Thursday, February 26, 2004

gone phishing...

We received one of these a couple of days ago, and as we do not bank with, or have a card with MBNA it was quite easy to spot. Even if we did bank with them the English used in the email would make you think twice before accepting it as a valid email.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

many happy returns...

One year on and still going, happy birthday dear old blog.

Monday, February 16, 2004

The devil within....

'If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil's luck (Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all have 13 letters in their names). '......Tony posted this item of info and at first I thought nothing of it, but now I am not so sure.

James Townsend (count them, go on you know you want to!)

Friday, February 13, 2004

Microsoft.. plain bad or just misunderstood

While telling people that there was a buffer overflow in the dynamic link library which implements the abstract syntax notation used for inter-process communication might have been over the top, it is at least accurate.

this is an an extract from a very good article by Bill Thompson on the BBC technology site.

A new look for slow emotion replay.......nnnnice.

Monday, February 09, 2004


Went to Kingsholm on Saturday to see Gloucester play Newcastle. It was a good game which Gloucester should have won to 0. Newcastle scored both their tries in the dying seconds of each half. Went to this game in the hope that Mr Wilkinson would be playing but it was not to be, he is out for the rest of the season I believe.

Congrats to Gloucester boys Andy Gomarsall, Trevor Woodman and Phil Vickery who are all in the England side for the opening 6 nations match with Italy on Sunday. (more..)

Friday, February 06, 2004

Queen beat Darkness in rock poll..................shock horror!!

Queen's hit single We Will Rock You topped a poll of music fans to find the greatest rock anthem of all time.
The Darkness - 'the UK rock sensation of 2003'* - came 19th with their single I Believe In A Thing Called Love, which came as a surprise to me as I thought it would be much lower down.
In second place was Bohemian Rhapsody once again by Queen, Nirvana (smells like teen spirit) came third, Europe, the final countdown came forth and fifth was Bon Jovi, living on a prayer.
Quite a lot of big hair in that list.

* not the authors opinion

Thursday, February 05, 2004

musings on the malfunctioning....

Griff makes some very valid points during this very difficult time which has been named the Malfuncian period by historians ......further reading

has anyone seen my keys?......I seem to have misplaced them.

the site is looking good Chris, much cleaning and better on the eye than the current version.