Year: 2009

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.

October 7, 2009

Noted in The Register: “Two Swansea yobs who decided, after a night on the sauce, that they’d give a couple of transvestites some stick, came off the worse for the encounter since their targets were in fact cage fighters on a stag night.” Youtube has…

October 7, 2009

I love this. Blogger Beau Bo D’Or has come up with this spoof of the Royal Mail’s “Sorry You Were Out” notice.

October 7, 2009

Especially if it is a chunky bar, such as Toblerone or Yorkie. I got given a large bar of Toblerone a few weeks back, as a thank you. As I have been pretty good recently, with regard to chocolate and biscuits, it remained unopened for…

September 28, 2009

Over the past few weeks, I have been playing with a Wii, and have been quite impressed with what it does. However, I’ve just received an eBay purchase of a little device that has blown me away. Introducing the jOG. It looks like a pedometer,…

September 22, 2009

I am not sure how I first came across Julia Nunes, probably via her YouTube channel. Idiosyncratic isn’t the word, her music videos are uniquely hers, and an utter delight. While perhaps not always the most polished of musicians (she is having far too much…

September 21, 2009

For some time, I have been talking about moving my office into the smallest bedroom of the house. When I moved here, I made the largest bedroom my office, with the plan that it would be a joint office and music room. This eventually failed…

September 11, 2009

My plans, on returning to Market Deeping, to get back into a routine – particularly regarding my diet – was scuppered this week, when I came down with a rotten cold. The sniffles began on Monday, and I worked through them Monday and Tuesday, but…