Monthly Archives: January 2008

Hot and bothered

I’ve just spent the last few hours assembling and part-filling another 5 Benno units from Ikea to go with the 5 I’ve already got, and I’m now hot and knackerd. They’re already half full and I’ve no room to get … Continue reading

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Making Firefox 3 look less stupid

The worst bit about the forthcoming Firefox 3 is the new functionality of the address bar. The new richlist format gives far too much preference to the title of the page rather than the URL, and just looks ugly. Fear … Continue reading

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Burn baby burn

Slightly belatedly I celebrated Burns Night tonight with a plate of haggis, mash and leeks, washed down with a generous glass of Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Perfect.

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Happy 50th Birthday

Happy birthday to LEGO, which will be 50 years old at 13:58 today.

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Fire, I’ll take you to learn

Friday night saw the first part of our biennial trip to the local fire station so that the scouts can do their fire safety badge. It also gave me a chance to play with another new toy, a Sigma 28/1.8 … Continue reading

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Another new toy

My 30-month old Fujitsu laptop has been getting progressively worse and worse. It overheats if you use it too much, and the touchpad seems to be developing dementia. After it crashed 3 times in 10 minutes yesterday morning whilst I … Continue reading

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Citylink deliver nothing

138564 1 week 24/7 free Technical Support Consignment Number: no items dispatched This order will be delivered by CityLink At least they can’t lose it.

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How to alienate your customers

If you visit mozilla.org and pick Mozilla Store from the middle of the front page, you get presented with a message saying You have accessed the site incorrectly to go to the International Store Click Here How have I accessed … Continue reading

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Shoot ‘Em Up

Ace fun, if a little bit John Woo-ish. Think Hard Boiled with added comedy.

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Back problems

My back has been bad now since before christmas, and I finally got fed up with it. After a trip to see the doctor I now have a prescription for different painkillers, and a referral to the hospital to get … Continue reading

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