Entries from May 2005

Ripped Apart, For Offices

Posted on 29 May 2005 in Pubs (No comments yet - be the first!)

I’d rather been hoping some knight in shining armour would turn up and change the King’s Head from being a boarded up mess, to being a really nice pub again. Stranger things have happened. But it was not to be.

The Weather

Posted on 29 May 2005 in Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

There’s been a lot said about how much more accurate the new weather forecasts are. How much easier they are. How much clearer they are. How much better it is than having one big symbol covering a large area.

Picture Frame Hook Thingy Needed

Posted on 24 May 2005 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

To cut a long story short, I bought some frames today to put some photographs in. nd on one, I broke the little hook thing which is fixed to the frame, and is what you use to hang it onto a picture hook. I’ve borrowed one from another frame, but want a replacement.

Random BBC Strike Quotes

Posted on 23 May 2005 in BBC (No comments yet - be the first!)

With todays strike at the BBC naturally being a story I’m interested in, I thought I’d keep an eye on the press and websites for some interesting quotes.

Monday, part 2

Posted on 23 May 2005 in Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

Well the day got off to a good start when I woke up at 4am and my body completely refused to go back to sleep.

Monday

Posted on 22 May 2005 in Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

This is why tomorrow is difficult.

Man, Does It Suck!

Posted on 22 May 2005 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

The vacuum conked out the other day. It was an old one - indeed, my parents old one that had been shoved in a loft until we moved house last year when it was brought out of retirement for us to use. Not entirely sure what was wrong with it, but the cable was looking a little worn… Something to do with the centimetre of exposed copper wire gave that one away.

A Half Sense Of Closure

Posted on 18 May 2005 in BBC red button, Interactive TV (No comments yet - be the first!)

Today I got a sense of closure. Almost. A project we all stopped working on nearly two months ago, finally went up. Well almost. Yes, today half of NTL got the rebranded bridge.

RSS Feed Changes

Posted on 17 May 2005 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

For some time there’s been a hidden RSS feed for this site - an RSS 0.91 feed of the blog headlines and summaries. And now there isn’t. But the two people who used it, should not fear as you should be using a different feed instead. Automagically. Honest.

Music Player Stats

Posted on 16 May 2005 in Music (No comments yet - be the first!)

Nearly three weeks since getting it, I’ve been rather haphazardly ripping CDs and uploading them onto my new MP3 player, getting so far 64 albums on it, with a total of 851 tracks and using 2.9Gb - only 16Gb to go.

The Spice Of Life, W1

Posted on 16 May 2005 in Pubs (No comments yet - be the first!)

In the never ending quest to review pubs that sell Mild, Sunday saw Catherine and myself in The Spice of Life in Soho.

Scotch Steak Houses - Evil With A Green Sign

Posted on 14 May 2005 in Food and Drink (13 comments)

If you’ve never come across one, they’re exactly like Aberdeen Angus Steak Houses. And if you’ve never seen one of those, they have big clunky signs, everything is red inside and they look plain awful.

Chuckle times four

Posted on 14 May 2005 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

Thanks to our new CBBC eXtra service (currently on cable and Freeview versions of BBCi - page 570, and launching on satellite soon) I was amazed to read that Chucklevision features not two Chuckle Brothers but four.

backstage.bbc.co.uk has arrived

Posted on 11 May 2005 in BBC, Web Development (No comments yet - be the first!)

Well you didn’t have to wait long. Backstage.bbc.co.uk went into public beta today. Pretty much everything I said about opening up the News and Sport feeds to do cool things with, applies also for the plethora of feeds listed on backstage.bbc.co.uk - be it the extensive travel information available, or the Doctor Who RSS feed.

Go… Do Things with RSS

Posted on 10 May 2005 in BBC, Web Development (No comments yet - be the first!)

A press release about RSS feeds isn’t going to set the world alight. One that starts off telling you to go off and reuse the feed in exciting ways might just.

Hitchhikers Guide to the Beer

Posted on 8 May 2005 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

The whole world and his aunt has probably seen Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by now, but I finally saw it yesterday.

Election Leaflets 2: the horror returns

Posted on 3 May 2005 in Politics and Government (No comments yet - be the first!)

Some more election leaflets have come in since the last batch was reviewed. And it’s new entries from Labour, the Tories, and a re-entry in the letter box, from the Greens.

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