A petition arrives!

It begins “Dear Sir/Madam,” and, being the former, I read on. “Objection to proposed Mobile Phone Base Station (Aqua Court/Nature Trail, O2 Cell Site: 040762)” I pause at this point. I have an O2 mobile phone, it has a crappy signal in my house, the new cell site would be up the hill a bit, off to the side of the road (not a particularly nice site either, ignore the bit about ‘nature trail’ it’s a path between two housing estates). YES! FINALLY a better mobile phone signal. BRILLIANT!! Then I remember that I live in a community and, perhaps, there are good reasons as to why someone would object to having a good mobile phone signal in their house. …

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It's time to stop when…

You take a break from work, fire up Google Reader and idly flick through a few feeds. Your eyes alight on a delicious link and you think, ohh must check that out. Only then do you realise that you are reading your OWN RSS feed, and you’ve already bookmarked said link in delicious so you’ll check it out. Sometimes the internets really is confussing, round and round it goes.

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State of the Union

Some council workers got sacked because they spent too much time on the internet (eBay in particular). Apparently this isn’t really their fault, with Union officials blaming bosses for “putting temptation in their way” – by allowing access to the internet. Now, I’ve never had access to, or worked within an organisation that has, a Union but I thought they were supposed to help protect the workers? If so, how does this help? And, without wanting to come across all curmudgeony, what is it with people these days? Can’t they just fess up and admit they were in the wrong? There seems to be a feeling that if you make a mistake you no longer have to say sorry, you …

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Twuntage: Redux

So, having made several calls I’ve gotten to the root of the problem and found further justification for dumping 1&1. The story:Yesterday I received an invoice from 1&1. It had no payment date on it, but I recalled from their T&C that it needed to be paid within 14 days and they would attempt to take funds from my account at the end of that period. Guess what. No, surprisingly they didn’t try and grab the money from my account that day, well they did but that wasn’t the problem. No, this is even better. They charged me £50 for a credit check as I was paying by Switch. £50. To credit check details that hadn’t changed. Having bemused the …

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Photo

Borrowed my Dad’s digital camera (for a trip in a Ferrari that has been postponed) and got snapping around the house. Outcome 1 – my first Mirror Project entry. More to follow soon. God, just think what I would be like if I had my OWN digital camera!

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