…I think my mobile phone might be a little racist, even if only inadvertantly. I was adding somebody called Gurinder to the contacts on my phone and it auto-corrected it to “Grinder”. Seriously though, why on Earth should auto-correct be enabled on fields for names?
Entries from February 28th, 2015
February 20th, 2015 · Comments Off on No wonder he’s going · Politics, Technology
When Francis Maude first talked about combining all the government websites into one big one, that part of me that had worked in IT since before there even was an internet, thought it sounded a bit risky. The principle isn’t too bad: why not provide a single front end, or a portal? It could be […]
February 20th, 2015 · Comments Off on Naarden · Life
This time yesterday I had never heard of Naarden, now it is on my list of places I really fancy visiting – and unlike most of the other places on my list (e.g. Tromso, Uruguay) it is actually affordable to get to. If, like me yesterday, you aren’t aware of the place then I defy […]
February 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on How the other half live · Life
A was a little gobsmacked the other day, while reading this bit of property porn on the local paper’s website. It is about a house for sale for £900,000. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a cellar, a stable block converted to a games room, and 1.25 acres of land. If that wasn’t enough, it […]
Tags: Local Papers
February 11th, 2015 · Comments Off on Bert Crane · Politics
I am hearing news that Bert Crane has died, which is not unexpected but nonetheless very upsetting. Yes, he was looking quite frail the last time I saw him, but then he was apparently not expected to live very long when he left the forces yet managed to go on to serve as a councillor […]
February 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Partial fact of the day · Life, Technology
The fax machine was invented before the telephone. For its first fifteen years of existence it was only used to transmit transfer requests between football teams.
February 1st, 2015 · Comments Off on A new MP for Horsham · Politics
Whatever happens in May, Horsham will have a new MP because Francis Maude has announced that he is standing down. It will be interesting to see who is chosen there because Horsham is the sort of place where the Tories can win easily even when their candidate is unpopular with many people because of blatant […]