Entries from November 2008

About the Daily Links

Posted on 30 November 2008 in Planet Bods (No comments yet - be the first!)

Regular readers of this blog will probably have noticed by now the arrival of Daily Links.

links for 2008-11-30

Posted on 30 November 2008 in Daily Links (No comments yet - be the first!)

What's caught my eye elsewhere on the web

What A Council Logo Says, Part 7 - Conclusion

Posted on 30 November 2008 in Politics and Government (No comments yet - be the first!)

What does your council’s logo say about your area? After pondering this question whilst walking down the street, I decided to find out. In this final part, I review the six areas covered, and draw some conclusions

Icesave Cash Back

Posted on 29 November 2008 in Money (1 comment)

So about two months ago, a substantial amount of my money ended up stuck in the British operation of a failed Icelandic bank, known in the UK as Icesave. Well after a bit of a wait - and nowhere near as long as most people originally expected - my cash has now been returned.

links for 2008-11-29

Posted on 29 November 2008 in Daily Links (No comments yet - be the first!)

What's caught my eye elsewhere on the web

What A Council Logo Says, Part 6 - Edinburgh

Posted on 29 November 2008 in Politics and Government (1 comment)

What does your council’s logo say about your area? After pondering this question whilst walking down the street, I decided to find out. In part 6 I head to Edinburgh, capital of Scotland.

Scrapping the Congestion Charge West London Extension

Posted on 28 November 2008 in London, Transport (1 comment)

I try to avoid anything too political on this blog. And sometimes fail. However the recent news that the West London Extension to the Congestion Charge will (subject to legal hurdles) end, is interesting.

links for 2008-11-28

Posted on 28 November 2008 in Daily Links (No comments yet - be the first!)

What's caught my eye elsewhere on the web

What A Council Logo Says, Part 5 - Isle of Wight

Posted on 28 November 2008 in Politics and Government (No comments yet - be the first!)

What does your council’s logo say about your area? After pondering this question whilst walking down the street, I decided to find out. In part 5 I visit a whole island, and ask that very question.

links for 2008-11-27

Posted on 27 November 2008 in Daily Links (No comments yet - be the first!)

What's caught my eye elsewhere on the web

What A Council Logo Says, Part 4 - Merton

Posted on 27 November 2008 in London, Politics and Government (No comments yet - be the first!)

What does your council’s logo say about your area? After pondering this question whilst walking down the street, I decided to find out. In part 4, I look at the area I currently live in - the London Borough of Merton.

links for 2008-11-26

Posted on 26 November 2008 in Daily Links (No comments yet - be the first!)

What's caught my eye elsewhere on the web

What A Council Logo Says, Part 3 - Ealing

Posted on 26 November 2008 in London, Politics and Government (4 comments)

What does your council’s logo say about your area? After pondering this question whilst walking down the street, I decided to find out. In part 3 it’s time to head to the capital and Ealing.

links for 2008-11-25

Posted on 25 November 2008 in Daily Links (2 comments)

What's caught my eye elsewhere on the web

What A Council Logo Says, Part 2 - Durham

Posted on 25 November 2008 in Politics and Government (1 comment)

What does your council’s logo say about your area? After pondering this question whilst walking down the street, I decided to find out. In part 2, I look at Durham’s council logos.

What A Council Logo Says, Part 1 - Tameside

Posted on 24 November 2008 in Politics and Government (4 comments)

What does your council’s logo say about your area? After pondering this question whilst walking down the street, I decided to find out. In part 1, I look at the area I was born in - Tameside.

When feeling a little under the weather…

Posted on 19 November 2008 in Life (1 comment)

…cheer yourself up with a nice photo.

Feeling good about a failure

Posted on 12 November 2008 in Work (1 comment)

Whilst casually browsing the a job site, one job set the “Apply! Apply! Apply! alarm bells ringing, so I created my first dusted off my first CV in eight years and clicked send. Alas they didn’t even want me for an interview, however the rejection email was top notch!

You never opened an account, you know

Posted on 12 November 2008 in Money (4 comments)

Seems the whole Kaupthing Edge clean up continues. It’s taken them some time, but it finally came - the email…

Kaupthing Edge - the failed bank that’s now reacting (sadly)

Posted on 10 November 2008 in Money (2 comments)

It’s not so long ago that I wrote about failed bank Kaupthing Edge, and the fact that it’s new owners hadn’t reduced interest rates, nor removed its high paying fixed term rates for existing customers. It seems they’ve finally caught up on that front…

Red Button’s 300 mile commute

Posted on 7 November 2008 in BBC red button (No comments yet - be the first!)

Over on BBCi Labs Blog (yes yes, we know, we know. It’s all red button now…) right now, you’ll find a little postette from my good self about the wonders of modern technology, which is allowing us to watch a proper, bona fide Freeview signal as transmitted from Selkirk’s newly reconfigured TV transmitters, despite us being in London 300 miles away.

Hot, Sweaty and Crowded - trying the commute on the West London Line

Posted on 5 November 2008 in London, Transport (No comments yet - be the first!)

Back in 2005 I tried cutting out central London from my commute. And failed. Three years on, and it was time to try again.

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