Author Archive: Rob (James Robinson)

Tech meddler, Architect, mental health advocate, founder / editor of lastplaceonthe.net, married and father of two.

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Canned responses aren’t indicative of good customer service
[ 0 ] Sunday, 3 January 2010 |

Canned responses aren’t indicative of good customer service

Canned responses serve no purpose other than to irritate and frustrate the recipient. I do not understand why companies insist of preparing and using them.

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I don’t do New Year Resolutions so I set some goals instead
[ 0 ] Friday, 1 January 2010 |

I don’t do New Year Resolutions so I set some goals instead

don’t do New Year Resolutions. Other than one major one I actually made (and have kept) several years ago, there are very few things that I find are necessary to promise myself I’ll do

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Trial complete: A look at Apple’s MobileMe service
[ 0 ] Wednesday, 16 December 2009 |

Trial complete: A look at Apple’s MobileMe service

Apple offer a 60 day free trial, I decided I’d sign up. The 60 day trial is now over, so I thought I’d share my experiences.

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7 days of Bing versus Google
[ 1 ] Wednesday, 16 December 2009 |

7 days of Bing versus Google

I allowed myself to be influenced and also conducted a simple experiment, 7 days of Bing versus Google – the results of which make up this blog article!

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How to: Fix iPhone applications close immediately after opening them
[ 0 ] Monday, 7 December 2009 |

How to: Fix iPhone applications close immediately after opening them

When any installed application was opened, the application would immediately self close and the iPhone springboard be displayed.

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How to: Fix iPhone applications close immediately after opening them
[ 0 ] Monday, 7 December 2009 |

How to: Fix iPhone applications close immediately after opening them

When any installed application was opened, the application would immediately self close and the iPhone springboard be displayed.

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World of Warcraft Addons I can’t live without
[ 1 ] Wednesday, 2 December 2009 |

World of Warcraft Addons I can’t live without

I’ve refined my User Interface many times and most recently undertook the task of making it more logically structured.

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Tom Tom map upgrades are a complete rip off
[ 1 ] Tuesday, 1 December 2009 |

Tom Tom map upgrades are a complete rip off

Once I got to the checkout screen I was horrified to see how much Tom Tom were trying to rip me off. According to them, my current map was two years old. Rather than be charged what I’d expected, £18.95 for a new map, Tom Tom wanted to bill me for the current map as well as the map from the year before; therefore making the bill a little under £40

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How to: Jailbreak and sim unlock iPhones using stock 3.1.2 firmware
[ 0 ] Wednesday, 11 November 2009 |

How to: Jailbreak and sim unlock iPhones using stock 3.1.2 firmware

There have always been a number of different ways to (metaphorically) skin a cat and equally there have been various methods by which to jailbreak and unlock an iPhone.

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vBulletin 4 upgrade offer grossly unfair
[ 0 ] Thursday, 22 October 2009 |

vBulletin 4 upgrade offer grossly unfair

Are you a vBulletin customer? Do you feel we’re being ripped off or given a rubbish upgrade offer?

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