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Top 5 “new” SingStar annoyances

The updated version of SingStar has some real backward steps in it. Here’s the ones I dislike the most:

  1. Having to re-enter your name in the High Score table after every song. Ugh.
  2. Having to remember to disable that 2nd player mic everytime you pick that first song of the session. I never remember and always have to restart.
  3. Not being able to navigate in the reverse direction in the song list, i.e. Z=>A. It doesn’t wrap around.
  4. Lack of navigation and volume controls in post-song media Gallery.
  5. 3 millions point. WTF?

Hide “related” articles on Facebook

Facebook has (not that) recently added the “related” articles feature which displays extra links beneath a News Feed story when you click a link in that story.

I can’t stand it as it changes the length of the page and makes me lose where I was in the page.

Disable this behaviour with Adblock by adding these filters:


Firefox unable to “permanently store this exception”

When visiting sites over HTTPS that use a self-signed or expired certificate Firefox will stop dead in it’s tracks with a “This Connection is Untrusted” message. Annoying but necessary given the web-savviness of the majority of net denizens nowadays.

On occasion when clicking “Add Exception…” the option to “permanently store this exception” will be greyed out. Very annoying. Especially when it’s my test server and I created the self-signed cert and I KNOW it’s not valid.

The Solution

The only reliable solution I’ve found is to delete (part of?) Firefox’s certificate database. The file (on Windows 7/Vista) is:


Note, you will have to quit FF first. Annoying.

Note to self: try and find a HTTPFox clone for Chrome so I can finally free myself from this awful browser.

Magicka doesn’t save

So I shelled out my hard earned and bought Magicka on Steam. It looked like a fun casual game.

I played for 21 minutes and reached the 1st checkpoint and thought it would be safe to quit.


Apparently, according to many forum posts, the game only saves at the end of each “chapter”. Seems this isn’t a casual game at all. It’s the equivalent of an old-school hardcore platformer. I’m too old for that kind of shit.


At least I only wasted 3 bucks.

Dear postie…

Thankyou for waiting for the one day when you know it’s going to rain to leave my mail sticking out of my letterbox. (more…)

Apple Universal Dock and Component AV Cable review

First things first. I’ve just got both these (expensive) products home, plugged them in and have come away with nothing more than a huge feeling of being ripped off. Some of this is due to limitations of the iPod but the rest is due to the limitations of the Universal Dock. (more…)

Hottest day of the year (part 2)

Whatever blew up in the flats next door on Friday wasn’t able to be properly repaired and died again early on Sunday morning. (more…)

Hottest day of the year (so far)

Of course the day that the power decides to go out in my neighborhood is also the hottest day of the year. (more…)

Matrix Online review

I’ve been a bit mis-leading with the title of this post as the truth is I haven’t actually been able to play this game yet. 3 days after signing up. (more…)

SPORE™ Creature Creator isn’t available in Australia (but Aussies can buy it)

I’ve been having fun with the trial of SPORE™ Creature Creator over the last few days and decided to pay for the full version. However, when I tried to buy it, I found I couldn’t buy it from the Australian EA site. (more…)