Tag: rant

July 14, 2012

G4S

Listening to an interview on Radio 4 with Nick Buckles of G4S. He has said a large part of why they only identified their inability to provide sufficient numbers in the last “9-10 days” was because the people they were employing were only available for…

July 7, 2012

Or how not to do customer service…

About a week ago, my electric shower went wrong. I lost pressure out of the shower head, and water started gushing out of a hole in the bottom of the unit. I was initially alarmed, but on inspection, I could see this hole was deliberately made, and therefore meant for water to come out of, under certain circumstances.

July 6, 2012

Am a little bit peeved that Google have announced the demise of iGoogle. I’ve used it for some time, and find it handy to have certain bits of information – calendar, to-do list, and certain RSS feeds I follow – come up on screen whenever…

June 25, 2012

As those of you who know me will know, I hang out on a couple of BBQ forums. Generally speaking they are a source of good information, but there are two kinds of posters who I find frustating. 1) Someone who comes on asking for…

May 23, 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/may/22/prisoners-right-to-vote-echr?newsfeed=true The European Court of Human Rights has reaffirmed its decision that the UK must comply with ruling that prisoners cannot be arbitarally disenfranchised. Of course, it means the comments section of the Daily Mail (and, surprisingly, The Guardian) are full of ravings about giving…

January 27, 2012

A few days ago, I commented on livejournal that I had been feeling sleepy lately, and wondered if my CPAP needed adjusting.

Today I had an appointment at Papworth hospital respiratory sleep centre. It was my annual appointment, where they check me out, and my machine, but I thought I could raise my issues and get them addressed.

July 5, 2011

For some time, now, we have been admonished not to use disposable plastic carrier bags. The supermarkets’ response to this has been to come out with a range of inexpensive multiple use bags (some of which are really nice – I like the classic Tesco…

May 26, 2011

A couple of months back, I made a post about Santander. This will hopefully be the last post I ever make about them. A recap – having been a happy customer with National Girobank for most of my working life, when it got privatised and…

May 9, 2011

Upgrading to Firefox 4, I expected there to be a little pain, as I got used to any changes they made. But whose bright idea was it to reverse the order of “Open in a new tab” and “Open in a new window” when you…

April 10, 2011

I had cause to use the 111 NHS non-emergency service yesterday, when whatever is wrong with me seemed to get worse, with periodic pins and needles and numbness in my hands and feet. My GP had said to come back to him immediately if anything…

March 24, 2011

This week has been somewhat eventful.

While in San Francisco, I managed to bark my shin on the metal step of a streetcar. A queue of people were boarding – those in front of me stopped, those behind didn’t, jostling me forward.

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…