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Worstall @ the Weekend That is to say, here's Richard Murphy, everybody!
Tim Worstall, 16 Aug 09:06

IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Let’s bring it back to level pegging
Alistair Dabbs, 15 Aug 07:00

Budget UHD TVs arrive – but were the 4Kasts worth listening to?

Breaking Fad Haters begone! You can now buy 'em with your bangers and mash
Steve May, 14 Aug 09:02

Perhaps middle-aged blokes SHOULDN'T try 34-hour-long road trips

Worstall @ the Weekend Not if it's just to dodge some taxes, anyway ...
Tim Worstall, 09 Aug 07:00

All hail Ikabai-Sital! Destroyer of worlds and mender of toilets

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Don’t trust experts to fix anything
Alistair Dabbs, 08 Aug 07:00

X-wings, pirates and a generic Lara: Gamescom 2015

Game Theory Fun-packed thrills for couch potatoes ... or something like that
Mike Plant, 07 Aug 08:03

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Alistair Dabbs

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Alistair Dabbs is a freelance technology tart, juggling IT journalism, editorial training and digital publishing.

FORKING BitcoinXT: Is it really a coup or just more crypto-FUD?

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Bitcoin is about to fork off. Too forking right, some of you may cheer. But a great many Bitcoin “users” – miners, developers, retailers and spenders – are against the idea. If you ask them about it, they’ll tell you they don’t like being forked about. Some of them say they couldn’t be forked. You thought Greece was in turmoil …
Alistair Dabbs, 29 Aug 2015
Two upended shopping trolleys in an alleyway. Photo by Cyron, licensecd under CC 2.0

'Unexpected item in baggage area' assigned to rubbish area

Something for the Weekend, Sir? "Please wait while we verify your bags." Oo-er, sounds a bit rude! Youtube Video In a Carry On film, they’d follow this up with "Ooh nurse, feel my pulse". Or as Butthead might say: "Uh-huh-huh. You said 'verify'. Uh-huh-huh..." After last week's SftWS column was spiked, The Reg was kind enough to re-run one of my old …
Alistair Dabbs, 22 Aug 2015

IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Alistair Dabbs is currently hanging upside down in a cave at an undisclosed location. While he slakes his thirst with the blood of those who crossed him, El Reg is re-running one of his timeless classic columns. My wife is looking at online porn again. This can happen accidentally to anyone from time to time, usually while …
Alistair Dabbs, 15 Aug 2015
Toilet

All hail Ikabai-Sital! Destroyer of worlds and mender of toilets

Something for the Weekend, Sir? My toilet is working again. I’m sure regular readers are overjoyed to learn this, and I extend a particularly warm welcome from me and my toilet to those reading this Saturday morning’s column while eating breakfast. That first celebratory slash of relief following three consecutive weeks of toilet withdrawal symptoms was …
Alistair Dabbs, 08 Aug 2015
Bank vault

Windows 10: Buy cheap, buy twice, right? Buy FREE ... buy FOREVER

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Microsoft wants to give me Windows 10 for free! Hooray for freebies! OK, some of my software no longer launches or works quite the way it’s supposed to, but I got used to that after upgrading to Windows 8, and then again with Windows 8.1. Free software, yay! Give it away, now! Youtube Video To be honest, I only thought about …
Alistair Dabbs, 01 Aug 2015

It’s DEJA VU: Customer forgets to tell us about essential feature AGAIN

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Déjà vu. I’ve just walked into the offices of a prospective new client for the first time and everything looks familiar, from the faux marble cladding and chromed door handles in the reception to the roughened white wallpaper and very specific shade of blue carpet tiles on the main floor. The Matrix - Déjà vu For all their …
Alistair Dabbs, 25 Jul 2015