Friday, December 15, 2006
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Saturday, August 12, 2006
This was the second similar retail experience I've had in the last week, in each case demonstrating that there are people in business who have absolutely no idea what they're doing...
Monday, July 31, 2006
Those dismissing renewable energy installations because their 'pay back' time is 20 years (at most) should realise that the 20 year figure is at current energy levels. Multiply your current fuel costs by four and then the payback time becomes an awful lot more attractive. Renewable energy is about investing in the future, not saving a few pennies or cents now....
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
So why oh why do a significant number of fair-skinned UK residents lie down in the full sunlight for hours at a time? If they don't use sun-cream they'll burn to a crisp. If they do, it'll take hours and hours to get any kind of a tan and the damage is still being done to their skin in any event. I was stopped by a market research lady a year or so ago and chatted to her for a few minutes. My attention was suddenly grabbed by what I thought was an unusual leather petticoat under her blouse - and then I realised that this was her skin. Tanned to the point of being cow-hide, this lady's skin, blasted by hundreds of hours of sun-lounging, had become something (to me) completely hideous.
Apologies if you're naturally tanned or with coloured skin and can venture out without protection - as for me, I'm sticking to the shade between 10am and 4pm this summer!
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Excuse the test nature of this entry, but I'm generating it as part of a tutorial on blogging from any email device, such as a smartphone. If you're interested, the tutorial's over on www.allaboutsymbian.com.
Normal service on rants and raves will resume just as soon as I've worked out what is normal anyway.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Will Vista be better than XP? Probably. Will it need new hardware to run properly? Definitely. Does Vista offer any concrete benefits over XP? Not really. There is absolutely no way that most people/businesses will pay lots of money to upgrade their hardware and software just to be able to coo over extra transparency effects or desktop 'gadgets'. No doubt Vista will become commonplace 3 or 4 years from now, if only because replacement PCs will come with it pre-installed, but Microsoft shouldn't be under any illusion that professionals like me will give Vista the time of day as a considered upgrade.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
Friday, June 23, 2006
Another example. Some kids on my block were kicking a ball around and it came in my direction. I joined in the kick around and was enjoying it for all of a minute when suddenly I slipped and landed awkwardly - and my 40-year old back put me in agony - this was last summer and it took 2 months for my back to feel normal again.
In my head I feel 25. I'm sure I'm not alone in this mental-physical discrepancy though!!