Tag: rant

December 17, 2015

Good grief. Just received a very pleasant email from the good folk at Intus Healthcare, who supply me with CPAP equipment for my sleep apneoa. Turns out that Google are hassling them over a link I have in my blog sidebar. They interpret the links…

Read the PostNot losing sleep over google

March 11, 2015

This time last year, I signed up to support the Indiegogo campaign to raise money for a 3rd season of Wil Wheaton’s TableTop. I had enjoyed the first two seasons, and had no hesitation in contributing. Originally I signed up for the $40 contribution, which…

Read the PostMy nemesis, Wil Wheaton

November 25, 2014

I use Amazon a lot – for Kindle books, for CDs and DVDs, for gadgets; and sometimes even for unexpected stuff like really excellent flour from Welsh watermills. But lately I have been thinking that Amazon isn’t so deserving of my business; from its employment…

Read the PostAmazon – Cold Turkey for Christmas

October 15, 2014
April 19, 2013

Just wasted a couple of hours putting my foodadventure.org.uk site right. I had been playing with facebook like icons, and noticed that the WordPress Theme I use had an update. I really like Magazine Basic, so I thought going from 2.7.9 to 3.0.0 must be…

Read the PostGrrrrr

March 16, 2013

Just had a fairly fraught trip from Peterborough to Glasgow and back, where – in addition to bad weather – my TomTom (Go Live 1005 World Edition) refused to see any satellites whatsoever. I tried various things, numerous times, including a reboot and a complete…

Read the PostWhat a trip!

September 28, 2012

Although not a great user of twitter, I have used it as a way of conveniently getting messages from devices like my Kindle through to my blog. Yes, I was doing it to post to the blog, but twitter gained the traffic as well. Except…

Read the PostBye-bye twitter

September 4, 2012

I am not making this up – Jeremy Hunt, the new Minister for Health, has a history of supporting homeopathy. According to the Guardian: “In 2007 Hunt signed a Commons early day motion supporting it and also argued that it was worthwhile in correspondence with…

Read the PostJeremy Hunt – a safe pair of hands for the NHS?

August 28, 2012

I’ve had an addiction, for several years, that I have finally decided to kick. My friends have previously told me that it is no good for me; that any enjoyment I might get from it is no compensation for the way it tries to warp…

Read the PostSomeone get this monkey off my back

August 12, 2012

A year or so, I was talking about how ebooks were frequently more expensive than the equivalent paperback. It was annoying, but I could kind of understand it, due to eBooks being VATable and real books not. Things have since got better, due to Amazon’s…

Read the PostI guess I still don’t understand “the market”

July 27, 2012

Listening to Radio 4 on the radio today, unsurprisingly heavy with articles about the Olympics. Now, as the Games start, there appears to be a new phraseology being used – that the site of the Games was a “barren wasteland” or an “empty brownfield site”.…

Read the PostRewriting History

July 24, 2012

I had to fly out to the Netherlands last week. It was a last minute thing, so I ended up buying Euros at London City Airport, using my personal VISA Debit card (I would claim back expenses later). Because it was a Debit card, and…

Read the PostHands off my money!