Archive for September, 2004

McAfee requires IE

September 23rd, 2004 No comments

Trying to re-install McAfee on a new PC, but McAfee’s website requires that I download using Internet Explorer.

I find it ironic that a company who is supposed to be protecting my PC, requires me to use an insecure piece of software to download it’s AV product.

Booking Fee Rip-off

September 10th, 2004 No comments

It costs no more to process a booking for 100 tickets than it does for 1 ticket.

How then can ticket agencies like Ticketmaster justify imposing a booking fee PER TICKET and then have the cheek to add a separate fee for postage? The word profiteering springs to mind.

Behaviour at Speed Cameras

September 8th, 2004 No comments

Why do people slow down to 40mph to pass a speed camera in a 50mph limit?
Don’t they trust their speedometers? Do they think they’ll get done for 48mph? or maybe they simply have no idea what the limit is.

Royal Mail – Again!

September 8th, 2004 No comments

Royal MailOrder from sent by Royal Mail ‘First Class’ on Monday afternoon.

It was daft to expect it on Tuesday I suppose, but it’s still not arrived today (Wednesday).

Royal Mail shouldn’t be allowed to call their service ‘First Class’ – I’m sure it contravenes the Trades Description Act.

UPDATE: it is now Thursday and still no sign.

UPDATE: Friday, and still no photos. This means that if they actually do turn up on Monday, it’ll be a week for supposed ‘First Class’ – watch this space.
Royal Mail are you listening? – You do not deserve to run a monopoly.

UPDATE: Not surprisingly, the photos didn’t arrive on Monday. I emailed Photobox, who apologised, and said they would reprint the order and despatch the same day.
Photobox shouldn’t have to apologise for Royal Mail. The reprinted order arrived today (Wednesday). The original order still hasn’t shown up.

Top marks for Photobox.
Minus 100 for Royal Mail.

UPDATE: The original order finally arrived on 1st October, almost a month late!