Entries from July 2007

GE Money - incompetence and downright lies

Posted on 31 July 2007 in Money (155 comments)

I came back from holiday to find my July credit card bill from GE Money. Not an amazing occurrence - such things happen all the time. This time was different for it featured a “Late Payment Charge” and a wad of interest. Which rather annoyed me, because I’d just set up a direct debit for the account so that every month, the full balance would be paid off. When it comes to credit cards, I’m the annoying person that the banks hate because I always - and I mean always - pay off my bill.

Bonjour

Posted on 31 July 2007 in Transport (No comments yet - be the first!)

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, it’s the little piece of music that French railway company SNCF play before tanoy announcements at their stations…

Bods in competition fixing scandal!

Posted on 19 July 2007 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

In light of the press field day over fake competition SCANDALS!, I would like to publicly announce my own involvement with competition rigging.

Bouncing bugs

Posted on 18 July 2007 in BBC red button, Interactive TV (No comments yet - be the first!)

The end of last week saw the launch of yet another raft of BBCi changes that I’ve been involved with. In fact it was a huge, chunky, bit-of-a-nightmare of a release, with most of the changes being behind the scenes so you’d never even notice, which isn’t really the most encouraging thing in the world!

And they wonder why we don’t like post offices

Posted on 15 July 2007 in Life (1 comment)

Last year I successfully managed to order about £200 worth of Norwegian Krone via the Post Office website, and then pick it up at the Post Office branch in the building next door to where I work. This year I can’t order anything online to pick up anything at the very same branch…

Ta-ra Ents Have Your Say

Posted on 10 July 2007 in BBC red button (1 comment)

Tomorrow it’s the end of an era. Ceefax’s Entertainment “Have Your Say” pages are closing. Part of Ceefax’s interactive content will be gone. No more random comments, about stuff, by some people.

New Tories, Same As The Old Tories

Posted on 10 July 2007 in Politics and Government (No comments yet - be the first!)

Ooh, getting a bit political here…

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