Entries from January 2004

Catherine in The Guardian #3

Posted on 30 January 2004 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

With Hutton, Dyke and phone problems, I almost forgot about Catherine being in the Guardian again yesterday, with some brief views on Sex And The City.

Greg

Posted on 30 January 2004 in BBC, Politics and Government, Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

Many people will have seen the staff response to the resignation of Greg Dyke as Director General of the BBC. I like many people were completely gutted by his decision, but he made it and I respect that and his reasons for doing so

Bods tries to use myCokeMusic.com

Posted on 26 January 2004 in Internet, Music, Shopping (No comments yet - be the first!)

I’ve read a lot about myCokeMusic.com - yet another bandwagon jumping music download site - so I thought I’d try it out. And this being my blog, I’d better tell you how it went…

Perfect home: oh where art though?

Posted on 25 January 2004 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

Next to the computer is the ‘no pile’ - a pile of paper giving details of a pile of properties. Each has the estate agents description of the place, photograph and dimensions. Stapled to that are some scrawled notes listing my views and opinions of the place. But have we been looking in the wrong place for a place to buy? Or have we been looking in the right place and we’re about to get distracted looking in the wrong one? And does this make any sense?

Routemaster Extinction

Posted on 23 January 2004 in London, Transport (No comments yet - be the first!)

Routemasters. I’ve also always felt some excitment about travelling on them. Jumping on the platform… Those curved stairs. That wonderful design. Those cramped piddly seats… The fact you can’t get a wheelchair on…

CSS Hacked Off

Posted on 20 January 2004 in Internet, Web Development (No comments yet - be the first!)

CSS hacks are on two levels - documented ‘features’ and undocumented browser bugs. And using the latter could be storing up a whole lodda trouble for the future.

Universal Mysteries, number 1

Posted on 20 January 2004 in Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

Why oh why oh why is it that when you are bored and want a diversion, there are never any emails, blog posts or new message board posts to read?

Dental Woe

Posted on 19 January 2004 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Five fillings down, and a crack appears…

The Great Housing Search

Posted on 17 January 2004 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

I’ve kind of resisted writing about buying a house, partially because it’s depressing, and partially because the cost of housing is all anyone talks about in London. If talking about the weather is the national obsession, talking about property prices is the London one.

DVD Grinding Noises

Posted on 16 January 2004 in Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

Loud grinding noises on some DVD discs. Why? Why? Why? Why can’t things just work properly.

Code navigation for digital teletext

Posted on 14 January 2004 in Interactive TV, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

Pretty much ever since it was launched, people have been moaning about the lack of page numbers on digital teletext services. But wouldn’t it be interesting to add a little more of a link between the numbers and the content they point to?

Banking Fun

Posted on 12 January 2004 in Money (No comments yet - be the first!)

Twice I’ve tried to apply for a current account with Intelligent Finance online. And twice it has failed for no apparent reason.

Work Woe.

Posted on 12 January 2004 in Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

Ever had one of those days where you reach a moment realise that whilst you’ve spent months planning on something working in one way, but right at the last minute, you realise that actually you may be required to implement a completely contradictory and incompatible way instead?

The Conclusion of Freeserve?

Posted on 11 January 2004 in Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

Sometimes it’s what people don’t say and what they don’t do which proves to be far more revealing that what they do say and what they do do.

Wotsit Wotnot?

Posted on 8 January 2004 in Food and Drink (No comments yet - be the first!)

The odd boasts of a packet of crisps.

More Maxims

Posted on 3 January 2004 in Beer (No comments yet - be the first!)

After all that searching for Double Maxim, what should I find in the Ealing branch of Safeway on New Years Eve? You guessed it…

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