Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

New toy

Ok, so yesterday I picked up a brand new Sony Vaio TZ for an extortionate amount of money and I'm writing this on it now. I was, and still am, pretty thrilled by it - it's tiny for a laptop with an 11" screen, but has 2GB or RAM and a 100GB hard drive, built-in webcam, and the screen is very very impressive. I predominantly wanted it for digital photo editing and stuff on the move - something I could take on travels with me and my camera.

There is one issue though, which I'd never experienced in my run of work-bought Thinkpads - stuck pixels. About half a dozen of them, visible as green against a black background. I'm not really sure what to do. I'm thinking I might leave it a few days and if they haven't improved I'll take it back and see if they can exchange it (only problem is I know this was the last one in the shop....).

It's just such a shame it isn't 100% perfect, because basically everything else about this machine is.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Tickets, gah!

Why do 2 tickets with face value of £12.50 cost £34.75 at Stargreen, £32.45 at Ticketmaster, £32.30 at Seetickets and £30.37 at Ticketweb? Why the disparity and what exactly do I get for paying a 'service charge' or a 'transaction fee'? Isn't five pounds for postage sufficient to cover the costs of someone taking my tickets out of the bundle they have, putting them into an envelope and going to a postbox?

You don't pay service charges for anything else bought over the internet, so why for tickets?

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Ethical Geekery

Lookie what I just bought to take on my travels!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Glasgow = Soft Target? or The Insidious Enemy Within

Can you laugh about terrorism? I think so. That's why when I read about the 'attack' on Glasgow airport following the Friday 'attacks' I couldn't help but burst out laughing from a line in this article 'It was only when a member of the public punched him in the face that the police managed to restrain him.'

The moral of the story is, if you're going to blow up something in Glasgow, do it properly, or they'll 'ave ya.

Anyways, it's really only a matter of time before the culprits are officially identified but I don't think it takes a genius to work it out. I know you shouldn't judge people by their background and lump them all in together as a bunch of anti-social, murderous misanthropes but clearly there's something that runs deeply through the veins of a certain section of British society today. Their community leaders urge calm, but I can remain calm no more.

They were responsible for the July 7th bombings and most of the alleged incidents since. They have assimilated into everyday British life, particularly in London, outwardly appearing to be 'just like us' but inside they're different. With their disturbing views about women, drinking and treasonous calls for independence. Only their strange food and their accents give them away.

Who am I talking about? That's right. Northerners.

Be careful out there kids.
I just heard about a friend's engagement on Facebook. A little piece of me just died inside.