Entries from November 2005

Priorities

Posted on 30 November 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

So it’s a week off for me. And Catherine’s off too. And we haven’t exactly done much, bar eating out at lunch a few times, and me going to the gym a lot.

No Spam Attacks Today

Posted on 27 November 2005 in Web Development (No comments yet - be the first!)

So the new web forms survived their first email injection attack. Should really get the new script rolled out on the rest of the site now I suppose.

Late Night Drinking

Posted on 27 November 2005 in Pubs (No comments yet - be the first!)

So there I was, sat in a pub having a few pints. We left about 12:30, despite the pub opening for another 30 minutes and with me having drunk a whopping pint more than I normally would. And we managed to get home without causing one fight, and without throwing up on any pavement. Or anywhere for that matter.

BBCi Happenings (Part 2)

Posted on 24 November 2005 in BBC red button, Interactive TV (No comments yet - be the first!)

It feels like just as I’m winding down slightly at work in preperation for having next week off (hurray!), the launches and the changes have been ramping up! Yesterday it was removing TV and Radio listings, today it was improving them as we relaunched our What’s On Service on DTT (or Freeview if you must).

BBCi Happenings (Part 1)

Posted on 24 November 2005 in BBC red button, Interactive TV (No comments yet - be the first!)

On Wednesday we killed off the TV and radio listings on the satellite version of BBCi.

Letters to the Editor: November 2005

Posted on 22 November 2005 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

Oh yes, it’s time for another dip into the wierd and wacky world of Andrew’s inbox as we take yet another exciting trawel through the Letters to the Editor!

Vegetarian Iceland

Posted on 22 November 2005 in Food and Drink, Travel and Holidays (8 comments)

In August 2005 myself and Catherine went on holiday to Iceland. However there’s one thing that makes any travelling vegetarian nervous, it’s the issue of food. In a special guest post (cos she doesn’t have her own blog), I’ve allowed Catherine to fill up the server with a post about it.

Agendas, Newspapers and Trains

Posted on 21 November 2005 in London, Transport (No comments yet - be the first!)

I love a good piece of unbiased, non-partisan, well researched reporting from my news sources. Which is why I tend to avoid This Is Local London.

Iceland 2005 (Day 10)

Posted on 19 November 2005 in Travel and Holidays (1 comment)

On 19 August 2005 Catherine and myself flew out to Iceland for a ten night touring holiday round Iceland. We drove round the country and saw many an exciting and interesting thing. This is one of many blog posts about that holiday - it’s our final day, we’re in Reykjavik and by the end of the day, will be back in London.

New Email Form

Posted on 19 November 2005 in Planet Bods, Web Development (No comments yet - be the first!)

It’s with a sense of trepidation that I today reactivated the first of my PHP built webforms since the email injection attack on my site nearly three weeks ago. Ever since then, I’ve had an ever increasing number attempts on the Hitoplive based forms which remained. None successful of course, but it’s meant that I’ve been a little cautious about unleashing my new script on the world.

Licensing Reform

Posted on 17 November 2005 in Pubs (No comments yet - be the first!)

Nine times out of ten, the pubs that are currently causing the problems have late licenses already. Stopping the licensing reforms won’t cause a single change to the hassles that the police have to contend with because the problem is there now and won’t change.

The Prisoner. Remade?

Posted on 17 November 2005 in TV Programmes (2 comments)

It’s one of those news stories that just makes me shake my head and ask… why? For today I read that Granada are planning on remaking The Prisoner.

Must Have Cyber Figure

Posted on 13 November 2005 in TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

The new look Cybermen have so obviously been reading the Daily Mail…

Grr, Computer, Grr

Posted on 13 November 2005 in Computers (No comments yet - be the first!)

Well that’s it. The answer is clear. I’m buying a new PC.

Finally Rebranded

Posted on 13 November 2005 in BBC red button, Interactive TV (No comments yet - be the first!)

I totally missed this cos no one actually told me, but finally it’s complete. Yes, the new BBCi bridge launched on NTL’s Bromley network on Tuesday 8 November - a whole six months after it went out on Telewest.

Doctors

Posted on 8 November 2005 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

I’ve had a bit of a sore arm all day thanks to the annual flu jab, which I got from the doctors last night. I say annual - in reality it’s the first one I’ve had in about four years as I keep forgetting, which usually results in being told off by my doctor. As I’m asthmatic, they seem to think these things are vaguely important.

New Look Blog

Posted on 5 November 2005 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

Today sees a new look for this humble blog. After over three years of the purple and blue, in one form or other, it’s gone. In its place, a simpler, more subdude design, with a photo at the top. And why not?

Iceland 2005 (Day 9)

Posted on 3 November 2005 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

On 19 August 2005 Catherine and myself flew out to Iceland for a ten night touring holiday round Iceland. We drove round the country and saw many an exciting and interesting thing. This is one of many blog posts about that holiday - it’s now day 9, our penultimate day on the holiday, and we’re back on the road to Reykjavik

A String Of Expletives

Posted on 1 November 2005 in Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

Thanks to the script/person who hacked a webform on planetbods.org this evening and started using it to send out junk email to goodness knows who. Enjoy rotting in hell once you and your moronic kind have finally killed off the internet once and for all.

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