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Netflix and…freak out

13 December, 2015

I’ve never really bought into the whole Netflix thing. Partly because I refuse to pay to stream stuff that is already available on demand (which most of Netflix’s (non-original) content is), and partly because I just don’t watch enough TV to justify it. But my two eldest have become avid users – my daughter mooching [...]

(G)rant me the serenity…

28 January, 2014

This year I’m trying to be a better person. Part of this is becoming less intolerant of others. This is going to be really hard, as apparently I have a lot of pent-up frustration and a bit of a temper. So let me try to purge it all in one go, and then I can [...]

Extended Warranties: Putting the ‘con’ in ‘consumer electronics’

17 July, 2010

At the risk of sounding older than my tender 43 years: They don’t make ‘em like they used to. Consumer electronics, that is. Last month my TV finally packed up (and within a month of getting my surround-sound in place, FFS!). This is a Toshiba 50″ plasma flat screen, which I bought for the not [...]

AT&T Are Shit

23 July, 2007

(Sorry, I can’t think of a witty title, because this just isn’t funny…) About a month ago, a representative from AT&T called round offering me their Uverse service free on a couple of month’s trial.  This is a combined cable TV and internet service, and although I already used AT&T’s DSL service for my internet [...]

Tomorrow’s World Finally Arrives

12 April, 2007

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  I’m a complete whore for technology.  I wouldn’t quite put myself in the nerd/geek camp (although some would) but I do love the good, practical use of technology.  And with the convergence of a couple of new-ish technologies, I’ve finally turned my home into something that could have [...]

Top Of The Pops, Bottom Of The Ratings

28 June, 2006

The BBC have announced that Top Of The Pops is to be axed.  For the non-Brits, Top Of the Pops is (or at least was) the flagship ‘music’ programme produced by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).  It has been airing weekly since 1964, and was for many of those years the only ‘youth-oriented’ programme produced [...]

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