Month: November 2009

November 24, 2009

There seems to be an unusual amount of watchable TV on at the moment. No, I am not talking about “Ugly Betty” (which I am addicted to), but genre offerings such as “FlashForward”, “Defying Gravity” and “True Blood”. I have seen pretty scathing criticisms of…

November 21, 2009

The information in this post will be old news to many of you, but it was new to me, so I will still moan about it. A few months ago, my increasingly-tatty paper driving licence finally fell to bits. It had already been repaired with…

November 20, 2009

Today I met up with my brother and sister-in-law for the last part of saying goodbye to mum; the burying of her ashes, and my dad’s plaque being updated to commemorate both of them. It was only a short ceremony, as the main service had…

November 18, 2009

Although they taking a knocking on the forums these days, I have been with Pipex for some time (long before they were bought by Tiscali), and have been pretty satisfied with the quality of my connection, if not their customer service. A couple of years…

November 18, 2009

Had to get up early today, as I am working onsite today. While getting ready, I noticed my Wii was flashing me, indicating a message. As I knew full well what that message would be – the long-awaited launch of the Iplayer Channel – I…

November 16, 2009

Have just ordered my ticket for the Gadget Show Live 2010, at the Birmingham NEC. This year, they are running from Thursday April 8 to Sunday April 11. I have booked the Friday, figuring that it will be heaving over the weekend, and probably pretty…

November 12, 2009

A few years ago, I picked up a copy of Nightshade, by Jack Butler. It was only a quid, and the back cover blurb sounded fun –  “There’s a vampire on Mars, and he’s the good guy”. However, when I got it home, it was…

November 7, 2009

Amusement for drummers: Two Drums and a Cymbal Fall off a Cliff.