I just realised I haven’t posted anything in almost a month – my apologies for that. Unfortunately real life and a painful back injury have eaten into much of my recent blogging time, but I will be back very soon with some brand new posts and a few that have been promised for quite a while…
Thanks for your patience!
I got home yesterday to find a flood of messages from various friends who were concerned that my main email address was sending out spam messages (you know the sort of thing: dodgy offers for those little blue pills used by gentlemen wishing to perk up their love lives and the like). Needless to say, I wasn’t very happy about this – especially as the compromised email address is associated with a number of other website accounts, as well as being linked to the separate gmail address I use for Another Kind Of Mind.
I’m still trying to find out what has happened (and whether this has any connection with the fact that I currently can’t log into Twitter either!) – but in the meantime, I have reset both email account passwords and that for my WordPress account. I don’t think Another Kind Of Mind or the associated gmail account have been affected by this, but if you are a subscriber or commenter and you have received spam messages purporting to come from me or from this blog, please let me know.
If you have been affected, please accept my apologies (I am very hot on security and privacy on this blog – see here for more details) and be assured that I am making every effort to ensure that this doesn’t happen again!
After a day of high drama in the Commons culture, media and sport committee (custard pies included) during which Murdochs Senior and Junior amusingly and inadvertently managed an uncanny resemblance to The Simpsons characters Mr Burns and his grovelling aide Smithers, Rupert Murdoch insisted on delivering a statement. And I couldn’t resist reproducing it in full here for you to ponder over. Or laugh at. Whichever you want, really:
My son and I have come here with great respect for all of you, for Parliament and for the people of Britain whom you represent.
This is the most humble day of my career.
After all that has happened, I know we need to be here today.
Before going further, James and I would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened – especially with regard to listening to the voicemail of victims of crime.