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Steve Bell – Gordon Brown

Steve Bell 19.09.14

So true!

Right on the Monet

Des Champs Au Printemps. And why not!


Thor – Twat





First Mac Virus

I’ve just seen my first ever proper Mac virus!

According to Sophos, it’s named OSX/VSearch-A and puts all sorts of nasty links and images in any browsers you have installed on your Mac. A plethora of pop-up ads and other unpleasantness also happens. The poor chap who infected his Mac had downloaded a dodgy streaming app to watch football for free. He got more than he bargained for.

We installed Sophos to remove the virus, having cleared out preference files, browser extensions and some of the applications he’d installed to see the football. After a couple of restarts and a further scan we killed it.

These seem to be the common locations for the files which may mean you have to make hidden files visible in the Finder.

/Library/Application Support/VSearch

This is very unusual as this sort of distribution usually happens on a Windows PC not on a Mac. While Macs are inherently more secure than Windows machines and can only be infected if the user downloads and specifically installs an application, it’s still a worrying development.

The way


And just in case any really anxious christians are a bit narked and write in to complain, “You wouldn’t dare take the piss out of Muslims” – yes I’ve had them – here’s one for them.





I’m not.  He is. Thank fuck!

First Minister Alex Salmond concedes defeat at the Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh in front of his suppor


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A sound fellow, that Napoleon Bonaparte!

“How can you have order in a state without religion? For, when one man is dying of hunger near another who is ill of surfeit, he cannot resign himself to this difference unless there is an authority which declares ‘God wills it thus.’ Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”

“A soul you say? Give my pocketwatch to a savage and he’ll think it has a soul.”

Hey Jimi

With all the other stuff going on today, it’s comforting to forget politics, division and devisiveness  and remember one, if not the best, guitarists, Jimi Hendrix, who died today in 1970. Electric Ladyland will be played this evening, LOUD. As Jimi used to say, “Watch out for your ears!”