Monthly Archives: April 2011

Half Man Half Biscuit – The Auditorium, Leicester

A new venue for me tonight, it’s actually a converted cinema. It looked pretty grotty, but worked quite well with tiered areas giving everyone a good view. The less said about the support band the better, I think they probably … Continue reading

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NeoOffice no longer free

As of v3.2, NeoOffice is no longer free. You can only download the software if you’ve made a donation of $10 or more in the last year. In my mind, you can’t call it a donation if it’s mandatory, it’s … Continue reading

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A near-lake experience

I should have been riding down to the lake with Ian today, but the excesses of the weekend were too much for him so I headed out for a solo ride. For the first 10 miles or so I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Another Tivo annoyance

It still can’t multi-task properly. I’ve just re-arranged my season passesseries links, and now get to stare at a static screen for five minutes whilst it sits there and thinks about things for a bit.

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An unscientific experiment

Same route, same conditions, different bikes. How much difference could there be? The loop is fairly flat for the first and last quarters, with a 350ft climb in the middle up a hill known, to me at least, as Double … Continue reading

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#152 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Yet another film I’ve never seen until tonight. 105/250

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Shortcuts don’t always work out

For some reason my legs just weren’t working properly today. I spun slowly out through Bitton, Keynsham, and back towards Saltford and almost cut the ride short there to take the flat route home, but decided to press on towards … Continue reading

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Two months with a Virgin Media Tivo and why you shouldn’t buy one.

Two months on, and there’s still a lot of work needed before the Virgin Media Tivo is ready for a proper release. Unfortunately for the customers, that release took place a week ago. Things that still need fixing: Excessive seemingly … Continue reading

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Virgin Media Tivo update

Two months on and it’s still rebooting sporadically. I’m losing a couple of recordings a week to it, fortunately nothing important recently. The engineers haven’t got a clue what to do about it, and appear to be totally out of … Continue reading

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#16 – Rear Window

A classic film which had eluded my viewing until tonight. Something I’m glad I rectified. 104/250

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