28 February 2007

Shite ISP?

Tell BBC Watchdog what you think. I have. Oh yes indeedy.

27 February 2007

and on the subject of diet...

Maybe the mother of this obsese child should take note too.

She said:

"Connor had a mouthful of apple once and he didn't like it. "He refuses to eat fruit, vegetables and salads - he has processed foods. "When Connor won't eat anything else, I've got to give him the foods he likes. "I can't starve him."

Tough, Mrs. McKeown! He's a child and YOU are responsible for him. Believe me, he won't starve, he has enough stored lard to keep him going for months. Don't buy the crap food in the first place, then he won't have an alternative. He either eats it, or goes hungry. Trust me, he will start to eat the good stuff when he realises there won't be anything else. You'll also find your shopping bills go down too, so you can spend the spare money on new clothes for him as he loses weight.

It's not cruel to deprive him of his so-called 'treats' - it's cruel to allow him to continue the way he is.

Mrs. McKeown, YOU are entirely responsible for your son's condition. Take a step back and look at what you've done and take action now before you condemn him to a very early grave.

Quotation of the Day

"There's no shortcut. You achieve good health through eating healthy food. There isn't a pill you can take to counteract an unhealthy diet."
Prof Christopher Gardner of Stanford University School of Medicine

22 February 2007

Don't let Orange take the pith

Dunno who designed this pic, but I think it's spot on!

18 February 2007

What a nice day :o)

Early morning, sun shining, good company and a tank full of petrol :o)
Afternoon, Rivvi, bikes, more sunshine, home, tea, chat with the girls on't'net and now it's time for early bed at 10pm.

Night all :o)

17 February 2007

Fecking adverts

Why is it that when you're watching a programme on a commercial channel and the adverts come on, they're so loud that they nearly blow you out of your seat?

Lots of people have asked this question and there have been a few suggested answers. One is that they aren't louder at all. Oh yes they bloody well are! Another is that the programmers assume that you're walking off to go and put the kettle on, so they make it louder so that you still hear it. Well get this - when the adverts come on, more often than not, I hit the mute button cos it's too fecking loud and I can't be arsed pissing around changing the volume all the time. Keep the volume at a normal level and I might leave it on.

Oh yeah, and Woody, you're right mate, the Kia Cee'd advert is most definitely the most annoying advert to date. That's another one I turn off now.


You know, I'm pretty certain that I suffer from S.A.D. I hate the winter months, getting up and going to work in the dark, coming home in the dark. It's horrible. I feel permanently tired and dejected, and all I seem to do is work and sleep.

Today, I awoke just before 9am. It was bright and sunny and I felt on top of the world. I went for a walk in the woods with my neighbour's dog, spent 2 hours in the garden shaving the bark off a birch staff and chucking the ball for the dog.

Sometimes the simple pleasures make life seem so much better.

Orange are even more shite than I thought

OK, the story so far:
  • Orange completely ignored my three written complaints about their appalling service;
  • they disconnected me several times, whilst denying that there was any problem with the connection at all;
  • Smurf rang them to cancel the service and get the migration code to transfer to another provider;
  • they gave us the code, apologised profusely and promised us a free month's broadband, and then cut us off a few days later;
  • they rang 3 times to ask why the bill hadn't been paid and we told them that we don't owe them anything, in fact I suspect that they owe us £27.99, because we never got that free month's broadband;
  • they've been told 3 times that Smurf doesn't live here any more and that the broadband service ceased many months ago and that I am now happily with a reliable and friendly ISP.
So what now? They've written to Smurf at my address (remember I told them he no longer lives here) telling him that if he doesn't pay, they'll cut the service off. HELLO? YOU ALREADY DID THAT MONTHS AGO! Yes, I know I'm shouting, but Orange just won't listen. We do not have a service with Orange. We cancelled the service, Orange owe us a month's money. We may take legal action against Orange if they don't piss off and stop harassing us.

Remember folks: Orange Broadband = awful service, even worse customer service, harassment and piss-poor organisation. Do not use Orange Broadband if you value your sanity.

15 February 2007

What does it all mean?

This article piqued my interest. It says that the experts are struggling "to explain the meaning behind some of its details" - referring to various designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a church in Glasgow, including one of birds and bees. Apparently he left no written record of what the designs mean.

There are lots of theories, including [yawn] fertility/sexual reproduction, and claiming that the church is 'Pagan in feeling'.

Has anyone ever considered this? There might not actually be a meaning! He might just have done it because he liked it. I love some of CRM's work, but I don't have to find a hidden meaning, I just find it pleasing to the eye. Why is there always this search for meaning? It's just nice, so accept it.

02 February 2007

Imbolc blessings

The chuck-out & cleanup starts now :o)

Here's my Green Man, in his summer garb.

Words fail me

Car makes entrance