Entries from September 2003

A Woman To Watch

Posted on 30 September 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

My other half has now been declared one of 50 women to watch by the Guardian.

Fullers London Porter

Posted on 27 September 2003 in Beer (No comments yet - be the first!)

London Porter is making a rare appearance in cask form - get out there and try it! It’s fan-bloomin-tastic!

DAB Text on BBCi Radio Stations.

Posted on 26 September 2003 in BBC red button, Interactive TV, Radio, Television (1 comment)

The BBC stations on DTT/Freeview now have an updating text feed. It’s cool.

All Day In The Company of Set Top Boxes

Posted on 23 September 2003 in Television, Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

Deep in the delves of Bush House is a room full of set top boxes. They are there for speed testing…. And it’s fun testing. Oh yes.

New Media Blog

Posted on 21 September 2003 in Radio, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

Transdiffusion launch a new MediaBlog.

About Me Page Update Shock!

Posted on 21 September 2003 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

I’ve updated my biog. Woo. How exciting.

Spam-free inbox (well almost).

Posted on 20 September 2003 in Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

A combination of Spam Assassin and Procmail means fewer virus generated emails and other unsolicited bulk mail hitting me. Ah, that feels better.

Freeserve’s Amazing Deduction

Posted on 19 September 2003 in Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

The amazing deductive abilities of a crappy internet service provider.

Airhead Computer Users

Posted on 19 September 2003 in Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

Fscking Swen viruses bombarding me with crappy useless emails… Grrr…

Evoke II

Posted on 18 September 2003 in Radio (No comments yet - be the first!)

Digital radio from a lovely little set.

Wot no head (tag)?

Posted on 17 September 2003 in Internet, Web Development (No comments yet - be the first!)

Apparently in HTML documents, you don’t actually have to have HTML, HEAD or BODY tags. Well you learn something new every day…

Goodmans Digital Box (or how to impress a potential customer).

Posted on 15 September 2003 in Shopping, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

I’ve got a new digital set top box. It’s great. But the customer service is even better.

Electric Phones

Posted on 12 September 2003 in Shopping (No comments yet - be the first!)

When is a 24 hour phone line not a 24 hour phone line?

No Win for Token Folk Album

Posted on 9 September 2003 in Music (No comments yet - be the first!)

Unsurprising the token folk album didn’t win the Mercury Music Prize this year…

Cancelling Freeserve

Posted on 9 September 2003 in Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

Freeserve. So competent, they can’t even cancel an account…

CD Copy ‘protection’

Posted on 7 September 2003 in Music, Shopping (No comments yet - be the first!)

Record company attempts to tide the stem of illegal downloading of MP3s, will do little more than increase it.

Ad-blocking by Sledgehammer

Posted on 6 September 2003 in Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

Trying to crack a nut with a sledgehammer doesn’t turn out too well normally. However people will try it and it will have repercussions. As web developers, perhaps we should be making sure there are some saftey precautions…

Home Alone

Posted on 4 September 2003 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

What’s the worst thing about having the flat to yourself?

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