O2 is down

Seems like O2 is down this evening. It must be a fairly widespread problem since loads of people have posted about it on Facebook and Twitter. I searched for information online but there was nothing on O2’s website, which is pretty poor. Some forums discussed the outage, although there were no facts – only speculation […]

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I bought a BluRay-ROM drive for my media PC this week, and so I decided to bump-start my collection of BluRays. I dredged through the bargain movies at Play.com and ordered ten of them. Much was my surprise when they started arriving today and I discovered that they were individually wrapped! I can’t understand how […]

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How to waste £400

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 […]

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The Church of England

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. […]

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Tagging photos by camera

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 […]

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Productivity tools

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 […]

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