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How to Use Facebook’s Friend List Function

People who follow even the slightest information on the internet are at least aware of the risks associated with your public face.  The ones which spring to mind first for me are things associated with employers checking your personal life out and possibly more seriously, identity theft.  You might think “Oh it’ll never happen to me!”, the fact is it could, and it ?might, so you might as well spend a few minutes lowering the risk.  After all ignorance isn’t really an excuse when you find out you are being held up when coming back from holiday because you’ve committed fraud in another country you’ve never been to.  Sure you might be able to sort it out in the end but it sure wouldn’t be easy to fix and can be avoided.

Why pick on Facebook? There are plenty of other sites which make your information public.

Why this article picks Facebook as it’s example isn’t only because of it’s size and popularity but mostly because of the ideals behind it’s development.  Amongst many online communities there has been a huge backlash against Facebook for their “irresponsibility”.  In fact some large communities which I read regularly have published several articles showing guides how to quit or at least “cripple” your Facebook experience.  The “irresponsibility” that a large number of people have backlashed against is because of how Facebook fundamentally operates an “opt out” mentality rather than the usual “opt in” method of offering new services to its users.  It also happens that these functions happen to always result in your information being public by default.  Ok…so what you might say?  Well there are some pretty important reasons which you should at least know about… Read more

Latte Art? Be creative with your addiction


Latte art
is something that I reckon the majority of people have either never heard of or have never given a seconds thought to.  I never did until recently but now i can see the enjoyment of it.  I’m still appalling at it, but it is pretty fun to do.  Wiki How has a good “how to” on learning how to latte art though there are plenty of great guides all over the net which offer their won tips. To be honest, considering the amount of coffee the vast majority of people drink, there is plenty of opportunity to practice. Read more

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Hello,  old readers, new readers, and first time blog readers.  I am Jeremy as you probably know and I have a BSc in Neuroscience and  a GDip in Psychology.

This blog aims to cover several topics which interest me as I see fit.  Content will range from scientific findings and journal reviews (mostly in the Neuroscience and Psychology sectors) all the way to the latest technology gossip and tips on better ways to improve your computer.  There will also probably be a few silly posts scattered around about things I think my readers (and myself) find humorous.

This site will also act as a place for me to showcase some of my hobbies and such will include my artwork.  At some point I may introduce a commission system subject to interest.  At the moment I particularly enjoy doing anime style artwork although from time to time I dabble in different styles too.  There will also be plenty of graphic design work which I flit in and out of on occasion.  This kind of content will appear in the gallery section of the website.

This site will truly be dynamic and go with my interests as well as the interests of its (soon to be) readers.  I say this because your feedback does not go unnoticed and indeed I will reply to many comments on my posts.  So the take away message is, subscribe to the RSS feed if you like, read the stuff on here which interests you and let me know about the things you like, don’t like, what you want more of, less of, or perhaps just asking me to be clearer with my explanations.  The content on this blog is as much up to you to choose it as it is down to me to write it.

Get reading!  Looking forward to your comments!

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