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Green Flag: World’s Worst Retentions Policy ?

So I’ve used Green Flag as a breakdown service for the last 5 years, with multiple call outs for one horrid vehicle (but hey it’s my fault, it…

I am not a fan of … but …

Ok, the secret to blogging more ? Reading Twitter, it seems… This morning’s gem (from the amazing-in-everything Mark Gatiss): “@xxgoingdown: @Markgatiss do you like doctor who? If yes,…

The Real UK Citizenship Test

A while ago, I noted that the initial UK Citizenship Test was a) hard and b) pointless – the recently proposed revision isn’t much better, but thankfully Twitter…

17 London Underground Maps You Never Knew You Needed – BuzzFeed

http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/london-underground-maps-you-never-knew-you-needed Brilliant visualisations.

does this mean i have to return my passport ?

Oh dear. “You have failed the practice citizenship test. Questions answered correctly: 13 out of 24 (54%) Time taken: 02 minutes 46 seconds “ Life in the United…

things to do in cambridge

A friend at work has recently moved to Cambridge, and given that the weather has been improving a bit I put together a few things that might be…

dvd is the new cd (or: GB are the new MB)

It’s a purely personal milestone, but today marks the first time I’ve ripped a DVD (store bought) to a video file without watching the film itself. I’ve been…

what the dickens ?

An extract from an email I’ve just received: “As we are trying to have a carbon free Christmas this year…” So, no Coal as a gift this year…

DHS Allowed To Take Laptops Indefinitely

DHS Allowed To Take Laptops Indefinitely: http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/08/01/0958242 Just don’t tell UK Customs & Excise or they’ll want the same rights too. Bet they could make the cost of…

cambridge traffic – makes tax laws look simple

Today, I left the house 45 minutes earlier than normal in order to renew my car tax I waited 15 minutes at the Post Office, and then continued…

BookMooch: exchange books and trade them, like a book swap or book barter

BookMooch: exchange books and trade them, like a book swap or book barter: http://www.bookmooch.com/ Something to add to the list of sites I never knew existed, but wholeheartedly…

spec writing for the PHB

Ok, so who thinks of {Dilbert}’s boss when reading this snippet from a product spec PDF: Dimension 25mm x 115mm x 75mm (when laying flat); 115mm x 25mm…

i has been mostly…

Today, I has been mostly trying to convince FrameMaker not to change baudrate into obdurate. It’s very persistent, though.

iphone uk – amusement in the wrong places

Apple – iPhone UK on O2 – Macworld UK: http://macworld.co.uk/ipod-itunes/news/index.cfm?newsid=19123 Alluding to the decision to make market moves with O2, Jobs said: “We wanted to know a few…

messing with purchase prediction software

A few years ago Tesco caused a stir with their loyalty card and the use of purchase histories to offer targeted coupons to users of the cards, which…