Entries from January 2008

The Changing Times of Ceefax, and Read Hear added to BBCi

Posted on 29 January 2008 in BBC red button (1 comment)

Many of the pages in Ceefax have been a bit more fluid than people would often think. Pages come and pages go for all variety of reasons.

No more free CustomFields for Movable Type users.

Posted on 24 January 2008 in Web Development (1 comment)

Oh poop. It appears that, with the release of Movable Type 4.1, one of the most useful plugins I’ve ever found for Movable Type - CustomFields - has become part of the MT “Professional Pack”, which means buying a licence then. Especially annoying given in its pre-Six Apart ownership, it was essentially donation-ware for personal users.

Another missed TV show

Posted on 23 January 2008 in (7 comments)

The last couple of weeks I’ve had two infuriating moments. First was when I managed to screw up the timer on my PVR and as such, missed the first episide of the second series of Primeval on ITV1. The second was finding out that More4 started showing the sixth series of Curb Your Enthusiasm with barely a whisper.

Lazy, Lazy, Lazy!

Posted on 22 January 2008 in Life (1 comment)

Why walk when you can get the lift a whole one flight of stairs?

Save us from software that tries to be ‘clever’

Posted on 17 January 2008 in Internet (2 comments)

The problem is all in the file names Blogger and Movable Type publish out to.

Web Hosting Ideas?

Posted on 16 January 2008 in Internet (8 comments)

When it comes to hosting, I’m a bit clueless (having never needed any) I thought I’d open the door to suggestions.

No, I Didn’t Spam Anyone

Posted on 14 January 2008 in Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

Every now and then my email accounts suffer what I suspect many people who own domains do these days - log on to your email and find a couple of thousand emails saying ‘Message can’t be delivered’ or that kind of ilk.

Get your testcards here

Posted on 14 January 2008 in BBC red button (5 comments)

Yep, there’s a hidden testcard buried behind the hidden engineering page on the BBCi service on Freeview…

Jellied Eels

Posted on 4 January 2008 in Food and Drink (No comments yet - be the first!)

Just had them for the first time after a work lunchtime visit to A Cooke’s pie and mash shop on the Goldhawk Road. Makes you wonder how something which looks so disgusting, can actually be so wonderfully tasty…

Letters to the Editor: January 2008

Posted on 3 January 2008 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

Riffling through the bin of ridiculousness… Yes it’s time to answer more emails from the bulging post bag, and we had a batch delivered that were sent in 2005! Royal Mail’s getting better all the time.

It’s all in the wording…

Posted on 3 January 2008 in Internet (1 comment)

“Web icon set to be discontinued” screamed the headline from the pages of BBC News’s website.

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