Bloody “Windows Security Services” Indian Call Centre Con!
Mar27

Bloody “Windows Security Services” Indian Call Centre Con!

I’m a gentle person, and quite proud of being European and non racist. BUT: I am getting angry about the number of calls I’m getting over the last year or more from Indian call centres trying to con me into putting some very dodgy anti-virus software on my PC. I actually enjoy giving them abuse and confusing them when they call, but I’m angry because I can guess that they get many ‘bites’, as less...

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Another Spring, more Gardening
Apr23

Another Spring, more Gardening

They thought it would never happen, but I’ve beaten the doubters and helped do a bit of gardening for two years in a row!!  The harsh winter seems to have managed to kill some of the plants, even those who my more informed Mrs tell me are ‘hardy’.  Or maybe it’s my less than skilled fingers which managed to kill em?? Anyway – the roses are doing nicely, as well as a plant I can only describe as.. the one...

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Front garden update – it’s doing well!
Jul23

Front garden update – it’s doing well!

Well I posted earlier this summer about us ripping the tired old overgrown front garden out, and digging in some new soil, and planting  a few new plants (couple of roses for the long term). Well I’ve been out watering most days in this hot summer we’ve had, and things are going really well.  The odd plant has fallen by the wayside, but most have flourished, and we’ve just added a few new delicate flowers that were...

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Rage against the X-factor
Dec05

Rage against the X-factor

UPDATE: 21st December 2009 – WELL DONE EVERYONE (who took part in the facebook group and bought the single) – RAGE WON THE XMAS NO. 1 SPOT 🙂  what an amazing acheivement, it warms my heart to know that there is still some rebellion in music, after years of bland and fake music in the charts. I’ve seen a great movement on the social networking site Facebook.  In a reaction to the fake and ‘evil’ X-Factor...

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badscience.net
Aug18

badscience.net

I thought i’d take a minute to recommend a website (http://www.badscience.net/) and book “Bad science“, all written by a top bloke Ben Goldacre – a scientist who works for the NHS here in the UK. The book (and probably the website) help show you how the world is full of examples of ‘bad science’ – how the media (and others) mis-quote scientifc studies, or just make it up for a story. He...

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New Terry Pratchett book!
Jul20

New Terry Pratchett book!

I’m a huge fan of Terry Pratchett, have been since I discovered his Discworld books many many years ago. Great news is, he’s releasing a new book in a few months – and you can pre-order it on Amazon now (using my link to donate a few pennies without costing you anything!). Unseen Academicals It looks like it’s the story of the Wizards of the Discworld playing football – and I hope the librarian is in goal...

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