Comment Spam Protection

I have switched from Akismet to Defensio for my comment spam protection. I don’t know if this will be a permanent change. The effectiveness of Defensio will decide that.

Therefore, if you find your comment is not being displayed, it’s quite likely that Defensio has treated it as spam. Don’t worry though. All comments marked as spam are availabe to me in a list so I can go through them and decide which ones are legitimate.

Here’s to a comment spam free blog!

MP3 Car Stereo [Revisited]

A good while back I talked about wanting to get an MP3 Car Stereo. What I ended up buying was a Goodmans Car Stereo. The reason I bought this one was because it had a USB port on the front panel. That meant that I could simply insert my USB flash drive (which incidentally has recently died) and I listen to mp3 songs.

This has turned out to be a very good alternative to an actual mp3 car stereo. It’s so easy to add or delete songs and it also means there’s no longer a need to haul around a case of CD’s :)

My USB Flash Drive Died :(

My 1GB OCZ Ultra-Slim USB Flash Drive has died! Well I think it has. I’m having trouble writing data to it – even after a reformat, so I guess that’s it. The lifespan of the drive was 14 months. I don’t know if that’s good or bad. For €31 you’d think it would have lasted a little longer.

So I guess that means it’s time to get a new one. I could buy the same one again (this time for €17) or upgrade to the 2GB one (for €24). I’m not sure what I want :-) Because I mainly use it with my car stereo, I like the ultra-slim one. It’s small and unobstrusive. But if I go for another ultra-slim one, will it suffer the same faith? Should I go for something a bit more sturdy? I’m still undecided :-/

Opinions are welcome (and needed) :)


Some how the flash drive has miraculously repaired itself or so it seems! I’m able to write to it again :)

But I think something it still screwy with it because it’s only a 1GB flash drive, yet according to Windows it has a capacity of 4GB :-/