Friday, November 27, 2009

10 Downing Street Petition To Stop Ludicrous Bill

The skinny:
This petition has been set up in response to the Government’s proposal to cut off internet access to those who are caught illegally downloading copyrighted files. We think this has one fundamental flaw, as illegal filesharers will simply hack into other peoples WiFi networks to do their dirty work. This will result in innocent people being disconnected from the internet. What's more, such a punishment should be dealt with in the proper way, in a court of law. This guilty until proven innocent approach violates basic human rights.
You can sign the bill Here.

If you want to help out more you can signup to the Open Rights Group and Donate to the cause.

Monday, November 23, 2009

How To Cancel An XBox Live Gold Account

This changes all the time and they deliberately don't make it easy by burying the option, make it effort and generally aren't helpful abot the whole thing.

Phoning up works, but you can also do it from To do this togo log into your account, select Contact Information, Membership Level and then you will see a bit on the screen that says 'Automatic renewal: On' click the ON (a hidden hyperlink?)
Now just keep clicking next while they try to persuade you to not go through with cancelling your account and you are done. You account won't cancel until your prepaid period expires, but at least they will stop taking money out of your account.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tony Hawk Ride

Giant Bomb has like a short video overview of RIDE and it doesn't look very awesome.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

New Version Of Paint.Net

I upgraded my main system to Windows7 today and it is awesome, but it just so happens that today the new more shiny version of was released. A full list of improvements can be found Here, but in brief in looks a lot better, the fonts tool has been upgraded and the selection tool uses a lot less CPU cycles.

If you haven't tried Paint.Net than I can happily recommend it to anybody who doesn't need Photoshop.