Category Archive: Personal

Coming to terms with being depressed

In many ways I brought this upon myself. No one told me I was depressed. I’ve felt ‘melancholy’ for just about as long as I can remember, but it probably stems back to about 20 years ago if I had to pin down a starting point for the way I currently feel. I’ve had huge …

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Prozac diaries

So… my doctor thought it would be a good idea to start me off on Prozac to see if that helps. That’s not going to be the end of the story; I’m on the waiting list for CBT as well as counselling, but at the moment it’s not clear how far off those might be. …

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Virgin’s satellite internet plans are a step in the right direction

The internet is so tightly woven into everyday life, that’s easy to forget two things. Firstly, it hasn’t actually been available to us for all that long, and secondly that a worrying number of people still don’t have access to it. While millions of people go online every day, too many of them question the …

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Google is right to keep issuing ‘fuck you’s to Microsoft

Twice this week, Google has flipped the metaphorical bird at Microsoft, muttering a quiet ‘fuck you’ under its breath. Google’s security researchers have a policy of sitting on software vulnerabilities they discover for 3 months. When the security issue is found, the relevant company is informed, and the clock starts ticking. When 90 days is …

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The (re) birth of Mark Wilson Words

It has been a long time coming, but the time has come to finally make proper use of the mark-wilson.co.uk domain. Various incarnations of this site have existed over the years, but I’ve never put the time and effort into maintaining them. Well, now that changes. Things may well be in something of a state …

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