Month: February 2011

February 27, 2011

Duh

Wanting to copy some MP3 files to my HTC Desire, I have been frantically searching for the USB lead for it, which had to be there somewhere. Then I realised – it is the same lead that is dangling out of the power supply.

February 25, 2011

I mentioned in my previous post that as my HTC Desire is a work phone, I will not be using it for calls while I am in the States, due to roaming costs. Which is why I wanted to look at VOIP again. I have…

February 24, 2011

Today is my last day at work for a while. I have a busy weekend ahead of me, getting all my clothes and stuff together and packed, and doing my guitar practice; then on Tuesday next week, I fly out to San Francisco for a…

February 20, 2011

There is nothing weirder that sitting through a film you know quite well, only to find that it doesn’t end the way you remember. I have The Butterfly Effect on DVD, and – unlike the so-called sequels, it is a pretty decent sf film about…

February 18, 2011

While I was having work done in my house, my office was piled high with boxes of stuff from downstairs. As a result, for a while, I moved my router and computers downstairs, to work on the dining table. A couple of weeks ago, the…

February 16, 2011

Further to my earlier post, the government has done a U-Turn on the forest and woodlands sell-off. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/feb/16/forests-sell-off-cameron-uturn Plans scrapped after furious backlash and Ed Miliband jibing about PM changing the Conservative emblem to a tree. David Cameron has ordered ministers to carry out the…

February 13, 2011

The King’s Speech did very well at the BAFTAs, winning 7 awards, including best film, best screenplay, best actor and best supporting actress. However, best director went to David Fincher, for The Social Network, and I think it is almost certain that he will also…

February 13, 2011

Misbah Rana has been back in the news again this week, because she is back in Britain, staying with her sister and brothers. It’s a story I followed 4 years ago, and I am not particularly interested in the rehash of it all – there…

February 12, 2011

There’s an old saying about how to make a small fortune… start with a large one. Of course, it is a joke, but there is some element of truth in that, especially if the large fortune you are using is someone else’s. Many years ago,…

February 6, 2011

This was apparently in the papers in December, but I missed it. However, old news can still be amusing: “The CIA has launched a taskforce to assess the impact of 250,000 leaked US diplomatic cables. Its name? WikiLeaks Task Force, or WTF for short.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/22/cia-wikileaks-taskforce-wtf

February 3, 2011

My carpets were fitted today, along with floor covering in the kitchen. It all went well, the only minor hitch being that I need to get a couple of my kitchen plinths planed down, as they won’t quite fit over the vinyl floor covering. The…