bandwidth ban

At some point, this site changed. It used to be about other people doing stupid things, but these days, more often than not, it’s filled with the riveting minutiae of my own shabby existence. I’m not quite sure why this is, whether it’s some kind of freakish, public therapy, or whether it’s just because I like talking about myself. Either way, I’m not quite ready to stop.

I finally got through to someone at Blueyonder who had some answers (see post below). It turns out that access to my files had been restricted for two reasons. 1) Offensive content. He couldn’t tell me what, precisely, but it appears that someone had complained about something to Blueyonder, and they’d shut me down without further notice. 2) Excessive bandwidth consumption. Now this is fair enough – I’d been shifting 300-400GB of data per month, which is a lot of traffic for a £4 monthly fee. It’s kind of sad to see the company’s legendary ‘unrestricted bandwidth’ myth finally exploded, but I’ve had a good run. Anyway, the upside of all this is that the random kitten generator is back, with new kittens added. We can all sleep easy once more.

And look: I got quoted in Mac User magazine:

That’s me, that is. Page 12. Out now and available at all good newsagents, just £3.50.


  1. But we really are entertained by the litany of rants, mutterings and general commentary about Blogjam World. Don’t ever stop rambling on.

  2. Thanks, Daisy. I think I love you.

  3. Oh, thank GOD… the kittens are back.

  4. Oh what a relief about the kittens!

    (So are you trying out the chatting up thing? Only I notice your comment to Daisy still wasn’t quite “honed”)

    (glad I can look at the kittens again, because at least yours don’t wreck the furniture and poo in places you don’t discover for a week, like mine do.)