group will support people to take up their own struggles but cannot do things for people without their involvement. The principle of mutual aid requires that we all help each other with our struggles; if people want help they have to help others."