Entries from December 2007

Top 20 Archive Posts Viewed in 2007

Posted on 31 December 2007 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

Following on from the top 20 posts of 2007, I had a look at what posts prior to 2007 were still making it big, big time.

Kevin Greening

Posted on 31 December 2007 in Radio (No comments yet - be the first!)

The news that former Radio 1 Kevin Greening has died in his sleep, aged 44, is news that fills me with sadness. I have been a big fan of his since hearing him on his early weekend shows on Radio 1 in the early 1990s.

Top Twenty Posts of 2007

Posted on 30 December 2007 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

Well everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn’t I? (And no, if Martin and James jumped off a cliff, I…

I Knead the Bread

Posted on 29 December 2007 in Life (3 comments)

I never really liked the standard white sliced. Too factory-made, too plastic. Bland, boring, soggy. A far cry from what our neighbours across the channel do where popping to the bakery for a fresh baguette is a standard thing.

Well I’m not moving - the problems caused by ignoring train seat reservations

Posted on 28 December 2007 in Transport (12 comments)

Travelling by train around Christmas time is never particularly fun. Suitcases are often on the large side, and daytime trains are the domain of people dashing off across the country on mammoth treks. And importantly, trains are often full, with people standing left right and centre.

Rambling reminiscences of building the BBC’s website

Posted on 19 December 2007 in BBC, Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

Anyone reading the BBC Internet Blog will have noticed a flurry of posts celebrating the 10th aniversary of bbc.co.uk. All the reminiscing has, to be honest, got me reminising about my old memories of working on the BBC website

All aboard the gravy train to Salford!

Posted on 19 December 2007 in BBC (No comments yet - be the first!)

On Tuesday, the front page of the BBC staff newspaper, Ariel, was devoted to the relocation package on offer for staff affected by the BBC’s move to Salford. Basically it’s quite a good package in some respects, mainly because the one thing the BBC is not going to want to do is start several departments completely from scratch when they move them from the glamorous world of London’s W12.

Fairy Tale of Censorship

Posted on 18 December 2007 in Music (2 comments)

Well Radio 1’s decision to censor The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York has now been reversed now, but sometimes I just want to throw a dictionary at some people.

Deck the blog with boughs of baubles, fa la la la la, la la la la!

Posted on 15 December 2007 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

But regardless, it’s that time of year when the old website gets its Christmas finery - with some new, seasonal graphics. And baubles.

The new BBC Homepage - a bit like myBBC then

Posted on 11 December 2007 in BBC, Internet (13 comments)

Lots of people have blogged about it - with comments ranging from celebrating about the lack of the bbc.co.uk logo, and celebrating that lovely retro clock. So here’s my bit.

Coffin’ heckers like

Posted on 8 December 2007 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Anyone watching Have I Got News For You last night might remember a picture involving a coffin at a bus stop…

GNER website relaunches just days before disappearing forever

Posted on 6 December 2007 in Transport (4 comments)

In a slightly curious move, it appears that GNER relaunched their website on Monday. For those not that well up on the comings and goings of railway companies, the reason that this launch is rather curious is that it comes just days before GNER will cease to exist - the company will run its last train on Friday.

Building BBCi on Freesat

Posted on 4 December 2007 in BBC red button, Interactive TV (3 comments)

I don’t know what anyone else thought, but when I read that bit of the Freesat FAQ about interactive content on Freesat, I thought that the author was being just a little cagey - that they weren’t really telling me much.

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