Posts by David Ivory
Hard News: Cultures and violence,
This post from earlier in the year is to my mind the best, and perhaps only possible, response to mass shootings.
I've never thought it a great idea to do in depth analysis of the perpetrators of extreme violence - going so far as to berate the TVNZ Newsroom in 1990 over their live coverage of Aromoana... but they went ahead and did it any way.
Creating a culture of awareness but not sensationalism is going to be hard - it goes against the grain. But it has a better chance than gun laws in reducing mass shootings - at least there is no constituency in favour of respecting the feelings of mass murderers.
Hong Kong’s Apple Daily has already created a video of the attack on OBL http://bit.ly/jcEYkB
Hard News: Ihug: still screwed?,
Nic and Chris are on the money.
Why use an ISP email address? By having email@example.com you lock yourself into their service as people are understandably reluctant to change email addresses.
Get your own domain name.
Most registrars will redirect your email to wherever - an ISP account, or Gmail. I use pair.com as my host and registrar - I access this mail from my mail application via IMAP - but I also forward a copy of my mail to Gmail as a sort of backup and for webmail access.
Don't use an ISP domain - you can drop iHug or whoever as an ISP and just move your email over to wherever.