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Ashley House?

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Who fucking dressed him?


Myspace is shit

I've not liked Myspace for while now. It's just a massive forum for people to add fake friends, and gather numbers of "followers". I could name names, but won't (the sly amongst you will know).

When I go to their Myspace (I do occasionally check...) I find they're through 30,000 "followers" whereas my own band... well... a few, but a modest number, however - when you go to last.fm where REAL people go the situation is somewhat reversed... in fact I'd go so far as to say it's almost logarithmic!

last.fm gathers (with your permission) stats on who is listening to what, and how many times, and when. I subscribe to it, as do quite a few people I know, and as such you can see some of the embarrassing contents of my music collection (and I get to see theirs). It stands to reason something gathering such information is going to tell slightly more truthful figures than something just showing you web pages and grubbing "adds", after all, how …

Modifying a Freeloader Pro

Firstly... Happy Yorkshire Day peeps!

The Freeloader Pro doesn't work with the Dell Streak... it won't charge it - unless you're willing to pass on your warranty and modify the device.

Here's a step by step guide... note that this does NOT apply to the Freeloader standard which at present will NOT charge the Streak.

Open up the main part of the Freeloader Pro using a PH1 screwdriver. There are four screws around the charge indicator ring - keep these safe.Click off the cover to the charger - taking care around the solar panel. You should be able to get it off without any tools.Inside is the solar panel, battery underneath, and the PCB with the four plastic lenses for the charging ring. On the PCB are three screws. Remove these and keep them safe.Unplug the battery connector from the PCB (it's a little white connector with a red and black wire on it). Gently lift the PCB out being careful to avoid damaging the battery and solar panel wires. You need to twist it over, w…