I dropped my iPhone 3GS this week. It fell perfectly face down on the pavement, and the glass front shattered. The screen still works perfectly, and so does the touch-screen. Unfortunately some of the shards of glass are loose and they have an unpleasant tendency to stick in your thumb when you swipe to unlock […]Read more "How to waste £400"
My youngest brother will soon be sixteen, which means he will have come of age in the eyes of the Church of England. He was given a form to register on the church’s electoral roll, meaning he can attend and vote at PCC meetings, and probably entitles him to hold other positions of responsibility too. […]Read more "The Church of England"
I’ve decided to start tagging all of my new posts from now with the camera and lens they were taken with. At some point I will probably work back through the archive (250 posts!) and tag those too. You can now find photos taken with: Sony Ericsson K800i Fuji Finepix S6500fd Fuji Finepix S9600 Canon […]Read more "Tagging photos by camera"
For my email and calendaring, I use Mozilla Thunderbird with the Lightning plugin (which implements the Sunbird calendar inside Thunderbird – nifty!). As you can see here, Lightning is helping me plan my morning at work efficiently, by automatically checking over 4 billion of my calendars. Perhaps by that time it has fetched all of […]Read more "Productivity tools"
And hot off the press, another fail entry. I placed an order with Amazon, and received this confirmation email. I sure don’t remember ordering an ARRAY(0x6b390274), but hey, if it’s free…Read more "I didn’t buy that!"
For ages I’ve been meaning to collect together all the fails I come across and post them on my blog. So let’s get started. This snippet is taken from the user manual of a Hannspree Xv-S LCD TV. Operating conditions Temperature Temperature 32°F to + 104°F ( 0°C to + 40°C) Humanity 20% to 65% […]Read more "Fail: Hannspree TV manual"
A while back I was approached by another Flickr user, who asked if he could use one my photos alongside one of his poems. Of course I said yes, and since then I completely forgot about it – until today. You can read the poem, Loss, on his blog.Read more "Loss"
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.Read more "Protected: The road home from anxiety"
This is a rather old email thread (as you can see from the fact I mentioned “in the new year”, i.e. looking forwards to 2009. I consider it good practice to retain the relevant parts of the history when replying, but this conversation has gone on for so long that the formatting is getting a […]Read more "When an email thread gets too long"
As someone who frequently makes online purchases, I am a frequent user of courier services. But on this occasion, the seller that I bought from used a courier that I haven’t experienced before – Interlink Express. And I have to say, they’ve done everything right. I am impressed by their level of service, and I […]Read more "How couriers should be"