I took Sal up to Bristol this weekend. The weather wasn’t quite as kind to us as it has been recently, but it was still lovely. Wandering around Clifton on a pleasant Saturday afternoon just makes me remember how much I miss the place. I guess you don’t really appreciate it until you leave. Oh ...

The G2 section of yesterday’s Guardian led with a very well written piece about the 24 hour news coverage of the war in Iraq: “And now over to Fairford where there is nothing to see“. The front cover of G2 featured a mock-up of a Sky News style screen with the caption along the lines ...

Clearly the IT department really do know what they’re doing, as they just shut down my email account nearly a month early. Well if you don’t want me to do any work in the meantime, that’s just fine with me lads…

As an addendum to the whole Amazon debacle of last week, Ikea seem to be getting in on the act. Check out the price of the STURE storage unit. Hmm. I’ll have 200 please…. [UPDATE: This page of the Ikea website has now changed. There used to be an item on this page priced at ...

It’s been a long time coming, but there’s new TV Go Home. Ah, lovely. UPDATE: Oh, I almost forgot to mention. It was my absolute pleasure over the weekend to see the first episode of The People’s Book Of Records from Zeppotron, the people responsible for TV Go Home. It looks like it could be ...

Nice to see the BBC acting sensibly as always. The track “Bandages”, by Hot Hot Heat, has been removed from the Radio 1 playlist, because of a “prevalence of the word ‘bandages’ in the song”.

Hmm. 3:50pm, and I finally have network and email access back. Now there’s an IT department that knows what it’s doing. It’s not like this company makes network management software or anything.

Something has gone wrong with the network connection on my work laptop this morning, so I’m reduced to surfing the Internet on one of the departmental Solaris machines while I wait for it to be fixed. Ordinarily, I might be concerned about my inability to work, but given that I’m just counting down my notice ...

“IT’S WAR – and, thanks to round-the-clock TV news channels, you can watch it all as it happens.” (London Metro, 21st March 2003) Hmm, when does it start? Maybe I’ll get a few beers in for that, shall I? If there’s one thing worse than being at a war that you don’t agree with, it ...

Today’s Metro (and I really should stop reading this appalling rag; it just depresses me, frankly) has the following quote from Brigadier Jim Dutton during a visit to the men of the 42nd Commando at Camp Gibraltar on the Iraq-Kuwait border. I think this is supposed to be a pro-war statement [On the same page ...