There is a piece in today’s Guardian about the risk of homelessness not only increasing but spreading to the middle classes. This is blamed on the economic downturn and government cuts but I imagine that rising inflation, especially in the prices of gas, electricity, petrol and fares would just make it worse – unless that […]
Entries from August 31st, 2011
August 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on Stephen Fry’s gadgets · Life
We watched that Stephen Fry programme on the TV last night – his 100 best gadgets. Entertaining but inconsistent sums it up I think. Some of the gadgets were extremely generic while others were very specific. for example, the iPod counts, even though it is just one amongst many mp3 players – and not even […]
August 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Technology
We are now on our 4th day without broadband and some how I doubt anybody is going to fix it on a sunday or bank holiday. Amazed that in the middle of the breakdown of society in Libya they seem to have a better internet connection than Virgin Media can manage in Sussex.
Tags: Virgin Media
August 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on Infamy, infamy · Technology
…They’ve all got it in for me! Now that WordPress seems to be all up and running I have no internet connection. Had a little bit of a row with somebody at Virgin Media this evening and may have vented a bit at the bloke who told me they would get an engineer out on […]
Tags: Virgin Media
August 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Politics
Maybe I’m just pessimistic or something but I’m a bit worried about this whole Libyan thing. When the no-fly zone enforcement started I had a feeling it could end badly. On the face of it, events seem to be working out well with Gaddafi apparently on the way out as long as you try to […]
August 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Baby Got Back · Technology
Strap in and brace yourself, because this could get boring very quickly. Keen-eyed regular readers will have noticed the unavailablility of this site for a few days and wondered whether it was the latest victim of Anonymous or Lulzsec or a Tory conspiracy. Nothing so exciting: just technical problems. I won’t describe the problems in […]
August 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Is it just me or… · Technology
…is this all really slow now? Anybody else find that pages can take forever to load or time out?
I’m not saying the first test didn’t work – it just didn’t work as much as I had hoped.
August 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Testing · Life
I think everything is back, at least as much as I can restore. This is by way of a test to check everything is working going forwards.
August 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Transparency · Politics
I have a small readership here (which suits me and I try to keep it that way) but quite a few of them are, or have been, involved in local politics in Crawley or elsewhere. Maybe one of them can enlighten me on something. I am not trying to be provocative or make any sort […]