Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The jury's still out for me on this one. I've signed up (@pjbryant if you're interested) but spent a bit of time experimenting with a number of apps for Windows Mobile before settling over the past few weeks on Twikini (http://www.trinketsoftware.com/Twikini). Why?
- Well it was in beta
- It was therefore £0
- It actually worked (most of the time - it was beta!) unlike some I could name...
- It was visually simple,and had clean lines (as an example - see the image here)
It's allowed me to experimentwith the genre, but I'm still not sure what the point is....
Monday, May 11, 2009
But the coffee - overheated, scorched, mouth burning and weak to boot. I can do far better at home.
The chains may cost more, use inferior coffee beans, but their baristas can generally get the temperature right...
Thursday, May 07, 2009
I just don't clients that are wiling to have you sit around twiddling your thumbs for 2 hours whilst waiting for some credentials, whilst they go and do something.
Ultimately I don't mind being paid for nothing, but it devalues what I do, and is frustrating. And eventually everyone pays through unnecessary business costs...
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Cameras don't catch insurance cheats, bald tyres, unsafe cars, unlicensed drivers...
Now I read that violent assault victims have gone up by 50% in terms of hospital admissions. Of these about 50% are alcohol related. Govt/police action - nowt.
Time to call time on our 24hr drinking experiment? Time to make sure kids aren't drinking? Time to stop the growth of alcopops that encourage children to drink sweet flavoured alcohol?
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Today I read that there are 960,000 empty houses (mostly rural) on which VAT would be due if renovations are done (whereas new builds are VAT free). Where's the sanity in keeping nearly a million homes empty and building more instead. Let whatever money is swishing around help fix these homes, and if jobs need to move out (or more telecommuting) then let it. Rural communities have taken quite a battering from Nouveau Labour over the years, I don't suppose they'll change, but...