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Ryanair still not winning any customer service awards

April 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Ryanair still not winning any customer service awards · Life

Every time you think that Ryanair have reached the bottom, they find new depths to stoop to.

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Nice try

February 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Technology

A couple of spam/phishing-related tales.  Amongst today’s haul of junk mail I received this, apparently from “BT Connect Customer Service <>”: Dear Esteemed Customers, Due to management problems, your btconnect email will have to be verified by our customer service department due to large amount of spam complains. Please verify your accounts by sending the […]

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Dramatic u-turn on expenses

January 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Politics

I was caught on the hop by the first u-turn today (Gordon’s) but subsequent to that I was totally unprepared for the second one (mine).

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Section 106

June 10th, 2008 · 10 Comments · Politics

Last week the Crawley News included the regular insert from the council: Crawley Live. Normally this is noncontentious to the point of dullness, but one article this time really wound me up: the one on page 7 about Section 106 agreements. It lists all the various benefits to society resulting from money extracted from developers […]

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Local politician banged up

September 4th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Politics

Nobody likes to see a 71-year-old man sent to prison, but when they are an ex-UKIP MEP its a bit harder to find sympathy, especially when they have been flirting with the various far-right groupings in the European Parliament. My favourite bits of the story: Mr Donne said Mote had worked tirelessly for the European […]

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MPs’ earnings

April 17th, 2007 · 10 Comments · Politics

I have been reading the latest register of MP’s interests, and some of the resulting stories in national and local papers, and I am confused. The register lists interests but does not quantify all of them, and yet the papers are able to say how much individual MPs are earning from extra-curricular jobs. How do […]

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Bad e-mail day

February 15th, 2006 · Comments Off on Bad e-mail day · Life

I got home from work today to find 12 e-mails waiting for me. 7 were just spam/advertising Of those 3 were what I would call dodgy – software for 20% of the list price, or obscure mails with just a link to a geocities URL 3 were fraudulent phishing attempts – two purporting to be […]

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Rip-off merchants?

September 20th, 2005 · Comments Off on Rip-off merchants? · Life

Sometimes it is heartening when someone lives up to a stereotype. We shouldn’t be surprised – stereotypes often have some root in observed behaviour, even if it does get exaggerated. In some circumstances, like when you are dealing with an estate agent, builders or used-car dealer, the last thing you want is for them to […]

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