Entries from March 2008

Turn your cache back on

Posted on 24 March 2008 in Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

For some time, I’ve been wondering why Movable Type has been, well frankly, so slow on my home PC. And specifically my Linux PC. It’s been an insane situation where trying to add one entry could take five minutes.

TV/Broadband/Phone together - reviewing the options

Posted on 23 March 2008 in Shopping (6 comments)

What is the market like in the UK for bundled packages of TV/phone/broadband? Could I go start bundling my TV, broadband and phone and save some cash?

Comments - email notifications and feed

Posted on 23 March 2008 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

When it comes to keeping track of comments on blogs, well frankly it’s a pain in the backside. I never remember where I’ve posted anything, and I rarely know if anyone has ever replied.

Return of the lost BBC code

Posted on 21 March 2008 in BBC (No comments yet - be the first!)

Recently finding the BBC mailing list subscription page I coded in 2001, reminded me of another blog post I’ve been meaning to write. Some time ago, I telneted in to one of the internal web servers at work where I had my own webspace years ago and which I occasionally still use for various bits and pieces. A lot of my old code is still there, mostly templates for long defunct CGI scripts. However one particular page caught my eye.

Lost BBC coding found

Posted on 18 March 2008 in BBC (2 comments)

It’s coming up for five years since I coded my last web page for the BBC, and very little of my work remains. This is probably a good thing given the code isn’t exactly what people these days would be impressed by.

Alistair Darling - the man who will kill the British pub

Posted on 12 March 2008 in Politics and Government, Pubs (No comments yet - be the first!)

I’m not one for political posts normally, but sometimes you just have to ask what the hell our politicians are playing at? I’m talking about you, Alistair “Pub Killer” Darling and your insane 4p rise in excise duty on beer. That is, ladies and gentlemen, a rise of 13% in tax. At a time when the cost of a pint is increasing anyway due to higher prices in materials.

The cheese on TV that really grates

Posted on 11 March 2008 in Food and Drink, TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Being a bit of a keen cook, and someone who likes to do things reasonably properly if possible, I know Delia wasn’t really aimed at me. I mean, there’s just no way on earth you’ll find frozen mashed potato in my freezer.

It’s too wide! Or, the problems of not actually knowing how your users actually use web browsers

Posted on 7 March 2008 in Web Development (No comments yet - be the first!)

Now I must say I do like the visual look and feel of the new BBC homepage, but it gives me yet again, another infuriating problem. It’s the browser window size. I just don’t want my browser window set that wide.

Eurovision 2008 - good grief, the UK’s picked a decent song!

Posted on 2 March 2008 in BBC, TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Whilst sitting down to a nice, homemade green Thai curry last night, we happened to catch the second half of “Eurovision: Your Decision” last night which meant I got to see a strange woman in a corset and an extremely short skirt, Michelle Gayle and Andy Abraham battle it out in front of Terry Wogan sat on a throne in a programme format which was clearly designed to try and stop the UK public from voting for some diabolical crap again.

Comments Publishing Policy

Posted on 2 March 2008 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

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